Most people consider me a liberal, a lefty, pinko, commie, queer as the windbags on the right would say… Ah windbags, my focus of this unfocused collection of thoughts, I think.
The moderate, sane, logical, lefties like myself have but a few “pundits” we can tune into for opinion based news. Most pundits on the left make me just as sick as the pundits on the right. The Right has the king Limbaugh, whom I used to listen to regularly even as a “lib”, I cant even do that anymore. His liberal doppelganger, Ed Schultz, is not any better. The Ed Show on MSNBC can be every bit as irritating as the E.I.B. network. Like Rush, he can take the smallest, most insignificant “mis-speak” that has nothing to do with any campaign, or even remotely political, and spin it into some partisan nonsense.
Lawrence O’Donnell, speaks into the camera like it is a moron. I cant tell if he is belittling Republicans, or “dumbing it down” for the undereducated Democratic audience. Like a reverse, smart, Hannity. I do however enjoy the Rachel Maddow Show. Shes smart and witty and Ive got to have someone to watch when Jon Stewart is on reruns. I know, I know, Stewart is not a pundit, but he is very funny, and I usually agree with him so suck it mainstream media!
I guess this brings me to my original scattered thought when I started typing: The news media, MSNBC, Fox News, Red, Blue, Left Right, O’Reilly, O’Donnell, all treat the audience like we are a bunch of idiots. We are “average” Americans who need “Voting for Dummies”….thats funny two ways, hahaha.
Average Americans; we liked Clinton, he talked to us like we were grown ups. We liked George W. Bush, He was like a nice neighborhood boy who threw a baseball through our window and did not think we knew. We did, and we voted for him again anyway. We liked Obama, he talked to us like adults and when he spoke, we fell in love with America all over again. Mitt Romney…umm… he talks to us the same way a CEO at a company picnic talks to the janitor, awkward and politely insincere.