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Lie Down With Dogs...

It seems that every time there's a Tea Party gathering of some sort, the narrative goes forth: find the fringe elements, the less than reputable attendees, and denounce the whole gathering for not properly policing the event, not purging the more extreme whackjobs, and not properly distancing themselves from the "bad" people. Tea Party gatherings are defined by their most extreme elements, and the worst present set the standard by which all are judged.

On the other hand, when the Left has its gatherings, their nuts and fringe elements and extremists are downplayed or ignored altogether. It's painted as a grass-roots movement, The People united (no matter how much astroturfing is done, how many big organizations are underwriting the whole exercise).

Remember the narrative: one idiot with a "NIGGER" poster at a Tea Party means the whole group is racist for... I dunno, all ganging up and beating the snot out of the pinhead. On the other hand, the presence of union thugs, paid protesters, socialists, racial separatists and supremacists (the "right" kind -- meaning non-white), and their ilk, are just proof of the mass appeal of the movement. It's not fair to judge the entire gathering based on the beliefs of a segment.

Even when the morally deplorable group in question is specifically invited to attend.

The Democrats organizing their October 2 event are specifically saying that they'll be glad to have Marxists and Communists march and stand beside them.

But for heaven's sake don't even think of judging them on that. Why, that would be wrong.

You only do that to the Right.


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Comments (12)

Come on. obama can't even ... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Come on. obama can't even fill a 650 seat event. These idiots have to find their support from somewhere.

We have RINOs, they have DI... (Below threshold)
JB:

We have RINOs, they have DINOs.

Democrats In Name Only = Pinko Commies.

I thought the DINOs where t... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

I thought the DINOs where the bluest of blue dogs...

The Democrats orga... (Below threshold)
James H:
The Democrats organizing their October 2 event are specifically saying that they'll be glad to have Marxists and Communists march and stand beside them.

What kind of Marxists? This is a very important question.

Sorry JB I have to disagree... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Sorry JB I have to disagree.

With the CPUSA endorsing obama and with the similarity of their platforms I have to say the formula should be:

Democrats = Communists

If they endorse the same candidate and have the same platforms and aims and beliefs they are the same thing.

James H - I would ... (Below threshold)
jim m:

James H -

I would assume living, breathing marxists. There's some other relevant distinction?

I would assume liv... (Below threshold)
James H:
I would assume living, breathing marxists. There's some other relevant distinction?

Well ...

Grouchoists tend to be alpha male types. They love cigars and keep their moustaches bushy.

Harpoists are silent, but always have an impact.

Chicoists wear hats and are very, very Italian.

And nobody's quite sure what the Zeppoists do.

Thank you, Jim M, for being my straight man in this thread ...

James H., I have to admit, ... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

James H., I have to admit, very good. I knew you were trying to make a point but I didn't expect a Marx Brothers joke. Kudo's.

JT, a decade or more ago, the narrative the MSM/Left wing put out was basically the gospel as there were no other information venues. But thank God for Fox News, some talk radio and the internet. They, the MSM/Left cannot control the narrative anymore.

This is the year of the democrats imploding. No one wants Obama to campaign with them. No dem candidate is talking about the stimulus, or Obamacare. And Jon Stewart is having a comedy event in Washington D.C., the weekend before the election which will strain the democratic "get out the vote" and will draw media away from candidates. So, go ahead Jon, plow ahead. Cobert already proved the dem's think congress is worth making fun of right in front of a committee. ww

Grouchoists tend t... (Below threshold)
iwogisdead:
Grouchoists tend to be alpha male types. They love cigars and keep their moustaches bushy.

Very cute. Misses the point that the Dems are happy to embrace adherents to a failed and disproved economic theory, but cute, nonetheless.

Like Groucho says:

"The secret to life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made."

find the fringe el... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:
find the fringe elements

And if the target doesn't cooperate, send your own apparatchiks to portray fringe elements, photograph them, pay them, and then let them go home.

Perception is controlled by... (Below threshold)
Ken D.:

Perception is controlled by the mainstream media and they are left leaning. Who would have thought that in this country being conservative would have been presented by the media as being backward and out of touch.

Perception is cont... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:
Perception is controlled by the mainstream media and they are left leaning.

Left-leaning? Christ, they're horizontal.




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