An idea has been mentioned that perhaps the GOP should simply vote “present” for any “fiscal cliff” vote, and allow Obama to raise all the taxes they want. Then, as the thinking goes, Obama and the Democrats will take the blame for the job losses and such that result. The Trifecta panel, via PJ Media, discusses this…
While the panel only lightly discussed the media’s role in any scenario I think it’s important. Because, even if the GOP gives Obama exactly what he wants, it will never be Obama’s fault. Even if the exact tax increases that Obama requests are found to be directly responsible for hundreds of thousands of jobs going away, it will never be reported.
You see, we don’t live in a post modern world-we live in a post reality world. It doesn’t matter what really happens. It doesn’t matter what the facts are. It doesn’t matter if math, video, documents, or pictures proves your point. We now live in a world where perception, and those that craft it, holds all the cards. So, no matter how many businesses close, and no matter how many people lose their jobs-it will always be the fault of the GOP or greedy businessmen. The media will report it a gospel, and, as the last election taught us, there is now a critical mass of Americans that are dumb enough to believe it.
Sorry to be so negative, but reality really doesn’t matter.