It’s The Policies, Stupid.

Now that we’re approaching the mid-term elections in the US, the BBC has been ramping up the rhetoric against those who don’t approve of the President’s policies. In fact, to hear it from the BBC, it’s not His policies at all, but rather evidence of bad attitudes, inadequacies, and racism among His opponents.

In the last few days, BBC North America editor Mark Mardell has told us that it’s not the President’s fault at all, because the unwashed simply can’t relate to His intellectual behavior. When critics say He’s aloof and people don’t feel like He hears them, it’s not that His policies and statements clearly go against what most of the public wants and believes, but that He just hasn’t communicated the message in a dumbed-down enough fashion for the masses to understand.

Mardell has made other posts highlighting the “anger” of people dissatisfied with the current Government’s policies, as has Katie Connolly, which is an easy trick to disqualify those voices from the start. When someone is presented as angry, that context automatically reduces their credibility. The thing is, it was okay for people in the US to be angry when Bush was in charge; the BBC never looked for nefarious forces underlying that anger. Yet they do spend an extraordinary amount of effort trying to make it seem to their audience as if racism and extremism are the only things which would compel someone to oppose the President. It’s never because of His and the Democrat leadership’s policies. It’s just “the economy”, which is of course not His fault as it was inherited from George Bush. Does that sound familiar?

This Narrative is spread across the spectrum of BBC broadcasting, from BBC World News America to Newsnight to HardTalk to The Culture Show (h/t Oliver on the Open Thread).

Of course, it’s only natural that the BBC would take this position, because they can’t understand why anyone would oppose anything He and the Democrats have done. Even Matt Frei is concerned that the Coalition Government in Britain is taking a “gamble” with these austerity measures, as opposed to the spending and debt-increasing policies of the US President.

The problem is that the BBC has focused almost entirely on the vox pops angle. Mardell and other Beeboids have been traveling around the country talking to various people about their personal feelings. The only other views presented are from Washington Post or Time elite (JournoList) media figures, who, unsurprisingly, support the BBC’s Narrative.

So I believe it’s important to inform people about something the BBC has almost completely ignored: the policies themselves.

I’m sure everyone will remember just how much time and effort the BBC spent promoting ObamaCare (called “Health Care Reform” by the White House and the BBC). Can anyone recall the BBC spending so much time on the domestic policy of a foreign country? Yet, now that many of the predictions of its opponents (including myself) are coming true, there’s total silence from the BBC. It was the announcement of the ObamaCare plan which lit the fire under the Tea Party movement well over a year ago, which was played down as racism, even though the same people were opposed to it back when it was called HillaryCare. Was it racism when Clinton was President?

At the time, many of us knew that this wouldn’t work as advertised, and that it would harm the economy. We’re seeing that now. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office even says that ObamaCare “discourages work” because it gives people an incentive to stay unemployed. Does that sound familiar?

ObamaCare is about to hit small businesses with higher costs over health care, so much so that at least one business owner is opting to give all his employees a raise of $3000 pa ($250 a month) instead of taking a bath, because the Affordable Care Act supporters promised us that private insurance was going to be “affordable” at last. Principle Financial, one of the country’s largest providers, is getting out of the business altogether because of costs. Are they racists? That was one of the primary talking points of ObamaCare, about which the BBC spared no effort in reminding you.

Unfortunately, it has actually increased costs already. The BBC chose to censor that news. Is
one of the top health care organizations in the country now run by racists? There’s also the question of whether or not it violates the Constitution by forcing people to purchase a product from specific, government-approved vendors, health insurance in this case. Several states are challenging the law, including Florida. Are they all racists?

And it’s not just ObamaCare. Other things the President has said and done have caused harm, and the citizens have taken notice. For example, just a couple weeks after He was inaugurated, the President scolded companies for having conventions in Las Vegas, and told them not to go there. Earlier this year, he made a similar scolding comment about how it was wrong to go to Vegas when people ought to be paying their bills instead. It’s no surprise that these careless statements have compounded the pressures of a struggling economy on the city, as well as the state of Nevada. Unemployment is over 15%, and the people are not happy. Senator Harry Reid, one of ObamaCare’s chief architects (the President had little input Himself: it was created by Congress and “experts”) is fighting against a newcomer to keep his seat because of it. Is Nevada racist now? In 2008 they weren’t, 55% – 43%.

The other chief architect of ObamaCare, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, is also getting hit. Even Democrats are making campaign ads positioning themselves against her and her policies. Are all these Democrats racist now? Do they not blame the current Administration’s policies for harming the economy and damaging our future?

People are calling for reform and reining in government spending everywhere. Even in New York where, while writing this, I got a robo-call featuring former New York City mayor Ed Koch – a lifelong Democrat – telling me to vote for someone who has signed on to the New York Uprising Reform pledge. The call was paid for by the Republican Party, but if Ed Koch is in on it, things must be bad. He supported The Obamessiah during the election, and called Sarah Palin “scary”. How much more BBC-approved can you get? Is Ed Koch a racist now? Are we all racists now? Or is it about the actual policies?

