Unflappable loyalty to Democrats Inc. or Republicans Inc.

I watched Roland S. Martin(1) on CNN television news yesterday afternoon, July 22, 2009. He offered a good example of partisan illness, loyalty to Democrats Inc. If one did not notice the contradictions in what he was saying, one should count oneself as brainwashed.

He got into the birth certificate controversy over whether Obama was born in the united $tates or Kenya. The president is supposed to be born in the United $tates, which is why Henry Kissinger and Arnold Schwarzenegger never ran for president.

Unfortunately for Martin, whether mistake or allegorical commentary by someone typing for CNN, the screen translation during the CNN report said that Obama’s birth certificate was from 1964; even though, Obama was born in 1961. Was it a typo or is there some story there? It’s not reassuring. We’re not interested in electoral politics except for what it says about the system, so we won’t say we have investigated this question to the bottom.

I did notice that the major networks did not cover the story before the election, but now that they need to take credit for the Democratic Party’s nominating a Black man, they act as if the birth certificate movement was not attacking McCain before the election. It’s the timing of the news stories that give them their false spin.

Then Martin tried to say that Obama won and people should get over it. No kidding, but McCain is receiving the same criticism as Obama, so it’s not a question of sore losers. The birth certificate movement is also upholding the highest law in the land and saying McCain was not eligible to be president, because he was born in a military base abroad. So to criticize people for wanting what the Constitution provides for is not right. To fall for what Martin said is an example of Democratic Party unthinkingness.

Next Roland Martin prepares public opinion for the tempest to come for the Democratic Party and says the “inside job” view of 9/11 is by “left-wing wing-nuts.” Martin again shows desperation born of corporate-think, reminiscent of advertisements for “Wonder Bread.”

The inside job view is even more widespread than MIM would have guessed, as we have reported before. In 2006, Scripps Howard news service reported:

“More than a third of the American public suspects that federal officials assisted in the 9/11 terrorist attacks or took no action to stop them so the United States could go to war in the Middle East, according to a new Scripps Howard/Ohio University poll.”

“The national survey of 1,010 adults also found that anger against the federal government is at record levels, with 54 percent saying they ‘personally are more angry’ at the government than they used to be.”(2)

Uh, hello Mr. Martin, you just called over a third of Amerikans and half of New York City residents “wing-nuts” to benefit Democrats Inc.

Meanwhile, Gail Collins also sings in praise of partisanship on July 22nd.(3)

“But you can’t run a big, complicated country without parties. And if you want to run it with any degree of efficiency, those parties have to have enough cohesion to be able to force people to vote with the group even when they aren’t happy about it.”(3)

Maybe she will convince David Brooks to run for Senate as a Republican. In any case, it is fair to say that discipline for lynching comes from the top. We are glad to see Collins admit that, notso glad to know that Obama used a lynching to get into power and the media saw it unfit to print.

1. http://www.rolandsmartin.com/page/about.cfm
2. http://www.infowars.com/articles/sept11/cnn_poll2.htm unscientific CNN poll shows 90% believe government is covering up something on 9/11.
Only 16% believe the official story according to a scientific poll.
3. http://theconversation.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/22/in-praise-of-partisanship/?ref=opinion


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