Paul Ryan, the Left and Instant Gratification

by Datechguy | August 30th, 2012

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Paul Ryan, the Left and Instant Gratification

There are times when I really think the left thinks it is still 1992 or 1996 or before, the inter­net doesn’t exist and nobody is around to dis­pute a word they put out, but then I sit down and think and real­ize it’a all about short term gratification.

Yes­ter­day after the Code Pink peo­ple failed to prop­erly dis­rupt Paul Ryan’s speech the entire MSM speak­ing with one “Journo-​listic” voice was scream­ing “liar LIAR LIAR!

While Robert Stacy McCain points to Joan Walsh I think the absolutely worst exam­ple of this is found by Legal Insur­rec­tion in the form of a Howard Fine­man Tweet



”…Have to prove clearly he is a liar
”? Really Howard, Is that your unbi­ased expe­ri­enced Jour­nal­is­tic opinion?

I’ve never for­got­ten that day at Darth­mouth Col­lege after the debate when I was film­ing Deb­bie Wasser­man Schultz in the spin room when this same Howard Fine­man who is paid as an objec­tive jour­nal­ist, chal­lenged my being there. So I might be for­given if I tease him a bit on this.

I don’t claim to have the expe­ri­ence that he does in the field nor the con­nec­tions of him or Joan Walsh, and I don’t pre­tend in the least to be unbi­ased. but you know one thing I appar­ently have over Howard Fine­man and all his friends, the abil­ity to do a Google Search.

…Since they were shut down in 2009, both the Janesville and Ten­nessee plants have been on standby sta­tus, mean­ing they were not pro­duc­ing vehi­cles, but they were not com­pletely shut down.

That’s the Mil­wau­kee Jour­nal Senti­nal via Twitchy, and here is Legal Insur­rec­tion quot­ing GM you know that com­pany decided to buy for us, itself:

The Janesville plant was closed in 2009 after Obama took over, and as part of the takeover of GM by the government.

That’s when the deci­sion was taken to shut­ter the Janesville plant for good, as GM itself announced on June 26, 2009 (empha­sis added):

Gen­eral Motors selected its assem­bly plant in Orion Town­ship, Mich. and stamp­ing facil­ity in Pon­tiac, Mich., to build its future small car, which will add to the automaker’s grow­ing port­fo­lio of U.S.-built, highly fuel-​efficient cars, includ­ing the Chevro­let Cruze and Volt. Today’s announce­ment will restore approx­i­mately 1,400 jobs in total — 1,200 at Orion Assem­bly and 200 at Pon­tiac Metal Cen­ter, Build­ing # 14….

This is great news for our mem­bers at UAW Local 5960, Oak­land County, and the State of Michi­gan, and shows the world the UAW can com­pete in the most com­pet­i­tive seg­ment of the auto­mo­tive indus­try,” said Cal Rap­son, UAW Vice Pres­i­dent and Direc­tor, UAW-​GM Depart­ment. “My heart also goes out to our UAW mem­bers in Janesville, Wisc., and Spring Hill, Tenn.

Stacy McCain, you know a real jour­nal­ist, is out­raged by this:

What is so pro­foundly offen­sive about the uneth­i­cal and dis­hon­est behav­ior of Chris Matthews, Joan Walsh and other such Demo­c­rat sock­pup­pets is that they won’t admit who they are and what they’re doing. They are not inde­pen­dent jour­nal­ists, they’re par­ti­san pub­li­cists, yet they expect to be taken seri­ously as reporters when they can’t even be both­ered to do a Google search and find out when a fac­tory closed.

They are a dis­grace to the pro­fes­sion to which they claim to belong. Truth mat­ters. Truth is pre­cious and pow­er­ful. Liars are a dime a dozen.

Stacy Stacy Stacy, you don’t get it, their objec­tive wasn’t to get it right, the objec­tive was to counter Ryan for one news cycle so when peo­ple read their papers & web sites in the Morn­ing they would see the word “lie”. If a CNN says oth­er­wise later, it doesn’t mat­ter as long as it’s in a dif­fer­ence news cycle or at least late.

Not only will less peo­ple will see it and by today every­one is talk­ing Clint East­wood.

Ide­ally of course as the Evil Blog­ger Lady says, they would Palin­ize him, but bar­ring that dis­rupt­ing the news cycle will do.

In a way it’s much like the pro­posed plans of the left, do just enough to win the cur­rent cycle for the vot­ers and worry about what hap­pens next, a bud­get is bad for the cycle, don’t have one, need to solid­ify the His­panic base and can’t pass the dream act, order it, Gay Democ­rats won’t give money, reverse your­self, need to bur­nish your image among Chris­tians reverse your­self on Car­di­nal Dolan.

The prob­lem with instant grat­i­fi­ca­tion is even­tu­ally all this spin­ning and slid­ing catches up with you, as Glenn put it.

You know, the Democ­rats’ media base has served two func­tions. One, of course, has been to mis­in­form the peo­ple who don’t pay much atten­tion. It can still do that, though with reduced effi­cacy. But the other was to demor­al­ize or intim­i­date the oppo­si­tion. That part seems to have pretty much fallen by the wayside.

Or to put it another way, in the short term you might get away with it for a news cycle or two, but in the long term your rep­u­ta­tion goes the way of Lind­say Lohan on a bender.

Either way what do we make of this move by the MSM and the left on Ryan? I think Robert Stacy McCain had a tweet that really summed it up well:

Hmmm “Demor­al­ized as Hell” I like the sound of that.

There are times when I really think the left thinks it is still 1992 or 1996 or before, the internet doesn’t exist and nobody is around to dispute a word they put out, but then I sit down and think and realize it’a all about short term gratification.

Yesterday after the Code Pink people failed to properly disrupt Paul Ryan’s speech the entire MSM speaking with one “Journo-listic” voice was screaming “liar LIAR LIAR!

While Robert Stacy McCain points to Joan Walsh I think the absolutely worst example of this is found by Legal Insurrection in the form of a Howard Fineman Tweet



“…Have to prove clearly he is a liar
“? Really Howard, Is that your unbiased experienced Journalistic opinion?

I’ve never forgotten that day at Darthmouth College after the debate when I was filming Debbie Wasserman Schultz in the spin room when this same Howard Fineman who is paid as an objective journalist, challenged my being there. So I might be forgiven if I tease him a bit on this.

I don’t claim to have the experience that he does in the field nor the connections of him or Joan Walsh, and I don’t pretend in the least to be unbiased. but you know one thing I apparently have over Howard Fineman and all his friends, the ability to do a Google Search.

…Since they were shut down in 2009, both the Janesville and Tennessee plants have been on standby status, meaning they were not producing vehicles, but they were not completely shut down.

That’s the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal via Twitchy, and here is Legal Insurrection quoting GM you know that company decided to buy for us, itself:

The Janesville plant was closed in 2009 after Obama took over, and as part of the takeover of GM by the government.

That’s when the decision was taken to shutter the Janesville plant for good, as GM itself announced on June 26, 2009 (emphasis added):

General Motors selected its assembly plant in Orion Township, Mich. and stamping facility in Pontiac, Mich., to build its future small car, which will add to the automaker’s growing portfolio of U.S.-built, highly fuel-efficient cars, including the Chevrolet Cruze and Volt. Today’s announcement will restore approximately 1,400 jobs in total — 1,200 at Orion Assembly and 200 at Pontiac Metal Center, Building # 14….

“This is great news for our members at UAW Local 5960, Oakland County, and the State of Michigan, and shows the world the UAW can compete in the most competitive segment of the automotive industry,” said Cal Rapson, UAW Vice President and Director, UAW-GM Department. “My heart also goes out to our UAW members in Janesville, Wisc., and Spring Hill, Tenn.

Stacy McCain, you know a real journalist, is outraged by this:

What is so profoundly offensive about the unethical and dishonest behavior of Chris Matthews, Joan Walsh and other such Democrat sockpuppets is that they won’t admit who they are and what they’re doing. They are not independent journalists, they’re partisan publicists, yet they expect to be taken seriously as reporters when they can’t even be bothered to do a Google search and find out when a factory closed.

They are a disgrace to the profession to which they claim to belong. Truth matters. Truth is precious and powerful. Liars are a dime a dozen.

Stacy Stacy Stacy, you don’t get it, their objective wasn’t to get it right, the objective was to counter Ryan for one news cycle so when people read their papers & web sites in the Morning they would see the word “lie”. If a CNN says otherwise later, it doesn’t matter as long as it’s in a difference news cycle or at least late.

Not only will less people will see it and by today everyone is talking Clint Eastwood.

Ideally of course as the Evil Blogger Lady says, they would Palinize him, but barring that disrupting the news cycle will do.

In a way it’s much like the proposed plans of the left, do just enough to win the current cycle for the voters and worry about what happens next, a budget is bad for the cycle, don’t have one, need to solidify the Hispanic base and can’t pass the dream act, order it, Gay Democrats won’t give money, reverse yourself, need to burnish your image among Christians reverse yourself on Cardinal Dolan.

The problem with instant gratification is eventually all this spinning and sliding catches up with you, as Glenn put it.

You know, the Democrats’ media base has served two functions. One, of course, has been to misinform the people who don’t pay much attention. It can still do that, though with reduced efficacy. But the other was to demoralize or intimidate the opposition. That part seems to have pretty much fallen by the wayside.

Or to put it another way, in the short term you might get away with it for a news cycle or two, but in the long term your reputation goes the way of Lindsay Lohan on a bender.

Either way what do we make of this move by the MSM and the left on Ryan? I think Robert Stacy McCain had a tweet that really summed it up well:

Hmmm “Demoralized as Hell” I like the sound of that.

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