Eyes Bigger Than Your Stomach? Check Your Bi-focals

Woke up this morning, grabbed a cup of java (or “lava” as my spell-checker prefers) and turned on the computer to read my dose of headline news for the day. I got a bit of a chuckle and have to admit that the news hasn’t given that to me for quite some time now. Was actually a (welcome) relief to read some unbiased (?) reporting. Although, my comments may appear biased themselves, they are actually my sarcasm as it relates to my discontent with the media’s reporting manipulations during pre-mid term election. It’s also important to note here that I’m not claiming to be for or against any legislation in this particular post. That self debate might come in another post… or not.

Read: MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin(AP)Sen. Russ Feingold has decided against seeking the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, saying he wants to focus on his work in the Senate.

In a letter posted on his political action committee’s Web site, Feingold said he was excited that Tuesday’s elections gave Democrats control of both chambers of Congress, giving them the chance to “undo much of the damage that one-party rule has done to America.” (me: ouch! I just felt a double-edged sword)

“I began with the feeling I didn’t really want to do this but was open to the possibility that getting around the country would make me want to do it. That never happened,” he told the newspaper in a story posted on its Web site late Saturday.

Thanks for letting us know that you won’t be stepping up to the plate, and that you haven’t allowed the news media to sway you. The job of Presidency comes with many challenges. You wouldn’t want to bite off more than you can chew with a ‘damaged America.’ (me: how about a game of chicken?)

Additionally noted: “Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York is widely considered the front-runner for the nomination.”

Good lord people! Exactly who is widely considering her? From the many ‘media’ articles that I’ve read about her (pre-mid term), she is ‘widely disliked’ in her democratic circle of peers. She’s actually been referred to by her peers as something a little less eloquent than biotch. Something tells me that this might be another ‘media/press’ push for nomination and I wonder what is changing the media’s take on her? Just because she smoozes with a Kennedy doesn’t mean she’s got it going on. Or does she? (hmmm – a cogitation!). God save the people again (from another President Clinton)!

The following is prime time:

(CNN)“Brad Ellsworth opposes abortion and same-sex marriage and is an Indiana sheriff who very much believes in the Second Amendment right to bear arms. And he’s coming to Congress as a Democrat.”

Whew, that’s some heavy stuff. Doesn’t like abortion but approves of the right to bear arms (pun intended). It looks like there will be some dissension and contradiction between the Dems over these hot and often misunderstood issues. So get ready to back up your vote folks. If you thought the road was rocky, it just gained leverage to get a little rockier. Voting the Reps out shouldn’t have been the only concern. Shame on the media for being so lopsided with their pre-election reporting tactics. If you’re going to do it right, lead the people to water not mud!

It will be interesting to see how many Dems bow out of running for Presidency and why, and how many voters are willing to be forgiving and to whom.

So when you were seeking votes, were your eyes bigger than your stomach? Were the public’s sights set on voting “against” Republicans rather than “for” Democrats? Who bit off more than they can chew? The next 2 years will tell and hopefully the media will have removed their bi(ased)-focals.

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