Thursday, June 5, 2008

It's All History Now

It has been two days since Sen. Barack Obama's clinching win in the Democratic primary race. Oh, wait! I forgot to mention that his win was historic. Forgive me. The media has been busy reminding viewers and readers every thirty to forty words or so that Obama is the first African-American to win the presidential nomination of a major American political party. Aside from the fact that it is true, a fact which bears mentioning...once; this incessant harping on history has another, higher purpose. Namely, to set the narrative for the general election campaign. A vote for Obama is a vote for "history;" while a vote for the Republican, and erstwhile media darling Sen. John McCain, is a vote not just against Obama, but is anti-historic. In other words, if you don't vote for Obama, you don't want history to be made, you are against progress, and you are preventing America from becoming all that it can be.

Good Morning America's Chris Cuomo provided that last helpful bit of analysis on the morning after the (historic) win. He said on air that Obama's win was as much about him as it was about America becoming a more just and and better country than it is. Yes, because America just won't be great until every liberal fantasy is fulfilled, until every media command is obeyed, and until there is no more history to be made. From now until November, the media will pound its narrative home. And if it does not get its way, and McCain somehow defies history, all will be wrong again. Until the next great liberal hope rises, and the media finds another champion through whom it can remake America in its image.


Mark Tapscott said...

In other words, if you don't vote for Obama, you must be a racist pig who wants to keep America shackled to its past. That makes sense - I vote for a person not because of their qualities but because of what it shows about my qualities. Voting for Obama shows how smart, progressive and cool I am. OK, now I understand. Thanks for clarifying that, Mark.

Mark Impomeni said...

Thanks for dropping by, Mark. And I'm glad you are coming to terms with your inner bigot.