Mendte: 2012 Election Umbrella

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(NEW YORK) - Don't say I didn't warn you.  Months ago I said that everything that happens from here on out will come under the umbrella of the 2012 national elections

But I have to admit, I didn't realize the size of the umbrella.

Even the tragic death of Trayvon Martin has become political.

MSNBC was pushing for an arrest, one of its hosts was leading protests and the 911 tape was doctored to make play up the racial elements.

Fox News on the other hand was saying not so fast, Trayvon Martin wasn't such a good kid and Zimmerman called one of its hosts for a private conversation.

And now the story is spiraling into a war over gun rights and an argument over Florida's stand your ground law.  Democrats, MSNBC, and the civil rights advocates against Republicans, Fox News and guns rights advocates.

This follows a battle between Democrats, MSNBC, and women's rights groups against Republicans, Fox News and religious rights groups.

Which is now a battle between Democrats, MSNBC, and working Moms against Republicans, Fox News, and stay at home moms.

Political Parties, Special interests and Cable News stations are playing on your emotions for power and profit.  News channels used to be criticized for obsessing about fluff and entertainment news; now they have evolved into something worse, mouth pieces for the political spin machine.  The spin then drives the news cycle in the newspapers and the Internet.

It is sickening and I hate to tell you it is only going to get worse as we get close to the elections, every story will be political.

This is what our political process has become and just wait until the billions in dollars of attack ads start.

All that talk and anger and spin and nothing will get done.

This is all under the umbrella of modern politics in America; don't say I didn't warn you.

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