This is the kind of bullshit I’m talking about.

I now view Obama as Ric Flair, great mike skills and you never know which why he’s gonna turn. As you know modern Postironic American Politics has come to greatly resemble pro wrestling. Here is a taste of Ric Flair, just a taste of the Nature Boy, thegreatest wrestler from the greatest team of any sport on God’s green earth, the Four Horsemen.

The best thing going. So woooooo! What’s causing all these?

Why have politics become in such a sorry state of affairs they resemble b-rate tv novellas for men?

What’s causing all these?

Infotainment mainly. That and journalistic core that was decimated along with the publishing industry so only the common denominator survived. They proceeded to show this twenty-four hours a day, and going from 90% objective 10% editorial, going to 10% objective and 90% editorial.

This caused “news” to go from objective fact to an endless stream of flattery about your political beliefs. Be yea on the left or the right, or somewhere down the middle, there is a constant stream of bullshit that will cater to your identity in politics.

This caused all kind of partisan bullshit to spring up as political parties went from ideological institutions to a fan based system. People started to cheer for their parties like they do sports teams, with MSNBC and Fox News becoming their ESPN.

The integrity of the journalism industry had already taken several in the nuts recently, already at bullshit levels because of the common denominator, dropped even lower as they started to present news in a wrapped in a ideological blanket to build up fan bases so people can cheer for the political stars.

MSNBC even went as far as hiring the legendery ESPN host Keith Olbermann to star in his primetime slot presenting the “news”.

And when it is all said and done, the sport they are cheering for is political wrestling, feed by a editorial-based main stream media for profit and gain.

So you get bullshit headlines like these:

Obama Goes To GOP Lions’ Den — And Mauls The Lions

Sam Stein  HuffPost Reporting

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…

Bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit. (-edit pinche tejanoe).

Today the President set a new tone in politics that civics was once again going to play a part in government. Sure Obama is center right, but he is right about the civics and parleyed the Republican obstructionism against themselves in a national audience restoring some faith in that the republic.

It was a watershed moment when actual policy was debated instead of personal politics.

And the mainsteam media wraps into the pro wrestling banner.

Utter bullshit.

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    • Robyn on January 30, 2010 at 4:25 am

    As in brain?

    • docbonk on January 30, 2010 at 4:32 am

    as infotainment is par for the course. I think Obama is trying his best Ric Flair impersonation.

    • Big Tex on January 30, 2010 at 4:35 am

    I’d probably like him a lot more. I wouldn’t mind having the dirtiest player in the game on our team, as long as he was doing his dirty work on the opposition and getting things done on our behalf.

    Obama’s more like Hulk Hogan – he cuts a great promo, but he’s only got two moves and his workrate is shit.

  1. I think I actually prefer Ric Flair.  I know, I know.  He’s not president or even the Governor of Minnesota or of California.  But, woo, he’s got Charisma, and best of all, I have no f*cking clue what he’s talking about.  None whatsoever.  I like that a lot in a wrestler politician.  I mean, you know what Ric’s about, woo, right?  No disappointments there.

    You’re right, of course, that this is postironic.  Man, it’s post-postironic.  Gimme that remote control.

    • banger on January 31, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    It’s happenin’ now! Before our very eyes. Posture and style is everything.

    Pro-wrestling is maybe the best thing to comapare our current political situation to. Problem is that our politics is way more expensive than going to a wrestling event.

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