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    Gods Come Cheap These Days
    by Chuck Baldwin
    June 12, 2009


    When President George W. Bush was first elected back in 2000, I well remember the way Christian conservatives went gaga over him. They would deny it, of course, but it was more than hero worship: they acted as if he were a god. Life-size posters filled Christian bookstores. Religious broadcasters and televangelists swooned over him like 16-year-old girls used to swoon over Elvis Presley. Pastors invoked his name almost as a prayer. The Religious Right acted like they had died and gone to Heaven. In the minds of Christian conservatives, G.W. Bush could do no wrong. The result of all this sophomoric silliness was that the Religious Right became blind, impotent lackeys to a Big-Government, big-spending, Orwellian, and inept administration--maybe one of the worst in U.S. history.

    And all of this was not lost to the political left. They called Christian conservatives "dupes," "buffoons," "gullible," and a whole lot more. But now it is the liberals' turn to take a voyage in the vehicle of villainous vulnerability.

    First, there was the major media's "anointing" of President Barack Obama. Yes, I use the word "anointing" on purpose. Make no mistake about it: in the minds of the major media, Obama was not inaugurated; he was canonized. No pope, king, or potentate of history received the coronation that Barack Obama received. To the liberals who dominate the news media and entertainment industry in this country, Obama is not a President: he is a god.

    For example, did readers see the way NBC newsman, Brian Williams, bowed to his majesty, Barack Obama? If you missed it, see it here:

    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLYtHHxTTmc[/media]

    Where are Keith Olbermann's eloquent rebukes of the Military Commissions Act (MCA), the suspension of Habeas Corpus, and many other Big-Government intrusions into the private lives of the American people that were first instituted under George W. Bush and that now continue under Barack Obama? When he wants to, Olbermann can be a very convincing, articulate defender of constitutional liberties. However, it seems that Olbermann is only interested in constitutional government when it is a Republican trampling it. Since Obama became President, Olbermann has not only muted his criticism against unconstitutional policies emanating from the White House, he has joined the chorus of mindless worship of the new President.

    (Here are Olbermann's trenchant comments on President Bush's support for the Military Commissions Act and denying Habeas Corpus--something we will not see from Olbermann regarding the same policies emanating from the Obama White House:

    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAjVHtSO_As[/media]

    The list of ways that media and entertainment lemmings fawn over Barack Obama is almost endless. And just when one thinks he has heard it all, out comes the blathering balderdash from Newsweek editor-at-large Evan Thomas.

    Appearing on last weekend's Inside Washington, Thomas lauded President Obama as a "brave," "great teacher" who "stands above everybody." But Thomas saved his most outrageous oratory for last Friday's Hardball program. On Hardball, Thomas gushed, "I mean in a way Obama's standing above the country, above--above the world, he's sort of God."

    There you have it: according to Newsweek's Evan Thomas, Barack Obama is "sort of God."

    Well, now that God is in the White House, I suppose we don't need the Constitution; we don't need the Bill of Rights; we don't need Congress; we don't need the Supreme Court; we don't need individual sovereign states; we don't need the media; and we certainly don't need Evan Thomas, do we?

    There it is, my friends: because Barack Obama is the President, the major media now worships toward 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Goodbye resistance; goodbye objectivity (if they ever had it); goodbye fairness; goodbye investigative reporting; goodbye accountability (at least for Obama); goodbye professional journalism; and goodbye free and independent press. Hello propaganda; hello favoritism; hello yellow journalism; hello socialism; hello "monarchalism"; hello globalism; hello elitism; and hello Pravda.

    What in the world has happened to us? How is it that otherwise intelligent and educated people can so quickly forget virtually everything their principles and values taught them, and become little more than clumsy chumps for a Presidential administration--any Presidential administration? Are we that slavish? That childish? That foolish? Apparently so.

    As bad as it was under Bush, it will be twice as bad under Obama. Only because, at least with Bush, the major media's natural liberal bias tended to want to keep Bush somewhat honest, which meant that Bush would often face criticism from the media for some of his unconstitutional policies (such as Olbermann's eloquent repudiation of Bush's policies regarding the MCA and Habeas Corpus referenced above).

    Forget it with Obama. The liberal bias of the major media will tend to cause them to support anything this guy says or does, and to always look the other way whenever unconstitutional or illegal activity surfaces.

    For eight years, Christian conservatives had "Lord Bush." Now, liberals have "Lord Obama." Seems to me that gods come pretty cheap these days.
    Interesting article by Chuck Baldwin. Just to further illustrate the hypocrisy of the corporate media and the corrupt two party political system.
    |TG-X| mp40x



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    Re: Gods Come Cheap These Days

    I agree that the state of US corporate media is very lacking, and that the current political parties are incompetent, but the points in this article are not presented well and only revealing 1 side of the story.



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      Re: Gods Come Cheap These Days

      Wait a second... The weeks following September, NO major media outlet spoke any ills of President Bush, were was the rant on that? Even the so called 'liberal media' was singing his praises. Afghanistan, and even the first parts of Iraq the media was doing everything it could to appease 'Lord Bush.' Even the liberal media has said that they gave Pres Bush a blank check following the attacks, because to do anything else was 'un-American' in the eyes of their viewers. It wasn't until after the second Iraq war started when the media really started to turn against President Bush.

      This entire article is one sided and borderline garbage.

      Now the one thing that I will agree to From this. Obama is a man, nothing more, nothing less, and anyone who thinks of him more then just a man needs to re-evaluate. If you want to call him a great man, fine, whatever, history will be the judge of that, but remember even a great man, is only a man.

