Are your eyes deceiving you?
Coming from Newsweek this is a question worth asking. I'm still waiting for the punchline. For all intents and purposes right now, this just is what it is.
Examiner.com- â€œI will have to see the actual cover to believe it,â€ Trisha Hart, a Republican supporting Mitt RomneyÂ and Paul Ryan. â€œI saw a photo of the alleged â€˜Newsweekâ€™ cover and it could be photoshopped. Iâ€™m hoping it is true, but I wonâ€™t know until I can hold it in my hands.â€
â€œI donâ€™t think it is real,â€ LaQuiesha Washington, a liberal supporting Barack Obama and Joe Biden, said. â€œEven if that is the cover, the numbers are faked. Everyone knows Obama is doing a great job and everyone is better off than weâ€™ve been in years.â€
The Newsweek article is written by Niall Ferguson, a prominent British historian and economist who states his case for why Obama must go. He's an Oxford-trained Harvard historian once touted by Time Magazine as among the most influential in the world.
Newsmax- â€œIn his inaugural address, Obama promised â€˜not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth.â€™â€ Ferguson writes in the cover story, â€œHit the Road, Barack: Why We Need a New President.â€
â€œHe promised to â€˜build the roads and bridges, the electric grids, and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together.â€™ He promised to â€˜restore science to its rightful place and wield technologyâ€™s wonders to raise health careâ€™s quality and lower its cost.â€™â€ wrote Ferguson, who made some of the same arguments in a March 2012 Newsmax cover story. â€œAnd he promised to â€˜transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age.â€™ Unfortunately the presidentâ€™s scorecard on every single one of those bold pledges is pitiful.â€
â€œWelcome to Obamaâ€™s America: nearly half the population is not represented on a taxable returnâ€”almost exactly the same proportion that lives in a household where at least one member receives some type of government benefit,â€ Ferguson writes. â€œWe are becoming the 50â€“50 nationâ€”half of us paying the taxes, the other half receiving the benefits.â€
Since Tina Brown's Daily Beast took over Newsweek, which recently said it will soon cease to print the publication, the magazine has been one of the most left-leaning publications in the country.
The Left is already scampering to discredit Ferguson and his article, but that can hardly dismiss the most obvious: Apparently Newsweek made this their cover story - along with its remarkable headline. It comes amid mounting accounts of Democrats and Leftist unions fleeing the Obama camp like scampering rats from a sinking ship*. Even a pollster in Obama's home state of Illinois does not bode well for Obama.
Nevertheless, Niall Fergusonâ€™s attack on Obama for Newsweek, of all places, and The Daily Beast could be the tip of a coming iceberg, even though Ferguson is a former McCain supporter. His analysis of the Obama presidency is so thorough and devastating it cannot be completely ignored by the mainstream media, no matter how much they may wish to.
Is Newsweek this desperate to sell magazines? Is this an Obama fund raising gimmick in disguise? Or could this simply be the dire straits that Team Obama finds itself in, on these last legs of its 2012 re-election? Time will tell.
*This anomaly brought to mind another story I'd seen recently about more "innocuous" government agencies, the Social Security Administration and NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) in addition the DHS,Â loading up with stockloads of hollow point ammunition? Hmm ... ?
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