The news people have it and they want to give it to us -- it's Obama Fever! Mad Love!
by Jim Kouri, CPP>
The latest paramour of the denizens of the mainstream media is obviously Senator Barack Hussein Obama, Illinois Democrat. With their superficial sensibilities, the entire big media -- including Fox News Channel -- appear to want to give Sen. Obama a collective lap-dance. Like lovesick school girls they get absolutely giddy at the sound of his name.
This media blast of passion and adulation has created a news household name. In fact, a friend who's a true progressive told me she loved Obama. When I pressed her for more information, it turned out she didn't even know what he looked like or what he stood for; her love for him was based on -- you guessed it -- media coverage.
Imagine the surprise when these partisan cheerleaders got wind of a poll that showed Democrats favored Hillary Clinton over Barack Obama 33% to 12%. In fact, Obama beats Gore by one measly little point. Okay, so that was a Fox News/Opinion Dynamics Poll.
For my friends on the left who distrust Fox, Obama didn;t do much better in a CNN poll:
Among Democratic voters, 34 percent want Clinton in the Oval Office -- more than twice as many as the 15 percent backing rising star Sen. Barack Obama, according to the CNN poll.
Ex-Vice President Al Gore and 2004 vice-presidential candidate John Edwards tied at 14 percent.
Sen. John Kerry saw his presidential hopes plummet to a paltry 7 percent of supporters -- a 5-point drop since last month. (Message to Kerry: You do much better when you stay out of sight and keep your mouth shut.)
But don't worry too much if you're already seduced by Obama; the news media will continue its propaganda on his behalf. They have so much at stake. Like being able to print or announce a headline "First Black Man Elected President." Too late, schmucks, you already used the First Black President routine when you worked to prevent Bill Clinton from ending up in the slammer. Besides, Barack Obama is only half-black.
Hopefully, the media-Obama lovefest will be shortlived and then we can get on with finding out who this man really is. We're told he's a moderate, yet he's pro-abortion and against a bill making partial-birth abortion illegal. How is he moderate on that issue? Unless he just wants to wound the unborn baby rather than killing it outright. Can we agree he's not moderate on this issue?
On gun control, Obama is like most of his Democrat Party colleagues, he opposes citizens bearing arms, but says he doesn't. Perhaps he supports citizens' gunownership; it's the ammo that he opposes. Now that's moderate.
On the war on terror, Obama hangs tough with his buddies Teddy Kennedy, John Kerry, the rest of the liberal-left. But he's moderate. He doesn't want America to lose. He just doesn't want us to win.
What about immigration? Here's Obama's own words, you decide: "The Department of Homeland Security recognizes that identifying and deporting 11 million undocumented workers currently in this country would be both logistically impossible and highly disruptive to the American economy.
"Instead of mass deportations, I believe that Congress must pass comprehensive, compassionate reform that reaffirms the rule of law and brings the undocumented population out of hiding."
There's a term for smooth-talking men who possess flowery vocabularies -- empty suits. Their achievements are shallow and their ideas are polished bits of information that their handlers believe will help them rise to the top of the heap.
Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police. He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for a number of organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. He writes for many police and crime magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer, Campus Law Enforcement Journal, and others. He's appeared as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. His book Assume The Position is available at Amazon.Com, Booksamillion.com, and can be ordered at local bookstores. Kouri holds a bachelor of science in criminal justice and master of arts in public administration and he's a board certified protection professional.