Monday, October 27, 2008

MSM Meme O' the Week

In their campaign to get Obama elected, the current phase of Operation Inevitability{tm} is Sellouts for the 'Bama.

So we're being deluged with sad stories of GOP voters/pols bailing on McCain to throw their support behind the most unvetted, unqualified, radically leftist, pro-infanticide candidate EVER.

Needless to say, their "reasons" are silly, unconvincing (except to Bamabots), and more revelatory of personal issues than anything else. "Reasons" aren't the point. Crushing the opposition is the point.

Because if "reasons" were the point, we'd be seeing at least an equal amount of above-the-fold MSM articles about the many Dems and others you'd assume to be in the O column who are, in fact, voting for McCain.

  • Google "Democrats for McCain," and you get 356,000 hits.
  • Google "Republicans for Obama" and you get 183,000 hits.
Interesting, eh? Not to the MSM.

It took me less than a minute to discover that. But it doesn't interest the MSM, so it isn't there.
Dems for McCain write columns, they show up at rallys... but somehow, they're "invisible" to the MSM.

Because you can't see what you don't want to see; and you can't find what you don't look for.

The relentless and silly hammering of Palin continues, of course, [A] in the hopes of making people forget that she is far more qualified than Obama, and [B] because she is being devastatingly effective. The latest is imagining a big fight between her and McCain. I don't think it's working very well.


Becky Schell said...

There was an interview on CBS this morning with the owner of the consignment shop that Sarah frequents. I'm sure these news anchors (men included) who are hanging Sarah out to dry would not even set foot inside a consignment shop. The only way Julie Chen could stand to do this story is from the CBS studio. They mock Sarah for having this wardrobe and I'll betcha they are mocking her about the consignment shop and what she doesn't spend normally off air.

DJP said...

You betcha.

Carol Jean said...

Did you catch Charles Krauthammer's McCain For President piece?

Contrarian that I am, I'm voting for John McCain. I'm not talking about bucking the polls or the media consensus that it's over before it's over. I'm talking about bucking the rush of wet-fingered conservatives leaping to Barack Obama before they're left out in the cold without a single state dinner for the next four years.

I stand athwart the rush of conservative ship-jumpers of every stripe -- neo (Ken Adelman), moderate (Colin Powell), genetic/ironic (Christopher Buckley) and socialist/atheist (Christopher Hitchens)
[who knew he was a conservative??]-- yelling "Stop!" I shall have no part of this motley crew. I will go down with the McCain ship. I'd rather lose an election than lose my bearings.

There's just no comparison. Obama's own running mate warned this week that Obama's youth and inexperience will invite a crisis -- indeed a crisis "generated" precisely to test him. Can you be serious about national security and vote on Nov. 4 to invite that test?...Today's economic crisis, like every other in our history, will in time pass. But the barbarians will still be at the gates. Whom do you want on the parapet? I'm for the guy who can tell the lion from the lamb.

DJP said...

Yes ma'am, it is a good one.

In fact, I wrote about it and linked to it.

See what happens when you don't check every post, every day??


Carol Jean said...

Can't get one by you, Dan! I read that post too, just missed that link :) Oh well, it's so good you ought to post it every day for the next week. The man can turn a phrase. He's Peggy Noonan with testosterone.

DJP said...

Peggy Noonan with a spine and a brain, I'd say, these days.

Carol Jean said...

I think the split in the Republican party is reflective of the divide in the "Evangelical" (and I use that term loosely) church today (see Donald Miller, McLaren, the social justice wing, led by Saddleback, etc.) When the dust settles after the election, it would be worth some serious reflection of the reflection. Is it pragmatics? Is it just that some Republicans only care about conservative economic principals and have only given lip service to conservative social issues? (for sure) And the 'social justice' Christians are more committed to their social agenda than to the whole counsel of God? (do the math)

CR said...


When you say "split" in the Republican party, I'm not sure what you mean. According to the latest IBD poll, Republicans are supporting McCain 88 to 6 percent with democrats supporting Obama 87 to 9 percent. I don't see a split.

Don't let the MSM fool you into thinking there is. Yeah, their putting out Colin Powel, and Weld and other folks who weren't real Republicans anyway (like Dan mentioned in another post, they are not putting out democrats that are supporting Republicans). But there is no divide in the Republican party other than the phony stuff the MSM is putting out.

Carol Jean said...


I agree that there's not a wholesale flight from the party (right now), but there is a fundamental philosophical split that's going to have to be acknowledged - the elephant in the GOP room - at some point. I see it most evident in someone like Mary Matlin or Arnold Schwartzenegger (sp?). I sometimes wonder how they can be married to people who are so radically liberal if they really believed in conservative social values. Obviously, we don't know what goes on in their homes (or their hearts), but I know I could never marry someone who is pro-abortion and advocated for that. It would be antithetical to my core beliefs. These folks may espouse conservative values, but you'd have a hard time convincing me that their hearts are in it.

Anyway, we saw with this year's primary, the party leaning toward nominating a candidate (Guiliani) for whom conservative social issues are unimportant, to say the least. It just seems to me the party is in the downgrade. Or on the downgrade. Whatever.