November 18, 2008
Why do republicans always blame the media? They need to stop blaming the media and take a critical look at their own track record in the white house and congress during 6 of these past 8 years. Blaming the media is just an excuse for failing to critically examine themselves and the candidates they nominate. They just can't admit that Obama won on the issues--that words matter. As an economic crisis unfolded, John McCain said repeatedly that the fundamentals of our economy were strong. Sarah Palin didn't say she could see Russia from her house, but she said as much in her own inarticulate words. The proximity of Alaska to Russia was her main claim to foreign policy experience. Why is anyone surprised that statements like these (not to mention the shameless attempts by the McCain campaign to incite prejudice and fear) would have a negative impact on the republican ticket?