Is it any wonder people are cynical about politicians and the media? Since Huffington Post published an audio recording of Barack Obama talking about the despair of people who cannot count on their government and their elected officials to live up to their campaign promises, much less their oath of office, the full court press of spin and distortion have gone viral.
From Lou Dobbs to Republican pundits to Hardball's Chris Matthews to John McCain's campaign to Hillary Clinton's lips, the self-serving Politics of Screed is on display.
Never mind that Obama is giving voice to the frustrations that ordinary Americans are feeling every day. Never mind that he's showing the best of what a community organizer does--explaining perspectives of people who have been shut out of the process to try to build bridges and community and a better life for everyone.
Never mind that he's telling the truth. How quaint.
When the media make it all about the process, who's up, who's down, who's trending which way, they add nothing to the discourse except more reason for the very folks Obama gives voice to to become even more disenchanted.
Obama responds swift and strong.
Who's out of touch now?
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