Watching the Sunday morning talk shows on CBS, NBC, ABC (Fox doesn't count because they are only a GOP mouthpiece) and some of the cable news channels, it seems obvious once again that the CORPORATE CONTROLLED press in this country is now attempting once again to spin the direction of the issues as the 2012 Presidential campaign gets ready to launch.
The new debate (if that's what one wants to really call it) is on women and in particular 'stay at home' moms now that apparent Republican nominee Mitt Romney's wife was dragged into the conversation this past week when a statement made by a female Democratic strategist was spun by the right wing media into a personal attack on Ann Romney.
When I am seeing U.S. House rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota) talking about women's rights and how the GOP is on the side of working women (really Michele?) it is a joke.
But there she was on NBC's Meet the Press today yammering on about how President Obama is against women and the Republicans are the true champions when it comes to women's issues.
It's simple really, the right wing (GOP) wants to take this country back to the days of the top one percent of income earners ruling over everything and everyone.
It's not going to happen because the American people are waking up and know that the one percent MUST pay their fair share in tax revenue.
Republicans will do everything in their power to spin the discussion away from this topic.
The Bush tax cuts will expire at the end of this calendar year and then the real squawking will begin as the GOP (and the 'blue dog' Democrats in Congress) will see the writing on the wall and must bark out their opposition as their corporate masters lean on them to do so.
There are so many distractions out there and the GOP is dependent on this if they are to continue to sway the American voters to do things their way as they were able to pull off (with the help of the corporate controlled media) in the 2010 mid-term elections when Republicans retook control of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Don't count on that this year.
All of the minor issues (guns, gays and God is the usual term) worked in past elections, but people looked past the wedge issues in 2006 and 2008 and we have seen better results with Barack Obama in the White House following the disaster of the Bush-Cheney regime.
The fact also that Romney has not convinced the base of the GOP party and has basically won by default prior to the 2012 Republican National Convention later this summer shows he has very minimal chances of winning the November election against Obama.
But the corporate controlled press (especially Fox 'News') will have people to believe that this is a "horse race" and it will go down to the wire.
They have to say that because it sells and makes for good television and discussion.
But the truth of the matter is right there on internet clips that people can see for themselves as Romney talks about his views on women, taxes, medicare, etc.
The latest polling shows that Obama blows Romney out of the water on all of the major issues and that says it all.
The corporate media and their spin be damned.