      ~ Draken

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        Re: Gods Come Cheap These Days

        Originally posted by tau_neutrino View Post
        but the points in this article are not presented well and only revealing 1 side of the story.
        Originally posted by DrakenViator View Post
        This entire article is one sided and borderline garbage.
        I don't see where the article was "one sided" at all. The author seemed relentless in his attacks and bashing of both parties. Of course if you supported George Bush or currently support Barack Obama then you would have found this article very distasteful. But thats why I posted it, because I have no loyalties at all to either party. And I am completely disgusted with the current two party system. The only thing that I would consider "garbage" is continuing to support the same failed policies of either the Republican or Democratic party.
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        • #5
          Re: Gods Come Cheap These Days

          The article fails to mention the numerous media figures on all sides of the political spectrum who freely criticize the president. It chooses a small subset of [extreme] examples and tries to pass them off as common occurrences.



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            Re: Gods Come Cheap These Days

            Well, now that God is in the White House, I suppose we don't need the Constitution; we don't need the Bill of Rights; we don't need Congress; we don't need the Supreme Court; we don't need individual sovereign states; we don't need the media; and we certainly don't need Evan Thomas, do we?
            I figured this guy would be some kind of shill and basically tow conservative BS, and I'd call him out by mentioning the Patriot Act. I was genuinely surprised to find this. While I think he's fear-mongering, I have to give the man his credit in that, like me, he believes the Constitution isn't just some piece of paper to be ignored the second something bad (or presumed bad) happens.

            This is where he starts to lose any semblance of sanity:
            goodbye objectivity (if they ever had it);
            Someone had this?
            goodbye fairness;
            We had this?
            goodbye investigative reporting;
            We had this?
            goodbye accountability (at least for Obama); goodbye professional journalism; and goodbye free and independent press. Hello propaganda; hello favoritism; hello yellow journalism; hello socialism; hello "monarchalism"; hello globalism; hello elitism; and hello Pravda.
            What a complete tool. He's living in some fantasy land that never freaking existed. He further tows the idiotic notion that socialism and elitism and automatically bad.

            Besides, this entire list is just a flipped coin to 2002-2008. Does no one remember "King Bush" and other fear-mongerer worried Bush would stay past his 2nd term and declare matrial law. We shouldn't give this kind of "Faked moon landing" crap the time of day.

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              Re: Gods Come Cheap These Days

              As bad as it was under Bush, it will be twice as bad under Obama. Only because, at least with Bush, the major media's natural liberal bias tended to want to keep Bush somewhat honest, which meant that Bush would often face criticism from the media for some of his unconstitutional policies (such as Olbermann's eloquent repudiation of Bush's policies regarding the MCA and Habeas Corpus referenced above).
              This makes me laugh. I wonder if this guy has ever heard of Fox News. Cause you know, a conservative media outlet that makes up for almost 50% of the populations choice for mass-market news coverage wouldnt have any way of chastizing a liberal president.

              This whole article is garbage. Fenix nailed it.

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                Re: Gods Come Cheap These Days

                Originally posted by Ferris Bueller View Post
                This makes me laugh. I wonder if this guy has ever heard of Fox News. Cause you know, a conservative media outlet that makes up for almost 50% of the populations choice for mass-market news coverage wouldnt have any way of chastizing a liberal president.

                This whole article is garbage. Fenix nailed it.
                This just reinforces the authors point of view. When Bush was president Fox News was defending Bush throughout his administration. When Obama was inaugurated as president Fox News became Bush apologists and went on the attack against Obama. These days anything that doesn't reinforce the two party wedge issues or talking points is quickly discarded as rubbish. Its actually a distinctly Libertarian point of view in this article. The author gave equal time in his condemnation of both presidents. I'll admit he takes some liberties with his comments, but who doesn't. The fact remains that supporting either party is basically relinquishing all independent thought from your argument.
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                • #9
                  Re: Gods Come Cheap These Days

                  Originally posted by mp40x View Post
                  The fact remains that supporting either party is basically relinquishing all independent thought from your argument.
                  There's a difference between supporting a party and servicing it like a back-alley prostitute. I've talked to people who, rather than watching it on TV (and they had the time to do so), they waited to hear Fox new's take on Obama's inauguration speech. Rather than getting the information directly and forming their own opinion, they'd rather be told what to think about political issues. In their opinion, a political party is a way of life.

                  Case in point: a close friend thinks "liberal" is an insult and won't give any ground to any democratic politician. His favorite line to start a political chat (read: making an ass out of himself) is "Did you hear what Obama did today?" He also assumes (because of the binary/black and white BS drilled into his brain) that since I'm not Republican, I must be Democrat/Liberal, ignoring the mountain of evidence to the contrary. He thinks I hold up "my" liberal politicians like he holds up his conservative ones. It's a personal thing to him. He has chosen to associate with a party and an attack on that party is a personal attack on him. I find a lot of people are like that with politics and religion (and that's not really saying anything you didn't already know).

                  Yet, he couldn't care less about gays marrying and he agrees making abortion illegal would be a terrible repetition of a failed attempt. It's like Houstonians hating the Cowboys for the specific reason that they are not the Texans. It's idiotic.

                  Libertarians are insane (for the record, I consider myself a libertarian on social issues, but in no way on economic ones), but at least they manage to stay consistent in their insanity. I believe this has more to do with no effective libertarian party in this country telling them what to think, rather than any kind of mental fortitude on their part.

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