ON THE HOME STRETCH
by Timothy Rollins, Editor and Columnist
How the mainstream media's obsession with being the center of attention gets in the way of honest reporting, as it prefers being the news, rather than an impartial observer thereof.
January 1, 2012
If it wasn't for Iowa and New Hampshire being first in the country with their respective caucus and primaries, almost nobody else in America would pay any attention otherwise, and frankly, neither would I. Even though I'm a political analyst, and I have suffered massive information overload, I would love to take the next month off - if I could.
As we head to the merciful end of the Iowa Caucus in 48 hours, we'll finally see put to bed, or better yet, put to sleep, the campaigns of Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, and Jon Huntsman. Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich would be potential bonuses, thus clearing the way either for Mitt Romney and Ron Paul to compete for the 2012 GOP nomination, or possibly have a third, legitimately qualified candidate join the field and give voters an additional choice other than the spoon-fed crap the GOP leadership seeks to force down the American public's collective throats.
Unless America re-grows its nerve, we may as well give up now, as the downfall of the United States will become complete, and the fat, dumb, lazy, complacent voters are the ones who were too busy sitting on their collective rumps and allowed this to happen.
As to the GOP leadership: they care only about themselves; they don't give a rip about the individual voter any more than Democrats do, they hold all voters in contempt. They're powered by large banks and other special interest groups who fund their various pet projects. George Soros is a living Anti-Christ who makes me wish time and again the Nazis had knocked on just one more door on his street when he was a kid.
Now as the caucus is within reach of finally occurring, the press is seeking to hype up the 'newest' myth of a Santorum 'surge'. Oh please!!! This is classic mainstream media manipulation and stupidity at its lowest. We're the digital age generation who just won't buy your Kool-Aid®, not even at half-price!
This 2012 election is historic in so many ways; so much so, it will most likely be the most important election in the lifetime of Americans, as it will in all likelihood - barring a miracle - be the last free election held in the United States. This is especially so, because most Americans are too lazy and/or too ignorant to make the time to properly educate themselves so as to make honest and informed decisions at the ballot box; to choose wise and honest people to hold public office who pass the first test for public office, namely, unquestioned United States Citizenship by birth.
Santorum has as much of a chance of winning Iowa as Yosemite Sam. Lawyer Barbie's campaign entered its death spiral when her Iowa Campaign Chair Ken Sorenson abruptly quit and endorsed Ron Paul on Wednesday. Newt Gingrich is also in free fall, and now we have redneck preacher Donald Wildmon getting his mug in front of the cameras, trying to sell his groupies on the candidacy of a serial adulterer who signed his FOURTH 'no adultery' pledge. This would be comical if it wasn't so pathetic.
Meanwhile, all of them are trying to keep both Romney and Paul from winning because Paul has held to his principles his entire career, and the preachers are trying to manipulate their flocks to back other candidates, simply because the other 'mainstream candidates' aren't Mormon. It seems to be nothing more than a bunch of religious bigots at work here, all battling for dollars, or more likely, looking to exchange filthy lucre back and forth.
Only former Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) and Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) met Virginia's primary ballot qualification by the deadline, and in the process, shut out the others because they failed to obey Virginia law and follow ballot qualification rules. Yet in classic crybaby mode, those who failed to qualify now actively seek to escape responsibility and litigate their way onto Virginia's primary ballot.
Meanwhile, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) (pictured, right) plans to do an end-run around the law, by filing emergency legislation as a means of getting his fellow Republicans on Virginia's primary ballot, thus exposing his blatant hypocrisy and possibly detonating his political future.
Such an action would not only be a blatant conflict-of-interest, it would also be political suicide, for while reelection as Attorney General in Virginia is not term-limited, election as Governor in Virginia is limited to a single term, and that would be a career-ender if he goes through with it. ***
© 2012 Timothy Rollins
A veteran freelance writer, Timothy Rollins brings a wealth of political
and military experience dating back more than three decades. He is a freelance
writer and policy analyst living in Oklahoma who has been featured both on television
and radio. He has appeared both in online publications as well as in print newspapers
in the United States such as the Milwaukee
Journal Sentinel, USA TODAY, the
Deseret News in Salt Lake City, and
also in Canada, where he has appeared in The
Toronto SUN and the Daily Herald in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His television
appearances include The Michael Coren
Show in Canada and KWTV 9 NEWS in Oklahoma
City. The views expressed here by Mr. Rollins are his own and do not represent
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