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All week, we’ve been covering the folks who are covering the RNC convention: the dog-whistles, the projection, and the insistence that every single utterance of any Republican should now be termed “racist”, …all of it.
However, I still don’t believe most folks can fully appreciate the extent to which the Leftist press is pushing this. Quite simply, they are making up out of whole cloth whatever pops into their feverish, bourbon-addled brains (…Chris Matthews, I’m talking to you).
Two articles hit on this today. One was from Jonah Goldberg at National Review and it’s easily worth a read. As good as it was, though, I think that this one from Michael Graham is better, as it more accurately encapsulates all of the lying (and sheer loonyness) emanating from the
state sanitarium liberal press.
They’re flipping-out more than Clark Griswold at the end of ‘Christmas Vacation’, ….which means we are probably doing something right.
-By Michael Graham
“Dems need to hammer Ryan fast and prove clearly that he is a liar because he is a very skilled pol.”
— Howard Fineman [Journalist (?) @ The Huffington Post]
To paraphrase Mark Twain, there are three kinds of liars: Liars, damned liars . . . and screaming, foamy-mouthed MSNBC hosts watching Paul Ryan speak.
We have now moved into what academics might call the “post-factual” portion of the Obama campaign. For example: Tuesday night Ann Romney gives a warm, charmingly earnest speech. Obama flak Robert Gibbs calls it an “angry” night “full of insults.” What “insults?” He doesn’t say. He just says “Republicans are angry!”
Why? Because he needs them to be.
The RNC features black Republicans like Condoleezza Rice, Rep. Artur Davis and Mia Love. CNN and MSNBC fill their panels with nuts like Toure and the Rev. Al Sharpton decrying the “racism” in Tampa. Their proof? They don’t need “proof.” For Obama to win, they need Republicans to be “racist” — so the pundits say they are.
Republican Mitch McConnell quips “Obama hasn’t been working to earn re-election. He’s been working to earn a spot on the PGA tour.” MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell knows what’s up: “He’s aligning . . . the lifestyle of Tiger Woods to Obama!”
And in perhaps the most blatant example, DNC spokesflak Debbie Wasserman Schultz used a Los Angeles Times article to claim that Mitt Romney is responsible for the abortion plank of the GOP platform. CNN’s Anderson Cooper confronted her with the fact that the Times article she quoted said the exact opposite — that Romney did not support the plank as written.
Wasserman Schultz’s answer? “Anderson, it doesn’t matter.”
Liberal “news” man Howard Fineman did us a favor Wednesday, laying out the Democrats’ strategy:
“Prove clearly” that Paul Ryan — and Mitt Romney and anyone else who can do math — is “lying” . . . whether they are or not.”
Why? Because Obama supporters can’t handle the truth. The facts about the Obama record are so awful, so indefensible that the very idea of “facts” must be destroyed.
Here’s a story Ryan told in his speech about a promise Obama made at a Janesville, Wis., auto plant:
“Candidate Obama said, ‘I believe that if our government is there to support you, this plant will be here for another 100 years.’ That’s what he said in 2008.
Well, as it turned out, that plant didn’t last another year.”
It’s an effective metaphor for the many promises Obama has made about the economy that didn’t come true. And that was the problem. It’s too effective. And so the “Fineman Effect” kicked in: Ryan was declared a liar.
“That plant was already closed in 2008,” screamed Chris Matthews, who nearly had to be placed in Hannibal Lecter restraints for his own protection. Thursday morning, Obama lackeys in the “politi-fact” business jumped in, claiming Ryan’s statement as false.
…One problem: Ryan was right. Local media at the time reported the factory still making cars in 2009, and even GM, the plant’s owner, has posted on the Web: “Janesville was placed on standby capacity in May 2009.”
After their failure in convincing Americans of a “GOP War On Women,” Democrats have declared their own war: A war on truth itself.