Accuracy in Media

A Washington Post columnist writes, “The reality that many Republicans have still not come to terms with is this: that Barack Obama was elected and reelected, fair and square, and that the American public knew what it was doing.”

Obama was elected in 2008 after campaigning for office as a committed Christian. In office, Obama rarely goes to church and has been more sympathetic to global Islam than Christianity. He quotes from the Bible, such as he did in Dallas at the memorial service for the slain police officers, when it serves his political interests.

Obama and his campaign concealed his relationship with communist Frank Marshall Davis, with the connivance of the Post and other liberal media. This cover-up has continued.

Obama was re-elected in 2012 after lying to the American people about what caused the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi. He blamed a video when, in fact, his own policies of supporting jihadist groups were responsible. The major media went along with the deception and are still actively covering for Hillary Clinton’s role in it.

If the truth had been told before the election, Obama likely would have lost.

Who is this guy, Barton Swaim, the Post columnist who has made all of these astounding and false claims? He looks like another fake conservative who is supposed to provide cover for illegal and unconstitutional liberal and left-wing policies.

His main qualification is that he used to work for the former scoundrel governor of South Carolina, Mark Sanford. Sanford is the politician who ditched his wife and kids (four boys), saying he was going hiking, and engaged in an extramarital affair with a Latina lover. Incredibly, Republicans then voted to make the disgraced politician a congressman.

The Post tells us that Swaim is author of the “acclaimed” 2015 memoir “The Speechwriter,” about his years on the staff of former Governor Sanford. This has somehow qualified him for a position as contributing columnist at the Post, where he will lecture conservatives and Republicans about how they should behave.

Turning his attention to Republican candidates for president, Swaim writes, “Those who supported or still support either Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex.) or Donald Trump frequently sound as if they think the Obama administration’s policies have been imposed on the U.S. citizenry against its will.”

Obama’s abuse of executive authority is an ongoing story. In the case that recently reached the Supreme Court on immigration, a lower court ruling was allowed to stand which stopped an Obama policy of accommodating more illegal aliens. Obama had simply acted like a dictator.

Swaim says that what has rattled Republicans so badly “is the swiftness with which American political culture has moved leftward and the wanton way in which the president and his administration have abetted it.” Finally, he gets it right. But this point contradicts his other claims.

The “wanton way” Obama has abetted the far-left drift has included more abuse of his own authority, such as using the Justice and Education Departments to dictate bathroom policy to local school districts. Despite the Constitution giving Congress the power to issue rules and regulations for the Armed Forces, Obama’s Defense Secretary Ash Carter unilaterally orders cross-dressers into the military.

Obama encouraged the Supreme Court to legalize gay marriage nationwide, and five of the nine justices did so. In this way the votes of the American people in the various states were simply declared null and void. It was an unconstitutional power grab by the Supreme Court, similar to the abortion decision of 1973.

The move to the left in the culture has been aided and abetted by major media in bed with the gay rights movement, such as in the case of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA), financed by all of the major media.

It’s not fair and square when the media take sides against conservative and religious people, and favor the side of the debate that they want to win. What’s worse, the media conceal their own role in the debate and how their corporate employers finance the gay rights movement.

Swaim writes, “It’s largely true, in my view, that the Obama administration has encouraged American culture’s obsession with identity politics, made an already grossly overregulated and inefficient health-care market far worse, given new life to discredited fiscal policies and practiced a kind of deliberate naiveté in foreign affairs. But Americans asked for these things, and they would ask for them again if given the chance.”

When did people vote for identity politics, overregulation, an inefficient health care market, and deliberate naiveté in foreign affairs?

What’s more, how can deliberate naiveté be an explanation more than seven years into the Obama administration’s second term? And what is deliberate naiveté anyway? How does that explain the lying over Benghazi?

It looks like Barton Swaim is the deliberately naïve one.




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Comments

  • This is a really odd article.

  • Kathy

    Fair and square…my ars!! Corruption everywhere in the election system!

  • Morgan O’Rourke

    Fair and square….. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

  • Ron Berti

    It’s true that Obama lied in 2008, presenting a false face that he subsequently reversed in almost every particular. But the American people have not complained, by and large, apathetic to a fault. It’s also true that Trendy Lefty ™ “solutions” to problems are still all the rage among Hollywood, the press, and academia. The foreboding sense of decline and collapse and Armageddon are all to real to those of us on the Right; but the country remains divided along income, racial and gender lines, exacerbated by a president who revels in using those divides to maintain political power. And the way forward in a Trump/Clinton race is hardly a stark contrast of bold colors. It is rather a contest between a pale grey and a pale beige, the choice being between removing one’s left eye with a soup spoon or cutting off one’s right toes with a tuna fish can top.

