Halli Casser-Jayne is the co-host of The Halli and MoJoe Show on BlogTalkRadio dot com and the author of A Year in My Pajamas with President Obama, The Politics of Strange Bedfellows, which takes a provocative, fun, thoughtful look at Election 2008 through the creative eyes of an author with a sassy and distinctive voice. There are many President Obama books, but none quite like this one! Look for her forthcoming novel, Scout Finch's Diary scheduled for an October 2011 release.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Is the mainstream media as dumb as they appear to be? Are they part of the reason that this country is on the wrong track? I say that they are, particularly the political pundits who fail to ask the politicians who they cover the right questions.

There is a meme generated by the Republicans that government is a bad thing. All those senators and congressmen and women of the GOP united in their singular talking point: Government is the bogeyman.

This by the very same people who earn their living off of the government. EXCUSE ME!?!

As I posted on my Facebook page recently, here are the benefits these same clowns who denigrate the government get for saying that government is the bad guy.

Salary of House/Senate...$174,000 for life
Salary of Speaker of the House...$223,500 for life
Salary of Majority/Minority Leaders...$193,400 for life...

Get my drift! And not a word from the Fourth Estate that questions the very hypocrisy of the right-wing talking machine.

Then yesterday, from the smartest politician alive today, former President Bill Clinton comes his "coaching" interview...leading the press down the path they need to go, specifically talking about Gov. Rick Perry, the newest candidate in the race...

“And he’s saying ‘Oh, I’m going to Washington to make sure that the federal government stays as far away from you as possible – while I ride on Air Force One and that Marine One helicopter and go to Camp David and travel around the world and have a good time.’ I mean, this is crazy.”

But the take away line the press ran with was Clinton's comment on Perry's good looks, "Perry is a good-looking rascal..."

Yes, dumb when this country oh so badly needs smart.

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