Friday, December 16, 2011
Who Runs the GOP?
One British writer, Jonathan Freedland, contends it is Fox News who has turned the GOP into what they are now. He offers up a compelling argument devoid of the passionate partisan claptrap that usually accompanies such claims. One quote by David Frum, former speech writer for George W Bush is telling :
"Republicans originally thought that Fox worked for us – and now we're discovering we work for Fox."
If a Liberal said this, it would be passed off as more predictable ditto head lackey rhetoric from the Left. But in the article, Freedland quotes more than one "conservative" voice regarding their concerns over Fox and its influence over the GOP agenda. I won't rehash his article here. But take a look, it is a very interesting insight from someone who sits outside the fray.
For years I have loudly whined about the two parties we have controlling our lives. I have indicated that I would love to see the two party system self destruct. ...................Hmm...............Now the phrase " be careful what you wish for" comes to mind. Now that one half seems intent on destroying itself, it looks like they are determined to take us with them. I should have seen this scenario coming, but I did not. I was so full of my righteous indignation, I only wanted it to fail without regards to who was hurt and how much damage would result.
So I sit here watching the system I grew up in suffering serious tests to its viability and instead of being pleased, I am sad. I know no matter what the fallout is, those creating the havoc will most likely come out smelling like roses and the grunts on the street will pay the price as we always do.
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