Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit Tell A Friend Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites
OpEdNews Op Eds

Let the Spin Begin. Lamar Alexander Kicks it Off

By       Message Ed Martin       (Page 1 of 1 pages)     Permalink    (# of views)   No comments

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; , Add Tags
Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H3 1/9/11

Author 2467
- Advertisement -
Republican senator Lamar Alexander has already cranked up the Republican spin machine. In an interview on CNN, Candy Crowley asked Alexander about Sarah Palin's map targeting Democrats with crosshairs.

Alexander's response: "Well, I think the way to get away from it is for you not to be talking about it."

Notice that Alexander doesn't deny the crosshair/target image. He just takes the standard Republican reaction to anything negative about Republicans that all you need to do is to just ignore it and it'll be as if it didn't happen. He wants to "get away from it" as quickly as possible.

Just as Dana Perino pretends that 9/11 didn't happen by saying that there were no terrorists attacks on the US during George Bush's administration.

- Advertisement -
The next stage in Republican spin will come from the likes of Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh. Here's a general overview of what they'll be saying about it.

Jared Lee Loughner, the suspected shooter, will be portrayed as a left-wing, liberal nut, and the whole thing is the fault of the left-wing liberals. Judge John Roll, an honorable man whose death is a tragedy, will become a Republican martyr while Democrat Giffords will have to be ignored because, well, she's just a Democrat.

And, the Giffords shooting will, somehow or other be twisted, distorted and spun until it becomes her own fault for her left-wing, liberal extremist policies that incited a left-wing liberal extremist to shoot her. Never mind the obvious contradiction there, it'll just be ignored, as usual.

- Advertisement -
Then, she'll be dropped from the conversation as if she didn't exist. And hate monger Loughner who actually followed the incitements of his fellow hate mongers Palin, Beck and Limbaugh will turn into not such a bad guy after all. Even though he's suspected of shooting a Republican, he's also suspected of shooting a Democrat, too.

And, as usual, this shooting in Arizona will be spun into the best thing that has ever happened for Republicans.

Look for it. It's coming.

 

- Advertisement -

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Ed Martin is an ordinary person who is recovering from being badly over-educated. Born in the middle of the Great Depression, he is not affiliated with nor a member of any political, social or religious organization. He is especially interested in (more...)
 

Ed Martin Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Conyers' year of tolerating contempt

Removal of the President from Office

The twelve powers of a President.

You need to read this! Rob Kall's declaration of war

Textbook descriptions of George Bush reveal psychopathy, and much worse.

The worst is yet to come; foreclosure fraud is the banksters' least problem