Demoralized as Hell, Erick Erickson ATLJackie edition

by Datechguy | September 6th, 2012

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Demoralized as Hell, Erick Erickson ATLJackie edition

I’ve been argu­ing for over a year that the media has been doing their best to hide the true con­di­tion of this pres­i­den­tial race, but as Glenn Reynolds often says what can’t go on for­ever won’t. Today some inter­est­ing sources of evi­dence have shown the jig might finally be up.

Erick Erick­son finally sees it:

It’s has been a source of mas­sive frus­tra­tion to me that peo­ple on my own side , today four dif­fer­ent pieces of evi­dence came up

If boo­ing God and his holy city is a part of the Demo­c­ra­tic Con­ven­tion hap­pen­ing in this uni­verse, I’ll take the alter­na­tive uni­verse Bill Clin­ton said the GOP lives in. This is why Barack Obama stands a good chance of los­ing. It is the Democ­rats who have dis­con­nected from America.

I’m on record repeat­edly doubt­ing Mitt Romney’s via­bil­ity as a can­di­date, but more and more I think not only is Rom­ney win­ning, but the polling is not reflect­ing the strength of his cam­paign and the media is actu­ally sab­o­tag­ing the Democ­rats’ chance of win­ning. In fact, I dare say if MItt Rom­ney wins he will have the Amer­i­can media to thank for his win.

The Media, the Media that backs Barack Obama shame­lessly? How can it be the media’s fault that Obama is going to lose? A clue comes from a totally unre­lated ABC News story on a new book by Wood­ward.

The fail­ure of Obama to con­nect with Boehner was vaguely rem­i­nis­cent of another phone call late in the evening of Elec­tion Day 2010, after it became clear that the Repub­li­cans would take con­trol of the House, mak­ing Boehner Speaker of the House.

Nobody in the Obama orbit could even find the soon-to-be-speaker’s phone num­ber, Wood­ward reports. A Demo­c­ra­tic Party aide finally secured it through a friend so the pres­i­dent could offer congratulations.

Imag­ine a pres­i­dent so out of touch that the pos­si­bil­ity of los­ing the house in an elec­tion where his side lost 63 seats never hit him. And that not all:

Wood­ward por­trays a pres­i­dent who remained a supreme believer in his own pow­ers of per­sua­sion, even as he fal­tered in efforts to coax con­gres­sional lead­ers in both par­ties toward com­pro­mise. Boehner told Wood­ward that at one point, when Boehner voiced con­cern about pass­ing the deal they were work­ing out, the pres­i­dent reached out and touched his forearm.

John, I’ve got great con­fi­dence in my abil­ity to sway the Amer­i­can peo­ple,” Boehner quotes the pres­i­dent as hav­ing told him.

Hey when you have all the world telling you how great you are, when you have the Nobel com­mit­tee giv­ing you the peace prize and when you have the MSM drink­ing the same kool aid you tend to get a swelled head.

So when your party makes the mis­take of boo­ing God or Israel or Jerusalem or both

and the video of said mis­take draws over 100,000 views in under 20 hours (114K as of this writing)

but the media decided it either didn’t hap­pen or didn’t mat­ter. What you do get? mem­bers of the left in com­plete denial:

No mat­ter how you spin it.” Think about that. This video is 93 sec­onds, it was trans­mit­ted on CNN live, For a full 13 hours plus it is on the top of Meme­o­ran­dum. You can watch in less time than it takes to boil an egg. Yet not only is our friend Jackie say­ing it didn’t hap­pen, but she is totally com­fort­able say­ing the fol­low­ing to the entire world:

Not only did this NOT HAP­PEN but that I’m talk­ing about it is a sign of how great things went last night.

Being an old com­puter tech I fol­lowed up with 14 dif­fer­ent tweets each list­ing the top meme­o­ran­dum sto­ries in order

until you finally got to the Bill Clin­ton story. Jackie was unmoved.

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Now I’m sure Jackie is a very nice and bright young lady, but she is caught in what Erick Erick­son refers to as the Media’s Feed­back loop:

The Democ­rats and most of the main­stream media live in a sym­bi­otic rela­tion­ship and feed­back loop. When Todd Akin says some­thing dumb, the media seizes on it and attacks Todd Akin and the GOP. For the past sev­eral weeks the media has fix­ated on how out of touch the GOP is, its plat­form is, and its Pres­i­den­tial can­di­date is.

At the same time, the media has been largely silent on the Demo­c­ra­tic Plat­form except for yesterday’s ridicu­lous­ness. Even then, the media mostly failed to point out that the Obama cam­paign said it had approved the plat­form remov­ing God and Jerusalem, while going to great lengths to point out Obama inter­vened to put them back in.

