When the Hope n' Change editorial board met to decide today's topic, it was to difficult to choose between the brutal "knockout game" in which young black punks attack innocent people for no reason, or the ongoing disaster of people losing their health insurance and access to doctors because of Obamacare. And then it dawned on us: except for a question of scale, it's the same story.
The perpetrators of the violent "knockout game" have apparently been doing it for a long time, but the mainstream media has been actively covering it up as long as they could because reporting any particular story accurately would mean making a black man look bad. Sound familiar?
And the only reason we're hearing about the "knockout game" now is because the sheer number of victims is getting too big to ignore - in much the same way that it's also increasingly hard for the mainstream media to bury reports that 50 to 100 million Americans are about to lose their health insurance. Talk about a knockout punch!
Boiled down to their essentials, both stories are about those who are innocent and vulnerable being deliberately attacked by coldblooded bullies, with potentially life-changing or life-ending consequences.
Obamacare has become the equivalent of a dark and threatening back alley in a very bad neighborhood. And to paraphrase Nancy Pelosi, God help those who are forced to pass through it to see what's in it.
It's all about "re-branding."