As I noted in my post yesterday, the once unthinkable political attitude that if information normally considered politically neutral comes out and it’s not good to your side you immediately charge (without evidence) a political conspiracy and immediately spread (without evidence) a new political narrative has struck again.
First, it was Republicans including Republican talkers, one-time thoughtful conservative weblogs and Fox News’ professional ideologues following (as usual) Rush Limbaugh’s charge that positive poll numbers were a seeming conspiracy between pollsters and the liberal news media (which included Fox News because its pollsters agreed with the other pools) to obscure Mitt Romney being ahead and suppress the Republican vote.
However, when snap polls came out showing Romney won the debate against a hapless and poorly prepared Barack Obama, somehow these polls were being touted by GOPers — since apparently they can only be trusted if they show Romney ahead. And what about coming days? When (if expected) Romney gains, will there be a peep about the evil media and pollsters? Just guess.
And now we have the case of the jobs report with unemployment being under 8 percent. And — to quote a conservative Republican who probably would have not made it through the Republican primaries this year — “here we go again.” Newsy.com has the details:
At the root of a lot of this is not just politics. It’s a deep hatred of Obama, which makes some GOPers to go off the deep end seem as if they have…issues..with those of us who are independent voters (like yours truly who was a Democrat who voted for Ronald Reagan and a Republican).
The song below is one that with a few minor changes in lyrics, could be sung by those want so much to see Obama’s concession speech that due to their political obsession they promote batty conspiracy theories and seemingly reveal their personal issues when it comes to Obama: