OK. That may seem a little harsh, I know, but what else makes the least bit of sense? Either that or he’s a traitor. Which is it Tim? Stupid or sinister? Chuck Todd, too. There is simply no way these seemingly intelligent men with years of experience can possibly believe anything that is coming out of their mouths. You can see it in some of their faces before the camera cuts away. It is a transparent illusion with a manufactured narrative that is designed to change our perception of reality. It is the start of the next Big Lie.
Both them, plus David Gregory and some red-headed chick I can’t name right now and a couple of other dip-shits were on Meet the Press this morning playing electoral college games with assumptions based on stupidity and lack of context. Why are these assumptions stupid? They basically pluck John Kerry out of his 2004 race and insert Barack Obama. They do the same with Bush and McCain. Now, the “board” is all nicely split into red and blue states, along with pink and light blue states. Don’t forget those yellow “swing” states Virginia and Iowa.
This brain trust then starts to discuss how Barack will have a hard time beating McCain in certain places and go on about how close this race is as if the 2008 primary never happened. As if Barack didn’t get more votes by himself in Virginia than ALL the republicans combined. He also got more than ALL republicans combined in Texas. He got more votes than the top two republicans combined in Georgia and democrats have enjoyed a more than two-to-one turnout advantage in most states. Three-to-one in many.
Now these states considered shoe-ins for McCain because Bush “won” them in 2004? That doesn’t come close to astute or intelligent observation about facts and trends from this campaign season so far. These clowns couldn’t analyse the consistency of dog poo, let alone anticipate the trends of the general election at so far a remove if they didn’t even understand the changing demographics of this primary season. Whatever the case may be, they are some of the stupidest people we have ever put on TV (with Russert & Todd I am willing to stipulate that) and the mouthpieces for a widespread disinformation campaign as dictated by their corporate pimps.
This silly little people actually think we won’t notice that they are once again trying to paint this race as much closer than it really is. They don’t think we’ll notice that they did it with the democratic primary as well. They think the Internet is “neat” and a great way to research without getting your hands dirty. <a href=”http://tpmcafe.talkingpointsmemo.com/talk/2008/04/politics-30.php”>Otherwise, they don’t get it and never will. Barack gets it.</a> They don’t understand why this awesome tool is the reasons their efforts will fail this year as we put Barack Obama in the White House with margins in the 10 to 15 percent area in most, if not all, of the states and a turnout in the 70 to 75-percent range.
That is what the primary numbers are telling us. Between lackluster republican turnout and an excited and energized democratic party, the electoral map is looking to be rewritten for the first time since Ronald Reagan did it in 1984’s re-election campaign. Any intelligent observer would realize that this is a very real possibility given what we have seen so far in 2008. Hell, an observer with an 80 IQ could see that this year. So what is Russert et al’s excuse?
I submit that there isn’t one.
They are the Goebbels and Hearst’s of our time. They have zero integrity and only seek to serve their corporate pimps. They are so bought and paid for that the CEO of GE could call Timmy up and tell him to dance naked on his desk on live TV Sunday morning and Timmy would only ask, “What kind of dance?”
Where does that leave us? Same place as before. We need to be extra loud and extra talkative with our friends and family though. Every time they say, “You know, the media says this is a really close race.” you need to explain why that isn’t necessarily so. You need to mention the primary results from both parties and turnout percentages and historical presidents between primary turnout (low) and general turnout (high) and why that benefits the democratic party this year.
You need to counter the myth that this election will be anything other than a complete and total landslide if the people don’t let the media and polls dictate their reality again this year.
<a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTN3s2iVKKI&feature=related”>We have to recognize that they are the illusion. We are what is real. Let’s prove to them this year that the era of corporate propaganda is over. We dictate reality, not the idiots on the tube.</a>