It’s sort of like the old Soviet Union Group-​think, every­body talk­ing and say­ing the same line and unable to see out­side of their prism.

And this is only the lat­est ver­sion in the last year Three Exam­ples::

1. Jon Hunts­man:
Absolutely nobody was talk­ing about Jon Hunts­man as a viable Pres­i­den­tial can­di­date except the MSM. This MSM drove Hunts­man into the race where nobody but the media showed up for his announce­ment. After months of cov­er­age where the media never failed to insist he was a fac­tor he man­aged a 3rd place fin­ish in NH dri­ven by Demo­c­rat vot­ers cross­ing over and dropped out before South Car­olina when he couldn’t con­vince peo­ple to give him another red cent.

2. The Occupods: It was painfully obvi­ous from the start that the Occupy move­ment had dis­as­ter writ­ten all over it, yet the MSM and democ­rats embraced it assum­ing it would counter the tea party even though there were solid clues this was a bad idea:


Godwin’s law states that once some­one com­pares his or her oppo­nents in any argu­ment to Nazis, they auto­mat­i­cally for­feit that argu­ment. With the Amer­i­can Nazi Party for­mally endors­ing the Occu­piers, the ques­tion arises: does Godwin’s law apply if you are on the same side as actual Nazis?

Not to be out­done, the Com­mu­nist Party USA has also backed the Occupy Move­ment, which gives these pro­test­ers sup­port from both of the 20th century’s most suc­cess­ful mass mur­der­ing ideologies.

I keep expect­ing some elder states­man of the left to play Admi­ral Akbar, and shout to the Democ­rats who are jump­ing on the Occupy band­wagon: “It’s a trap!” But it looks like there aren’t any adults left to do so.

3. Eliz­a­beth War­ren & the You didn’t build it speech.Run­ning for re-​election in Mass­a­chu­setts for Scott Brown would not be easy, even a mediocre can­di­date could give him a fight, but while smaller state can­di­dates jumped in there was no out­cry for Eliz­a­beth War­ren to enter except by the National left and the MSM.

When she finally got in she gave a speech that will live in infamy

This played very poorly among the vot­ers, par­tic­u­larly busi­ness own­ers, but it played very well with the far left National Demo­c­rat base. It was such a fundrais­ing boon that Pres­i­dent Obama team didn’t think twice before jump­ing on the “You didn’t build that” bandwagon.

And we all know how that ended

In all of these cases and oth­ers I could name, the actual sit­u­a­tion was clearly vis­i­ble to any­body will­ing to objec­tively look at evi­dence and ask ques­tions. Yet the MSM safe in its cocoon never saw it and thus Jackie and peo­ple like her had no clue.

Take yes­ter­day, if you didn’t watch Fox or read any­thing but the left side of the blog world you likely didn’t see this on Tuesday:

Peo­ple act defen­sive for a REA­SON. Any­one who saw Dick Durbin’s reac­tion would have KNOWN the Demo­c­rat plat­form was not only a dis­as­ter in progress but the party was ter­ri­fied, but this clip didn’t play on other net­works, instead the party lead­ers spun, the left blogs spun and the Jackie’s of the world believed it. Erick­son again

The Democ­rats actu­ally have a very extrem­ist posi­tion on abor­tion. The media that spent so long focused on the GOP’s posi­tion has barely dealt with the Democ­rats. Why? Because most of the main­stream media is in ide­o­log­i­cal lock­step with the Democ­rats on this. It’s hard to tell the Democ­rats they’ve gone too far astray from main­stream Amer­ica when the main­stream media is over on the left­hand side to begin with.

The Democ­rats, in other words, over­played their hand on the War on Women and there is no media voice they lis­ten to say­ing, “Hold up, you’ve gone too far.” Most of the media is with or to the left of the Democ­rats on this. For a year now you and I have been hear­ing about the grow­ing sec­u­lar­iza­tion of and athe­ism in Amer­ica. I now see that’s no longer a coin­ci­dence, but another effort to feed the Democ­rats’ feed­back loop in much the same way polls were being churned out in the press in 2010 show­ing how pop­u­lar Oba­macare would be despite all objec­tive polling show­ing it was not.

Remem­ber Todd Akin, the per­son who had sup­pos­edly handed Claire McCaskill her Sen­ate Seat back, the man who could put Mis­souri into the “toss-​up” col­umn, the guy so “extreme” that the left decided to go all Abor­tion all the time for their con­ven­tion San­dra Fluke and all.

In the last poll, he’s up 3.

All of this has not been hap­pen­ing in a vac­uum, it’s hap­pened in front of our faces, from the first can­di­dates to decide not to run to the spec­ta­cle of the DNC chair­per­son duck­ing inter­views yes­ter­day. to small blogs say­ing stuff like this:

The Democ­rats had a voice vote yes­ter­day on whether to put ref­er­ences to “God” and “Jerusalem” into their party plat­form. I think it would be unfair to say that the Democ­rats denied Him three times.

He might think it’s unfair, but even as I write this post the first GOP ad fea­tur­ing this video has been released by Con­gress­man Allen West:

For the Jack­ies of the world , it’s another real­ity, like the Amer­i­can Indi­ans become the first Euro­pean came to shore, they just can’t visu­al­ize it. Erick­son one more time:

I really don’t think Mitt Rom­ney is a strong can­di­date. And I’ve con­sis­tently believed he would lose. But now I think he’s win­ning and doing so largely because the Democ­rats have so over­played their hand on social issues while ignor­ing the econ­omy with no cor­rec­tive from the media. The Amer­i­can peo­ple are aghast at what they are see­ing and will respond accord­ingly at the polls.

The Democ­rats have made the one always fatal mis­take any­one can make in pol­i­tics — they’ve believed their own press.

I actu­ally think there are quite a few in the media who actu­ally know how things are going, who under­stand where this is going to end, but will do their best for as long as they can to prop things up until they finally believe it will do them no good.

The take away from this:

“Ride right through them, they’re demor­al­ized as hell”!

Do not be sur­prised if there is a neg­a­tive bounce from this con­ven­tion or a poll released with a Dem +6 – 12 in order to hide just how bad things are.

Update:
Robert Stacy McCain:

More polit­i­cally sig­nif­i­cant was the Democ­rats’ offi­cial party plat­form, which was revised this year to omit ref­er­ence to God, and to delete a pre­vi­ous state­ment sup­port­ing Jerusalem as the cap­i­tal of Israel. When these revi­sions sparked neg­a­tive head­lines, party lead­ers moved quickly to change the plat­form, but they screwed that up, too. With Los Ange­les Mayor Anto­nio Vil­laraigosa chair­ing the con­ven­tion, a motion was made to re-​instate both God and Jerusalem into the plat­form, but when Vil­laraigosa called for a voice vote to approve the motion, it was far from clear that the mea­sure had sup­port from the required two-​thirds of del­e­gates nec­es­sary to pass. After ask­ing the ques­tion three times, Vil­laraigosa finally ruled that the “ayes” had it, pro­duc­ing a storm of boo­ing from the hall. The con­tro­versy was suf­fi­ciently heated — and the embar­rass­ment suf­fi­ciently great — that Demo­c­ra­tic National Com­mit­tee Chair­woman Deb­bie Wasser­man Schultz can­celed her sched­uled TV appear­ances, evi­dently to avoid dis­cussing the issue.

I guess Deb­bie should have kept can­celling inter­views to avoid this on CNN

In the time it takes to watch Deb­bie Wasser­mann Schultz in her great new hairdo deny the evi­dence of our own eyes, a per­son can watch the orig­i­nal video 6 times.

Update 2: The west video was from a non-​West site, uploaded from his own YouTube.

Update 3: Spoke to the West re-​election office, this will NOT be only a web ad.

I’ve been arguing for over a year that the media has been doing their best to hide the true condition of this presidential race, but as Glenn Reynolds often says what can’t go on forever won’t. Today some interesting sources of evidence have shown the jig might finally be up.

Erick Erickson finally sees it:

It’s has been a source of massive frustration to me that people on my own side , today four different pieces of evidence came up

If booing God and his holy city is a part of the Democratic Convention happening in this universe, I’ll take the alternative universe Bill Clinton said the GOP lives in. This is why Barack Obama stands a good chance of losing. It is the Democrats who have disconnected from America.

I’m on record repeatedly doubting Mitt Romney’s viability as a candidate, but more and more I think not only is Romney winning, but the polling is not reflecting the strength of his campaign and the media is actually sabotaging the Democrats’ chance of winning. In fact, I dare say if MItt Romney wins he will have the American media to thank for his win.

The Media, the Media that backs Barack Obama shamelessly? How can it be the media’s fault that Obama is going to lose? A clue comes from a totally unrelated ABC News story on a new book by Woodward.

The failure of Obama to connect with Boehner was vaguely reminiscent of another phone call late in the evening of Election Day 2010, after it became clear that the Republicans would take control of the House, making Boehner Speaker of the House.

Nobody in the Obama orbit could even find the soon-to-be-speaker’s phone number, Woodward reports. A Democratic Party aide finally secured it through a friend so the president could offer congratulations.

