Monday, August 31, 2009

Quote of the Day

More Media Bias

"The first major post-Obama elections are about to take place in Virginia and New Jersey. Republicans have got good candidates, and both GOP gubernatorial candidates currently enjoy wide leads. In fact, in Virginia the Republican candidate, Bob McDonnell, is leading his Democrat opponent, Creigh Deeds, by double digits.

The Virginia race is particularly newsworthy because the state has been trending “Blue” in recent years with two Democrat senators, two consecutive Democrat governors and Obama was the first Democrat presidential candidate to carry the state in more than 40 years.

But with the Republican candidate leading by double digits, Deeds is getting desperate. He has become a single issue candidate – railing against Bob McDonnell for being a pro-life conservative. So far, the negative attacks haven’t helped and Democrats are getting worried. If Deeds loses, it will be impossible for the national media, camped on the other side of the Potomac River, to ignore the story of Democrat defeat and Republican resurgence in the Obama era.

Recognizing the importance of the race, Deeds’ biggest ally, the liberal Washington Post, joined the attack and went for McDonnell’s jugular. This weekend, three crack investigative reporters on the Post staff published an expose on Bob McDonnell’s 1989 master’s thesis. And they discovered that – gasp! – he’s a conservative!

If this wasn’t so serious, it would be laughable. The same media that can’t be bothered to find Barack Obama’s college thesis devoted nearly 1,900 words to the 20-year old writings of a Republican gubernatorial candidate. The same media that didn’t care that Barack Obama sat in a racist church for 20 years is obsessed with what Bob McDonnell wrote 20 years ago.

Never mind that McDonnell has served 14 years in the state legislature and was elected Attorney General in 2005. All the Post wants you to know about Bob McDonnell is that he was pro-life and against same-sex “marriage” 20 years ago. And guess what? He still is! Oh the humanity!

My friends, the media are desperate. Barack Obama approval ratings are falling fast – 46% in the latest Rasmussen poll. His domestic agenda is unraveling. ObamaCare is so unpopular, liberals want to repackage it as KennedyCare. The media would not investigate Obama’s past, but they will dig for every piece of dirt they can find against any conservative who stands a chance of winning in the age of Obama.

The good news – as you will read next – is that many conservatives do stand a good chance of winning. The bad news is that the media smear campaign against Bob McDonnell is just the beginning. It is a small taste of what we can expect next year when the stakes are even higher. Overcoming the attacks from the Democrats and their leftwing, Soros-funded allies, in addition to the media’s biased reporting, is going to require tremendous effort and extra sacrifices from every conservative who cherishes faith, family and freedom. I’m counting on you to stand with me!"

Gary Bauer
Campaign for Working Families