Media in Trouble: All the news thats UNfit to print!: New London Callin

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Wednesday, June 29, 2005

New London Callin

Alright, there is lots of chatter on the left that says we should agree with the Kelo v. New London case. The Left Coaster and Armando from Kos both agree on the merits of the decision itself, and to some extent they may be right. However, given the recent attacks on the judiciary by the right wing cookamungas, its pretty obvious that this issue can and will be used against you in the court of public opinion. This decision will play out only one way. The Liberal Judges on the Supreme Court decided that it is OK for the Government to Take your House and give it to a corporation.

Its that simple. So anyone who doesn't denounce this case on that ground alone is committing a political faux pas. I mean, which politician or movement for that matter wants to align themselves with that type of message.

Its the same type of "I voted for it before I voted against it" trap. Sure on the merits, Kerry was right to vote for and against it. But merits need explaining, and in a world of sound bites that last 3 seconds, you better use your air and vocal chords wisely by having the microphone listen to you say "the Supreme Court was wrong." And walk away to your favorite cocktail party to discuss how you agree with the Court on this one based on its merits.

Otherwise the righties will keep saying the lefties want the government to take your house. Remember this is all about playing jedi mind tricks. Not even Obie Wan Kenobe can convince America that taking away their little pink houses and white picket fences that they worked so hard for is right based on a judicial technicality.

SO lefties, you would be wise to stay together and just say no on Kelo. Cuz if it were your house you wouldn't be so damned happy some corporation was taking it.