If the media hadn’t died in 2008 . . .

. . . and weren’t so hopelessly biased, perhaps they would be asking Obama some different questions.  Don’t miss all of 15 Questions The Mainstream Media Would Ask Barack Obama If He Were A Republican. (Hat tip: Glenn)

I would add to this list: “How can your supporters call pro-lifers “zealots” when you were the lone voice against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act?  Aren’t you zealous, even for a pro-legalized abortionist, to fight for the right to kill infants who survived abortions?  And isn’t it zealous of you to fight for taxpayer-funded abortions that will make abortions far less rare and force pro-lifers to pay for them?”

During the practically endless series of Republican debates, we have heard almost every question imaginable asked to Republican candidates – if by every question imaginable, you mean horribly slanted, often irrelevant questions designed to make them look bad and help Obama. We’ve heard questions about contraceptives, religion, Newt’s angry ex-wife, Gardasil, etc., etc., etc. So, what would happen if the mainstream media treated Barack Obama the exact same way that they treat Republicans? The questions might sound a little something like this.

1) Numerous Mexican citizens and an American citizen have been killed with weapons knowingly provided to criminals by our own government during Operation Fast and Furious. If Eric Holder was aware that was going on, do you think he should step down as Attorney General? Were you aware that was going on and if so, shouldn’t you resign?

2) In 2010 you said Solyndra, which gave your campaign a lot of money, was “leading the way toward a brighter and more prosperous future.” Today, Solyndra is bankrupt and the taxpayers lost $500 million on loans that your administration was well aware might never be paid off when you made them. What do you say to people who say this is evidence of corruption in your administration?

3) Unions invested a lot of time and money in helping to get you elected. In return, they gained majority control of Chrysler, the taxpayers lost 14 billion dollars on General Motors, and General Motors received a special 45 billion dollar tax break. What do you say to people who view this as corruption on a scale never before seen in American history?

4) Through dubious means, you and your allies in Congress managed to push through an incredibly unpopular health care bill that helped lead to the worst election night for the Democratic Party in 50 years. Since the bill has passed, many of your claims about the bill have proven to be untrue. For example, we now know the bill won’t lower costs and despite your assurances to the contrary, big companies like McDonald’s say they may drop health care because of the health care reform. Since the American people have rejected your health care reform and it doesn’t do what you said it would, shouldn’t you work with the Republicans to repeal it?

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15) Members of your administration promised that the trillion dollar stimulus would keep unemployment under 8 percent. Instead, we’ve had 35+ months of 8% and above unemployment. Doesn’t that mean we wasted a trillion dollars on nothing?

11 thoughts on “If the media hadn’t died in 2008 . . .”

      1. Ben trolls in now and then with a comment like that to get people to his site. I just delete his site info from the comment and let some through. It highlights how they typically argue.

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  1. Obama never “promised” unemployment wouldn’t go under 8% with the Stimulus. And the Stimulus was 1/3 tax cuts. Why is it you hate tax cuts when they’re passed by a Democrat but love the Bush tax cuts that more than doubled our debt. And Solyndra wouldn’t have gone bankrupt if it wasn’t for our insane trade policies. They had to compete with socialized companies in China where workers are paid $17 a day and the government pays for the factory.

    Why do you hate our country so much you lie about it?

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    1. LOL re. Solyndra — uh, wouldn’t those be trade policies Obama could change — even if that was the real reason? The whole deal was so corrupt and indicative of what happens when you put an empty suit with no business experience in charge of the country. Please take your silly trolling elsewhere.

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  2. Is Ben Hoffman a pseudonym for a certain “reverend” who lives on the West Coast? They sound alike. Strident, angry, plenty of hot air, no substantiated facts on any subject. Their heroes are always right and every conservative is guilty no matter how unproven the charges.

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  3. “And Solyndra wouldn’t have gone bankrupt if it wasn’t for our insane trade policies. They had to compete with socialized companies in China where workers are paid $17 a day and the government pays for the factory.”

    I believe that is exactly why a government bailout was required. Private equity investment took a look at the numbers and determined there was no way for this company to make a profit for the very reasons you cited. If a company cannot compete why should tax dollars go to prop it up? This was not an investment by any definition of the word but wealth transfer of our tax dollars to those politically connected. The entire stimulus was wasted money. The GM bailout likely will never be paid back and left GM with exactly the same cost structure with union wages that got them into trouble originally. Green jobs? Solyndra and the Chevy Volt are just two failures with more to follow. Green jobs investment was a disaster in Spain and raised the cost of energy across Europe. Let’s not forget about the wonderful economics of high speed rail. California is facing a massive increase in estimated costs for their high speed rail with costs likely to go even higher once it completes the realities of actual v. estimated ridership becomes apparent. Ridership estimates are historically far over actual numbers once a rail project is in operation thus raising operating costs.

    Finally, instead of focusing on wealth redistribution to the politically connected, I would be happy if the democratically controlled Senate would simply pass a budget. It has been 1000 days without the Senate passing a budget. Why do democrats not pass a budget? Do they hate this country Ben???

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  4. Ridership estimates are historically far over actual numbers once a rail project is in operation thus raising operating costs.

    I meant to state

    Ridership estimates are historically far lower actual numbers once a rail project is in operation thus raising operating costs.

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  5. Subsidies and political assertions distort the world we live in.
    Subsidies distort voluntary economic exchange the only governing element of civilized commerce.
    Political assertions distort critical thinking (re: Ben H.) when independent thought is too dang hard. ugh.

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