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June 27, 2010
Don't forget the media, Dr. Hanson
In an otherwise excellent column at Townhall.com, where he delightfully dissects the Obumbler, Victor Davis Hanson makes one glaring omission in describing all the separate components that came together to constitute the perfect storm that propelled an unqualified, leftist, community organizer into the most powerful office on earth.
The reality of Barack Obama is that he was an inexperienced community organizer with an undistinguished record as a Senate newcomer. A perfect storm of popular anger at eight years of George Bush, a lackluster John McCain campaign, Obama's landmark candidacy as an African-American, a disingenuous campaign promising centrist and bipartisan governance, and the financial meltdown in 2008 got the relatively untried and unknown Obama elected.
Did you spot the missing single most powerful component of this perfect storm? That's right bubba, Dr. Hanson forgot the MEDIA. More than any other of society's institutions, the mainstream media elected the One, both through its unrelenting hatred of George Bush and its slavish devotion to Obama. And let us not forget that it was the mainstream media that was responsible for making that lackluster McCain the Republican candidate, treating him ever so favorably during the primaries because they sensed he was the weakest of the Republican choices, then turning upon him viciously as soon as he clinched the nomination.
Had the media done its job and truly investigated this unknown candidate instead of helping him bury the bodies, we would not now be in this morass that Obama and the Democrats have brought upon us, and it is those vultures whom we should hold responsible once we regain control of America's government.