Keep The Right Close, And The Left Closer
“If Hitler invaded Hell, I would make at least a favourable reference to the Devil in the House of Commons.” – Winston Churchill, 1941
Lost amidst the scuffle for the GOP nomination and the carefully orchestrated shell game over mandated contraception is a little-known fact that may have a large impact on the upcoming Presidential election:
There are a lot of liberals that don’t like Barack Obama.
The mainstream media has certainly done their part to muzzle conservatives, but that’s nothing compared to the lack of coverage given to an increasing number of liberals who believe Obama has sorely betrayed them.
Their lists of grievances are long and varied; suffice it to say, most did not expect “Hope and Change” to equal “Totalitarian Socialism.”
You can imagine why the media would be reluctant to report this dissension within the ranks. The fact that it’s not being reported is a story in itself. The ethical collapse of independent western journalism has left us without a public guardian against the unilateral destruction of the United States Constitution.
Enter the new media. Andrew Breitbart, its first great martyr, launched a project to “Vet the President” just before he shuffled off his mortal coil. It is a venture that has been years in the making; the evolutionary result of a journalistic empire built from the ground up and designed to do what the conventional media won’t do. In the process, it started a movement that has brought necessary scrutiny to the corruption in mainstream reporting and exposed the lies we are told daily.
While the Obama political machine was producing the Sandra Fluke sideshow, and the media (including its few conservatives) dutifully paid it far more attention than it deserved, Breitbart’s posthumous project debuted, and we have been treated to new investigative reporting on the origins of our 44th President, and the uncomfortable truths about the formation of his radical philosophy.
It has helped get the conversation back on track. It has reminded us that the issue in the first place was the unconstitutional mandate for abortion and contraception. It has brought the harsh glare of public scrutiny right back where Barack Obama doesn’t want it.
New media has broken our diet of strictly controlled information. Investigative reporting is exploding across a number of online outlets, and all of them are connected by vast global social networks. The big stories get out fast, and bad journalism is quickly debunked.
Good journalists who have struggled for years trying to work within a corrupt system have now broken out of it; many have gone as far as to start news outlets of their own, and they’re reaching an enormous audience in a hurry. Watch how fast the new Breitbart.com website becomes a staple. Watch how fast Twitchy.com will catch on. These are just a few examples of great ideas built out of an urgent need to man the post that our monolithic mainstream media has abandoned.
Which brings us back to the disenfranchised liberals.
They’re part of the discussion. Conservatives and liberals can disagree on a lot of ideological issues, but they can agree that we can’t trust mainstream media to do their job and vet the President. They can agree that Obama deserves to be exposed.
In this, we are allies. We can’t expect the liberals who have been politically orphaned to suddenly adopt the GOP, but we can embrace a common dissent and focus on a common enemy. They may not vote Republican, but if they aren’t voting Obama, we have an ally in the defense of our Constitution.
It pays to know what our common grievances are. We can dictate the dialogue. We can coordinate the attack on this failed administration. We should take all the help we can get.