Matt Damon is a Democrat partisan and environmental activist. He has put forward a movie he thinks demonstrates top to the world how dangerous fracking for natural gas might be. This is important because domestic fracking for natural gas is making the United States less dependent on foreign oil. So of course the financial backer behind Damon’s anti-fracking movie is an Arabian oil producer. Nope nothing to see here
Much has been made of the Obama coalition of upper middle class, college educated liberal white folks and poor minorities. Other segments of American politics may support Obama to some degree but this is considered his “base”. One segment of the American political landscape which has been overlooked in this analysis is the ‘stupid’ vote. Maybe stupid is too strong a word, but it is defiantly an uninformed group that rarely if ever pays attention to politics and thus are easily swayed by emotional appeals, good imagery and media cues. Think of it as the voter who doesn’t have time for the news because they want to catch up on American Idol but they heard Matt Damon said Obama was cool and Republicans want to kill teachers or something.
Don’t misunderstand and think I am calling the average American stupid or pulling a “What’s the matter with Kansas”. However, as my video on this subject points out, elite liberals really do think most Americans are too dumb to know what is good for them. The same impulse that causes liberals to want to tell you how to eat and dismiss the right as “bitter clingers”, causes them to view you and I as too stupid to understand all the wonderful things the left is trying to give us. The right instinctively understands that paying for benefits with other people’s money is not sustainable but the left responds that we just don’t have the appropriate education and knowledge to understand their economics.
This is what is in Obama’s head when he decries lobbyists even as his administration is full of them. He accuses Republicans of shilling for corporations as he practices crony capitalism, steering your tax money to corporate and political allies. He makes a speech lamenting his inability to get a budget through Congress and blames Republicans when it is his own party who will not support his budget. He promised premiums would not go up under Obamacare and stated the individual mandate was not a tax while his own advisors are saying the exact opposite.
All of these lies and hypocrisies are easily discoverable with a little research but Obama is betting you won’t do it. He knows most of the media is on his side and he has the occupiers to fight against the Tea Party so what does it really cost him to lie a little? Even the Washington Post gave Obama 4 Pinocchios on his tax cut claims and gave his chief of staff 4 Pinocchios for comments about getting a budget through Congress. The sad reality is that Obama is less concerned about the truth than he is with his reelection narrative. I suspect the whole reason he stepped into this contraception issue was to take the focus off of his own dismal record.
Obamacare remains deeply unpopular and his promise to half the deficit in three years has turned out to be bull. He can’t run on his record so he has to obfuscate, divert and sling some mud at Republicans. As politicians go this is par for the course, but wasn’t Obama suppose to be different? His only hope is that you will not have the time or the inclination to do your own research and look up the facts for yourself.
Look, if you want an expansive welfare state, burdensome regulations and an overbearing nanny government and are cool with the sclerotic economic growth and loss of liberty that comes with it then by all means vote for Obama. It will be the best vote for you. However, if want something different, perhaps real hope and change, then do your own research and discover the truth behind the media spin on both sides. Obama is betting his reelection on his belief that you won’t. For America and for yourself, prove him wrong.