The BBC wants you to think it’s the former, and not the latter, because they are ideologically biased in favor of His policies, and cannot accept that His Administration has made poor decisions, so they color their reporting accordingly.

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14 Responses to It’s The Policies, Stupid.

  1. hippiepooter says:

    Great to see you decided to become a Contributer – but please spell correctly; its c-o-l-o-u-r! 🙂


  2. Barbara says:

    The only thing I would add to DP’s post is that there is one way at least in which the British system is superior to the American.  Your political season is shorter which means fewer political ads.  I am SO SICK of every other commercial being political (even though I mute or flip past them) that election day cannot come too soon for me.  I hate everyone’s ads, left, right and center.  They are all supremely annoying.


  3. Alcuin says:

    Great article. The Obama administration is also in trouble over its refusal to prosecute the Black Panthers threatening voters, even to the extent of claiming that civil rights legislation was only aimed at white racism. 36% of whites voted for Obama, 4% of blacks voted for McCain. So there are no black racists, eh?


  4. Cassandra King says:

    Great post DP(USA).

    About time you joined the editorial staff 😀 .

    Here we have the BBC in action, the unimaginative BBC always resort to teh same attack posture time after time, enemies are portrayed as bigoted reactionaries and racists stuck in the past and its allies are portrayed as victims trying to fight the right wing monster.
    Poisonous smears are peddled as fact, negative spin is pimped as jounalism its the BBC in action trying to destroy the republican cause while supporting the democrat cause. The BBC is a very dangerous entity indeed.
    Black people ae not the victims they are made out to be, those that try can succeed beyond the wildest dreams of any black in Africa. Victim status is simply a political tool that the BBC uses to further its political agenda, we will not be seeing the many highly successful black AMERICANS, we will not be hearing form the many black AMERICAN republicans, we will not be hearing from the many black AMERICAN tea party members, we will not be hearing from the many BUT we will will be hearing from the few painted as the many as pimped by a corrupt BBC.


  5. deegee says:

    It’s the policies … AND THE PERFORMANCE.


  6. Grant says:

    Excellent, DP.
    It is incredible that the thickos at the BBC,like Mardell, expect us to believe that Obama’s problems were inherited from Bush, but the coalitions’ problems were not inherited from Gordon the Moron.
    I can only imagine what it must be like to be in the twisted, perverted mind of a Beeboid.


  7. Asuka Langley Soryu says:

    Glad you’re finally a contributor, David. Officially, I mean. You’ve been a significant contributor to this site for a long time.
    It’ll be interesting to see how long the BBC can continue with the ‘z0mg ur all teh raysistz!!1!LOL’ line. If I know the BBC, it’ll be long after Obama is booted out of office. Hell, they’re still capitalising on Thatcher-hate, there’s no reason they can’t ride on this for the next twenty years.


  8. David Vance says:

    Welcome onboard, David!


  9. John Anderson says:

    Radio 4 carried a profile programme on Glenn Beck yesterday.  Guess what ?  It was mostly a hatchet job as far as his political views are concerned. 


  10. Phil says:

    How many BBC licence fee payers are interested in Mardell’s opinions on the US elections? A few I suppose. But compared to the numbers interested in who wins celebrity Come Dancing or who is shagging/murdering who in Eastenders the number is insignificant. Sack him. He’s not needed. His job is as futile as working as foreign correspondent on the Daily Sport, and a waste of public money.


  11. Geyza says:

    I lost count of the number of times people on the left said that they were ‘not getting their message across’ prior to the election.

    The problem they had was the fact that the message was getting across like a frikken jack-hammer and people hated it!

    Same goes for Obarma.  People hated the Bush admin’s economic incompetence and the wholesale bonfire of civil liberties and abuses of the constitution.

    With Obama they have gotten even worse economic incompetence and bank frauds taking place, to the extent that 62 MILLION mortgages may have been ruled unforeclosable, due to the way that MERS loses chain of title, which is resulting in European investors looking to take the BIG (too big to fail) banks to court to get their money back, AND the millions of homeowners  who have been defrauded by the bank’s fraudulent forecloseure documentation, wanting compensation for having their homes unlawfully stolen from them AND the IRS chasing them for tax evasion to do with Mortgeage transaction taxes.  When that trifecta lands on Wall Street, the American economy will implode and become extinct!

    In addition to that, Obama has introduced a cripplingly expensive health care reform package as wished for by the insurance industry and big-Pharma at a time of massive, multi-trillion deficits.

    On top of that Obama’s abuses of civil liberties and the constitution make Bush’s look very tame by comparrison.  the Administration can now kill whomever it pleases without charge or trial. The States can commit extrajudicial murder legally in the land of the free.

    And in addition to these grotesque abuses of power, the Obama administration are wedded to the human-induced climate disruption fraud too and are going to bancrupt the energy suppliers and any heavy industry that is left and have the country’s lights go out soon.

    But no, according to the baffoons at the BBC, Obama is simply not getting his message across.