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Showing posts with label Newsweeks. Show all posts
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Monday, August 20, 2012

Newsweek! No You Didn't!

After a few editions of Newsweek focused on the shortcomings of, and problems endemic in the Romney campaign, It appears 'equal-time' was deemed necessary by Newsweek editorial management.

How about this weeks magazine cover?

It is worthwhile to note the author of the "Hit the Road , Barack", starts his less the credible piece as follows.

Niall Ferguson: Obama’s Gotta Go

Why does Paul Ryan scare the president so much? Because Obama has broken his promises, and it’s clear that the GOP ticket’s path to prosperity is our only hope.
I was a good loser four years ago. “In the grand scheme of history,” I wrote the day after Barack Obama’s election as president, “four decades is not an especially long time. Yet in that brief period America has gone from the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. to the apotheosis of Barack Obama. You would not be human if you failed to acknowledge this as a cause for great rejoicing.” 
Despite having been—full disclosure—an adviser to John McCain, I acknowledged his opponent’s remarkable qualities: his soaring oratory, his cool, hard-to-ruffle temperament, and his near faultless campaign organization. 
Yet the question confronting the country nearly four years later is not who was the better candidate four years ago. It is whether the winner has delivered on his promises. And the sad truth is that he has not.

The author's opening words tell all about his ability to perceive any level of positive or negative thought about President Obama. 
"I was a good loser four years ago." 
The then embarks of a brief,  but sadly ingratiating rationalization of race regarding the assassination of Martin Luther King and the election of the nation's first African-American President. He starts his piece with  his 'colors' (excuse the pun) showing and those colors reveal possible inner  psyche and paradigm that relegates the election of Barack Obama to that of Illinois Joe Walsh and Rush Limbaugh.  "He was elected due to his race".  Neither demagogue (including Ferguson) acknowledge the severe shortcomings of the McCain/Plain ticket, nor do they properly reflect on the mindset of the nation as we came out of 8 years of Bush/Cheney "GOPISM".

Ferguson quickly moves from his implied condescending (the election of the "black man") to a rather pernicious attack on the 44th President of the United States of America. He writes about failed promises from candidate Obama in a strange sort of soliloquy that frankly tires as one considers the reality of America post January 20, 2009. 

We have embedded a short Face the Nation video, what appears as a Tweet, and a link to Ferguson's article. 

Face the Nation segment this past Sunday.