  • So, ACCURACY IN MEDIA. Ya not going to let me post this are ya? In a small Texas town–A DEN OF DEMOCRATS–voted 125% for Obama. Fair and balanced yet, Kincaid the Shyster? I will get to that in a moment. We at NumbersUSA have all the proof we need to know that RON PAUL won in 2012, but the media never showed the crowded arenas of young people. They called him a cracked pot, that a vote for him was taking from the others..THAT IS WHAT IT IS SUPPOSED TO DO. OK Kincaid, now I can start on you>I have figured out your SCAM a long time back for as I always say: You Can’t Con a Con, Someone who has seen it all or someone who is too educated and knows the difference. Its Just too bad that I have a certain code that I live by or I too could trot right down to the printer’s, grab me a good and very scary cause, send out millions of letters and then pleading for money. Simple to do, for a fool is born every moment. Please O please stop scaring these older Ultra Conservatives that you are the @Anointed One, who can STOP THE UN TAKEOVER: JOHN ROBERTS IS THE ONLY ONE TO HELP US NOW. Oh and by the by please DONATE $35$50$100$ or after you have read this at least send $9 for tabulation. As an experienced editor I could do the same and run up the cash and fast, but I choose not to, so Shyster Kincaid, stop the fear mongering for money that you tell people you could actually stop any UN Takeover. We will let the readers decide the point, but I just got the 1 million mark of letters from you leaching again for dough, so stop the crap Shyster Kincaid. P. Kathy Kleiman The Editing Chair: An Established Research Company San Antonio, THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS!

  • RMThoughts

    Managed politics….The Bolsheviks who captured power in 1917 as the Russian Empire was in collapse aimed to abolish politics in a normative sense; politics would be replaced by the administration of policies from above. This has been replicated in America and the West in general a century later.

    Dissent is tolerated in the ruling class only to the degree it can be managed, democracy allowed only if the electorate votes the “correct way.” In the west there are no longer politicians; the people who rule are designated to express the constructed “will of people” without popular consent.

    Politics have been abolished, the people have been discarded, but the state remains. The Bolsheviks would be proud.
    Trump is a last desperate and probably futile effort to correct the current situation.

  • Read the one I just posted for yet again as I have been going out to get the mail yet another plea for money to stop UN takeover, stop the Sea Treaty Stop this Stop that, Oh by the by, donations to do this is needed. Kinda like the politician who sends you mail to pass this law or that. THAT IS THEIR JOB YOU DID PAY HIM…WITH YOUR VOTE. They all do it. But Kincaid is the master of it. I have gotten far more letters from him that even Reince Preibus, Chair of the Republican Party begging money for the poor REPUBLICANS after we have already voted them in that is. Oh and never let us forget all of those nicely printed up debit card looking cards saying your are a proud voting member of the Republican Party, only if you have donated that is. Catchin’ on anyone…YET? P. Kathy Kleiman The Editing Chair: An Established Research Company San Antonio, THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS!

  • Albert B. Franklin

    Nobody in the USA today have any idea that president Barry Soetoro and his wife Michael Robinson have been playing us all like a harp from hell…..

  • Steven Barrett

    “Judge not,” . . . I hope Cliff remembers Who started that sentence all Christians should know by heart. BTW, I didn’t know it was the job of a reporter or pundit in any city, town or village to keep score on how many times the Mayor attended Mass, Eucharist, Prayer Service or the Temple or frequent his or her local Mosque. Learn some new every day. C’mon, this is real nitpicky stuff.

  • Steven Barrett

    Careful Kathy, Cliff has his Javert mojo in high dudgeon going, and it’s on roids. He’s gonna chase ya down just like Jean Valjean.

  • RMThoughts

    Kincaid publishes for anyone who will take him. He even publishes his articles in a Anti-Jewish site called Tradition in Action with some violent anti-semetic stuff on it.

  • Lorilu

    It all depends on the meaning of “fair and square.”

  • Richard Hellstrom

    Today 46% of Chicago’s public school students are Hispanic.

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  • Tbear

    He should fit right in with the rest of The Compost staff!!!!

  • Smith

    And YOU have been given the EDITING CHAIR?! I wonder what kind of tests you had to take in order to convince them that you did not take drugs and you did not smoke pot!? Because, according to your explicitly crude and simpleminded language, anyone would be able to take over your pathetic chair! And make it worthwhile for “An established Research Company San Antonio”. Not only are you inadequate in your communications; you are also a chicken-shit “editing Chair”! Haven’t even got the guts to reveal the name of that research company of yours. Had they known of your obvious inability to communicate your point, you most likely would have been singing the song of “The Southern Poverty and Law Center in the Carolinas! Texas is certainly not a place for you; I have the highest regards for the great State of Texas; I have little or no respect for you Kathy!

  • Smith

    It seems like this site caught all the lefties, it must be a good site them!!!