There’s a real fear manifesting around newsrooms and in government conference rooms around the country. Donald Trump and many of his top surrogates are hammering two ideas: voter fraud is going to steal the election from him and media bias is so rampant that the polls (which he once touted) are false.
The narrative for months has been that candidates are waiting for Donald Trump and Ben Carson to drop their foolish incursion into politics. Once that happened, we could see where the cards land. Now that it’s certain that Trump isn’t dropping out, we should call for all of the lesser candidates to drop out and for the two Cuban American candidates to form a Voltron ticket.
It’s hard to imagine that a Super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton, Priorities USA, would put out a pro-Cruz television ad, but they did. That wasn’t their intention, of course, but it’s humorous that their attempts at attacking him are all essentially positives in the minds of nearly all Republicans and a good chunk of Independents as well. There might even be some Democrats who find his perspectives appealing based upon the ad.
Presidential candidate Ted Cruz has done some pretty impressive things throughout the campaign. His candidacy was considered pretty much impossible after shutting down the government in 2013. When the GOP took over the Senate in 2014, it appeared that the Republican Establishment and mainstream media had been proven wrong, so Cruz’s name was back in the race. Then, he rightly announced first, knowing he needed time to build up steam, ratchet up fundraising, and start early on his ground game.
When I was a child, my father warned me to never repeat what I read as a headline in the grocery store checkout line. He told me about tabloids, how they took a smidgen of truth and manipulated it to form a shocking headline attached to a misleading story in order to sell more magazines. The same thing is happening today but for much more nefarious reasons.
It must be understood up front that I really like Donald Trump (or perhaps I’ve just grown to appreciate him). What he’s done to the Republican party is nothing short of imperative. He woke up the party, forced conversations that were being tiptoed around, and paved the way for a candidate other than Jeb Bush to get the Republican nomination. He is not, however, the answer to the country’s problems.
When Barack Obama took office in 2009, there were tons of Republicans who assumed that his facade would fall, that the country would see him as a bad President soon enough. I didn’t see that. It’s not that I supported him. I simply thought his ideas and personality appealed to the people. I knew it would be hard to beat him in 2012.
There’s a naive notion that has been fading over recent years that the news media is designed to report the news. Most are waking up to the fact that there’s no such thing as “fair and balanced” in American media whether mainstream or alternative. All of it is biased. All of it is driven by agendas.
Hello friends, fans, contributors, enemies, unknown folks, and alpacas. After seven awesome years of focusing on social media pretty much solely, we’ve decided to expand the scope, posting frequency, and style of this site to include “important” news. While we’ll still be posting plenty about social media, marketing, and other important topics like these, it’s time to focus on more prevalent issues in the world.
Some people really just don’t think before they speak – or in this case, tweet. Whether it’s Justin Bieber’s opinion of Anne Frank or Amy’s Baking Company having a complete meltdown after appearing on ‘Kitchen Nightmares,’ some just don’t think about what they share with the world.