Saturday, September 17, 2011

Thaddeus McCotter, The Media & Reindeer Games

The purpose of a political primary election, is to determine who will be the respective political party's nominee, in the general election. During the primary season, the declared candidates will, attend political rallies, debates, kiss babies, lots, and lots of babies, they will appear on television, radio, and give interviews in what is described as a vetting process. Basically it's an opportunity for members of different political parties in this case the Republicans, to kick the tires, look under the hood, and slam the doors of the declared Presidential hopefuls. During this process, the candidates will be narrowed down through a process of elimination.

Which brings us to Representative Thaddeus McCotter, declared candidate for the Presidency of the United States, the media, and reindeer games.
"Refers to any fun activities which are enjoyed only by members of a clique, the fact of which is often purposefully made obvious to anyone existing outside of said clique in order to make them feel inadequate and left-out. Refers to "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer".

Rep Thaddeus McCotter, has been left out of the last Republican debate. In fact he's not been able to participate in any of the Republican debates to date. Rep McCotter, and a few others are not meeting the Media's standard for inclusion into Republican debates. The standard required is to be polling at least at 4% in the Republican primary polls. The reason this standard was adopted as an industry standard is unclear. It appears that NBC network used it as their standard, and it became adopted by the other networks. Obviously our country has held elections before there ever was television, networks, and the media deciding for the electorate who they will watch and listen to in political debates. The media loves to pick our candidates for us.

Currently to meet the media's high standards, for inclusion into their debates: You are only required to make outrageous unsubstantiated claims, for instance "Gardasil vaccine cause retardation". And if you get some blow back, double down on your alleged 3rd hand heresy. It helps when holding political rallies, to mention American icons, and "Wish them a happy birthday on the anniversary of their death" You could highlight your social values. "Gay people can be cured of homosexuality through prayer". You might want to point out what you have in common with other famous Americans.

Thaddeus McCotter doesn't have a prayer of meeting the media standards. When the issue of Social Security, and it's solvency was questioned, McCotter responded with his plan to save the Social Security program HERE. I know what you're thinking, I don't think he get's it either. The people in this country are concerned with high chronic unemployment, the economy, and the long term viability of our social safety net - the future of entitlements. Sooo..... Shouldn't he be commenting about how orangy Jon Huntsman looked at the last debates? Surely Huntsman is using some toxic brand of spray on tan, that the FDA should never have approved. Why doesn't McCotter point out how dangerous our northern border has become? Has anyone noticed what's been crossing into the United States, from Canada lately? Canada, the great pink threat to the north, that everyone ignores. Romney was endorsed by Pawlenty, and Perry was endorsed by Jindal. Could McCotter land the most coveted endorsement of them all "The Motor City Mad Man". It wouldn't hurt if McCotter, would try portraying himself as a risk taker. McCotter, I dare you to sit through a film retrospective of your fellow Michigander. If only McCotter would stop running his campaign by responding to the urgent challenges facing Americans. And started accusing the other Republican candidates of a multitude of irrational, not fully thought out, real and or imagined political sins...maybe just maybe, the media would include him in their debates, not to be confused with public debates. The media would include him for no other reason than the entertainment value, and ratings. Because let's not kid ourselves folks, as a friend of mine recently remarked, Joplin Tornado Survivor - David Bell: A media event does not = a debate. Amen Brother Amen.

Thaddeus McCotter

It's a long way to the top if you want to rock n roll

Ridin' down the highway
Goin' to a show
Stop in all the by-ways
Playin' rock 'n' roll
Gettin' robbed
Gettin' stoned
Gettin' beat up
Broken boned
Gettin' had
Gettin' took
I tell you folks
It's harder than it looks

It's a long way to the top
If you wanna rock 'n' roll
It's a long way to the top
If you wanna rock 'n' roll............


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