Republican Hopeful or Hopeless! Political Attacks On The Media For Reporting!
Believe it or not, but even though I spend quite a bit of time geeking out on comic books or music or graphic design or movies, I do keep up with what's happening in politics. It's important, and I truly believe that anyone who doesn't, really has nothing to complain about when idiotic leaders make bad decisions that end up affecting your life.
Politics determines everything we can or can't do: Whether or not we're allowed to smoke in public buildings to talking on our cell phones while driving to internet sales taxes to how much we pay in taxes. Politics is important, but what's even more important are the people we elect to represent us.
The more I keep up with politics, however, the more I get disgusted and frustrated by all these political candidates posing as "leaders." Now, I am not a liberal nor am I conservative. I'm not Republican nor a Democrat. I'm an American first and foremost, and I love my country. However, just because I love my country, I am not blind to it's fault or the things that disgust me.
So here's what I don't love. I don't love all these politicians shoving Christian values and "family values" down our throats while they are off committing adultery and being hypocritical about "family values." Then they blame the media for catching them and their bad behavior?
Yes, I am talking about Republican hopeful Newt Gingrich and his little temper tantrum during the CNN Presidential Debate in South Carolina when he was asked about the "open marriage" John King had kicked the debate off with.
Watch Newt Gingrich's Reaction
It's All The Media's Fault
"I think the destructive, vicious, negative nature of much of the news media makes it harder to govern this country, harder to attract decent people to run for public office, and easier for me to deflect attention from my vulnerabilities. And I am delighted that you would begin a presidential debate on a topic like that."
The absurdity of Newt's response was phenomenal on so many levels. Yes, Newt, it's the media's fault that rich scum bags decide to run for political offices, and it's the media's fault that decent people don't run for public office. It's also the media's fault that people in congress and senate haven't been able to do much for the last four years.
While we're on the subject, Newt, it's also the media's fault Arnold Schwarzenegger had an affair with a housemaid, which ended up producing a child he had kept secret for years. I'm sorry but your actions are your actions, and the fact that you're deflecting responsibility onto someone else shows your character.
It's character, convictions, and moral principles that many of the people running for "public offices" lack, and the media will bring it to light. Why? Because, if you're willing to cheat on someone you supposedly love, how are you going to treat the people you don't even know but are suppose to govern?
Yes, and if you're going to run for Presidency, we are concerned about your character as a person, and whether you truly believe in the garbage you're preaching. I think it's hypocritical and typical how Newt Gingrich loves to defend himself by simply saying that's the past and it's the future we should be worried about.
Hey, that would be great for convicts also, Newt! Don't judge them on the past. Let's just wipe their records clean once they're released. It's too bad they don't have the money nor power to persuade anyone into going for that.
We, the people, are worried about the future. We're worried about rich liars and hypocrites, who obviously think they're untouchable, running for these high positions of power and continually swindling us. Here's the thing! We don't trust politicians, and for good reason. No, it has very little to do with the media, and everything to do with the way American politicians behave.
The second thing I found phenomenal was the crowd's reaction of cheers. Are you serious? No wonder politicians have the frame of mind of screwing over the American people. The crowd that night cheered for a man who cheated on his wife, and blamed the media for calling out his character on the matter. They cheered for a man's lack of character, principles, and convictions.
I have one word that comes to mind: "SHEEP!"
The other thing I found quite ridiculous in his statement is that all presidential candidates need the media in order for the people to even know who they are and what they're running for. They pay millions of dollars to run ads spouting negative commercials about their competition. The media doesn't do this for free nor do they come up with the content for the ads. I'm sorry but it's the political candidate's campaign staff that does that, at the behest of who? The person running for office!
Let's get this straight! People are very capable of making decisions on their own. They either make right choices or wrong choices. If you make a wrong one, own up to it! Don't blame it on him, her, or them! That's exactly what cowards do!
It's just a shame that we have too many in government that aren't willing to own up for the wrongs they've done, and, instead, love to blame a certain entity for bringing it to the public's attention. It's also a shame that there are people in this country who still vote these "indecent" hypocritical cowards into office.