Take a look at what the only real conservative in this race has to do to get some attention from the media.
And pay close attention to the reaction of the four imbecile pundits who are surprised by candidate Hunter’s impromptu appearance on this morning’s MSNBC ‘Morning Joe’ program.
Chris Matthews (*spit!*) will not even look at Hunter, and repeatedly attempts to talk over the point Hunter is trying to make. Pat Buchanan (*re-spit!*) does the same. The woman (proud to say I don’t know who she is so I won’t waste my spit on her) doesn’t even appear to know who Hunter is. And Joe Scarborough, the supposed ‘host’ of the program, simply does a little verbal tap dance and defers to Matthews’ prattling on about how he would prefer to talk about Obama.
Matthews and his cohorts in the mainstream media would prefer to pander to the ‘major candidates’ for president. They would prefer to discuss, ad infinitum, the platform that Obama, Clinton, Edwards, Romney, McCain, and Huckabee are all promoting: the ‘need for change’, and their ‘new vision for America’.
Such ludicrous generalities might be nice if placed in a stanza of a poem by a head-in-the-clouds modern American poet, but they serve no useful purpose in today’s frightening political climate.
You say you would like more detail than that? Too bad, because it ain’t forthcoming, and the media aren’t demanding it.
We live in a superficial, sound-bite-driven society. If it doesn’t sound poetic, and its expression lasts more than the time taken up by two minutes of television advertising, the public simply isn’t interested.
‘Need for change’?
‘New vision for America?’
What could sound nicer? And (got rhythm?) who could ask for anything more?
New and more devastating terrorist attacks over the horizon? Thousands of illegals (both Mexican and otherwise) pouring across our borders every day? That’ll all be solved by Obama et al. They, after all, have a new vision. What that new vision might entail is anybody’s guess, but, then again, it’s nice to be surprised. Takes one back to one's childhood (which appears to be where many modern American citizens are permanently trapped, when it comes to taking an interest in their republic’s precarious future).
On the other hand ...
Duncan Hunter has consistently and repeatedly spelled out his position on all critical issues that face America today.
- He has proposed detailed methods of confronting the illegal immigration crisis, including fence design and cost, detailed plans as to how we should confront the 15+ million illegals already within our borders, methods of employer verification, changes in border patrol policy, birth right citizenship reform, and non-amnesty.
- He unequivocally supports Israel’s right to exist, and to defend itself, with partial funding for missiles and materiel from the U.S.
- He unequivocally supports America’s efforts to promote freedom in both Afghanistan and Iraq.
- He is vehemently opposed to the North American Union (AKA Security and Prosperity Partnership), and he co-authored a resolution stating that the U.S. should not be a party to the NAU, or allow the construction of the NAFTA Superhighway.
- He believes that the U.S. should dramatically reduce the financial burden it carries in the United Nations, and should refuse to abide by any treaty that in any way threatens our national sovereignty.
- He has authored a Right to Life Amendment and a Constitutional Amendment defining marriage.
- He has taken a clear and detailed stance on educational vouchers and home schooling.
- He has taken a clear stance on the judicial and legislative perversion of the First Amendment.
- He is unabashedly in favor of preserving our Second Amendment rights, without qualification.
- He is in favor of massive tax reform, including (but not limited to) removing antiquated tax provisions, permanently removing the Marriage Penalty Tax, reforming the Alternative Minimum Tax, and achieving a balanced budget by demanding efficiency, and eliminating duplicate federal programs.
- He supports, and has authored, several bills which will greatly decrease the federal government’s power to seize private land through eminent domain.
- He has consistently supported efforts to de-fund the National Endowment of the Arts, and has fought to re-channel those funds into public school art programs.
- He has fought to return decision-making powers in education to the states and local school districts.
- He supports more choice, and less federal dictate, in healthcare, and has proposed major Medicare reform.
... which is why Congressman Hunter hasn’t a prayer of occupying the White House, and why he must resort to impromptu visits to Mickey Mouse ‘news analysis’ programs to attempt to get his message across.
It’s a sad, and terribly ominous, day in America.