Republicans Out Fund-Raised By 527 Orgs, are Using their Old Barb--
Emotional Instability Accusations
By Rob Kall
They’re at it again, the right wing creeps who are happy to smear
democrats, and even their own, like John McCain, are now one of their
slimeballs, former Gov. Mark Racicot is suggesting that Kerry is losing
it, that he’s wild-eyed, irresponsible.... Scott McClelland says Kerry
is "losing his cool., should not be an excuse to lash out at the
president with false and baseless attacks."
Atrios quotes Racicot describing Kerry."I think they have
comepletely unhinged..." and suggests that they used the same
strategies, in 2000 to attack John McCain and to suggest he was unstable.
This labeling of a healthy fight-back response, or healthy emotional
expression is what they did and encouraged their surrogate media whores in
the networks to do when they played, hundreds of times, the footage of
Howard Dean, which we now know was bogus, with a false sound track.
For years, these sleazyoid right wingers have used thirty party
organizations to attack from a distance. But now, the democrats, the left
and progressives have outsmarted these whining, dirty-trickster liars.
More money has been raised on the left than on the right. So all of a
the right wing is whining an calling legal 527 PACs that run ads
"Shadowy organizations." Well geez, these lower than whale shit
right wing liars invented the third party sponsored attack ads. Hell, Bush
won the primary by allowing the same people funding and putting together
the weasel liar swift boat attack ads to create ads attacking John McCain.
But I want to talk about the way toxic right wingers attempt to label,
calssify, profile democrats as crazy, angry, upset, unstable,
"wild-eyed" or manic.
You see it again and again.
There may even be a smidgeon of truth to it. But I see it from a
different perspective. A major percentage of right wingers are repressed,
control freaks. They not only want to be tight-assed, they want to control
everyone else’s sphincters too.
In my world, expression of a reasonable range of emotion is good. It’s
healthy. But the anal control freaks who seem to think they represent
normal people have grabbed this idea that they can attack democrats who
express emotion, and they can use suggestions that democrats are
emotionally unstable, too easily angered, even crazy.
But let’s look at how these sphincter police control their
presidential pep rallies. They only allow people who sign loyalty oaths in
to see the president. The set up pathetic questions that pander to the
fundies (fundamentalists) and extremists who make up the base of Bush’s
re-election hopes. They encourage cheering when Bush bashes Kerry and when
Bush or set-up questioners talk religious pablum/prattle. They are afraid
to allow protesters, afraid to allow the un-decided, afraid to face
hecklers. The main emotions the Bush people manifest are fake enthusiasm
pumped up by fake stump question and answer groups, and.... fear, fear,
fear and more fear.
The strange thing is that Bush and his people have been working fear
for years-- to sell guns and resistance to gun control. to sell the fear
of terrorism... and now it’s clear that under their sales strategy,
under their use of fear to keep their base controlled, they are fearful.
No, that’s not strong enough. They are gutless cowards. Bush in
particular is apparently the most spineless of the bunch, afraid to face
up to reporters, even crowds of ordinary Americans. I don’t know why his
sycophants and fundie supporters see him as a strong leader, able to
combat terrorism. He’s missing two basic ingredients of a strong
leader-- the balls to face the people.
But it’s not just fear. Recently, an Irish reporter didn’t let up
on him when he tried to evade her serious questions with weak banter. He
was outraged and complained about her. Talk about fragile. Then, more
recently, he was asked questions about his connections with Enron
president Tom Ken Lay, and he got so angry he walked off the stage. A few
days later, word in washington was that he was taking antidepressants and
So let’s talk about emotions. Kerry may be a bit justifiably pissed
at Bush and his scum-sucking, lying Viet Nam vets who have sold out the
honor of all veteran’s medals to take down Kerry for Bush’s and Karl
Rove’s long time friend and funder Bob Perry, who’s primarily paying
for the ads. I think that’s healthy. But Bush bouts of anger, his
chronic no-balls attitude towards facing Americans who have something to
say that he doesn’t want to hear makes him a big fat loser. I think this
is something to tell the people you meet-- that Bush is a coward, that
they are supporting a spineless coward, afraid to face the people, and
while we’re at it, he’s the most hated and despised person in the
history of the world.
The attacks on Kerry’s military record and his emotional health are
good ol’ fashioned attack ad politics. Add that up with the constant
barrage of lies and you have the primary strategy of the Bush campaign--
lies about Kerry, about the economy, about ecology and stepping on the
souls of fundies who have been manipulated into a political corner with
social wedge issues .
One presidential spokeswoman, Nicole Devenish, another blonde liar
(Anne Coulter is one of many iconic vapid, lying, whorish blonde
republican spokeswomen,) of the Bush/Cheney campaign, says that the Bush
campaign is not even sure that the swift boat vets ad will help the Bush
campaign. This, vapidly idiotic remark, of course is aimed at the handful
of Bush-morons who have not yet learned that Fox is the official, approved
Bush station. EvenLou Dobbs smirks and tells her he doesn’t think so.
But the talking heads for Bush aren’t trying to convince the anchors
or the left. They’re working on the vulnerable independents, perhaps the
ones who are themselves uncomfortable expressing emotion, perhaps those
who don’t know the difference between hearty, energetic enthusiasm and
manic insanity, between reasonable anger and intemperate childish
impatience will support Bush. But more and more, all the machinations of
the republican attack machine are being seen for what they are-- cynical,
dishonest, expecting the least and worst from Americans.... But things are
going to change.
This was written about eight hours before leaving, at 3:30 AM for a
long needed, well deserved vacation. So I apologize for the nastiness and
invective that I allowed into this article-- not to the targets of the
invective, but to you the reader, if you found it too ugly, intense or
aggressive. My vacation should soften my intensity and hopefully I’ll be
back to my usual brilliant metaphors and analogies, instead of this base
nastiness. But I do admit, it felt good. Damn, Cheney’s had a bad
influence on me.
Rob Kall email@example.com is
editor of www.OpEdNews.Com living in
He also runs the Winter Brain
Conference where Attention Deficit “disorder” or “difference”
is a primary them of the meeting. You
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