Imagine a president so out of touch that the possibility of losing the house in an election where his side lost 63 seats never hit him. And that not all:

Woodward portrays a president who remained a supreme believer in his own powers of persuasion, even as he faltered in efforts to coax congressional leaders in both parties toward compromise. Boehner told Woodward that at one point, when Boehner voiced concern about passing the deal they were working out, the president reached out and touched his forearm.

“John, I’ve got great confidence in my ability to sway the American people,” Boehner quotes the president as having told him.

Hey when you have all the world telling you how great you are, when you have the Nobel committee giving you the peace prize and when you have the MSM drinking the same kool aid you tend to get a swelled head.

So when your party makes the mistake of booing God or Israel or Jerusalem or both

and the video of said mistake draws over 100,000 views in under 20 hours (114K as of this writing)

but the media decided it either didn’t happen or didn’t matter. What you do get? members of the left in complete denial:

“No matter how you spin it.” Think about that. This video is 93 seconds, it was transmitted on CNN live, For a full 13 hours plus it is on the top of Memeorandum. You can watch in less time than it takes to boil an egg. Yet not only is our friend Jackie saying it didn’t happen, but she is totally comfortable saying the following to the entire world:

Not only did this NOT HAPPEN but that I’m talking about it is a sign of how great things went last night.

Being an old computer tech I followed up with 14 different tweets each listing the top memeorandum stories in order

until you finally got to the Bill Clinton story. Jackie was unmoved.

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Now I’m sure Jackie is a very nice and bright young lady, but she is caught in what Erick Erickson refers to as the Media’s Feedback loop:

The Democrats and most of the mainstream media live in a symbiotic relationship and feedback loop. When Todd Akin says something dumb, the media seizes on it and attacks Todd Akin and the GOP. For the past several weeks the media has fixated on how out of touch the GOP is, its platform is, and its Presidential candidate is.

At the same time, the media has been largely silent on the Democratic Platform except for yesterday’s ridiculousness. Even then, the media mostly failed to point out that the Obama campaign said it had approved the platform removing God and Jerusalem, while going to great lengths to point out Obama intervened to put them back in.

It’s sort of like the old Soviet Union Group-think, everybody talking and saying the same line and unable to see outside of their prism.

And this is only the latest version in the last year Three Examples::

1. Jon Huntsman:
Absolutely nobody was talking about Jon Huntsman as a viable Presidential candidate except the MSM. This MSM drove Huntsman into the race where nobody but the media showed up for his announcement. After months of coverage where the media never failed to insist he was a factor he managed a 3rd place finish in NH driven by Democrat voters crossing over and dropped out before South Carolina when he couldn’t convince people to give him another red cent.

2. The Occupods: It was painfully obvious from the start that the Occupy movement had disaster written all over it, yet the MSM and democrats embraced it assuming it would counter the tea party even though there were solid clues this was a bad idea:


Godwin’s law states that once someone compares his or her opponents in any argument to Nazis, they automatically forfeit that argument. With the American Nazi Party formally endorsing the Occupiers, the question arises: does Godwin’s law apply if you are on the same side as actual Nazis?

Not to be outdone, the Communist Party USA has also backed the Occupy Movement, which gives these protesters support from both of the 20th century’s most successful mass murdering ideologies.

I keep expecting some elder statesman of the left to play Admiral Akbar, and shout to the Democrats who are jumping on the Occupy bandwagon: “It’s a trap!” But it looks like there aren’t any adults left to do so.

3. Elizabeth Warren & the You didn’t build it speech.Running for re-election in Massachusetts for Scott Brown would not be easy, even a mediocre candidate could give him a fight, but while smaller state candidates jumped in there was no outcry for Elizabeth Warren to enter except by the National left and the MSM.

When she finally got in she gave a speech that will live in infamy

This played very poorly among the voters, particularly business owners, but it played very well with the far left National Democrat base. It was such a fundraising boon that President Obama team didn’t think twice before jumping on the “You didn’t build that” bandwagon.

And we all know how that ended

In all of these cases and others I could name, the actual situation was clearly visible to anybody willing to objectively look at evidence and ask questions. Yet the MSM safe in its cocoon never saw it and thus Jackie and people like her had no clue.

Take yesterday, if you didn’t watch Fox or read anything but the left side of the blog world you likely didn’t see this on Tuesday:

People act defensive for a REASON. Anyone who saw Dick Durbin’s reaction would have KNOWN the Democrat platform was not only a disaster in progress but the party was terrified, but this clip didn’t play on other networks, instead the party leaders spun, the left blogs spun and the Jackie’s of the world believed it. Erickson again

The Democrats actually have a very extremist position on abortion. The media that spent so long focused on the GOP’s position has barely dealt with the Democrats. Why? Because most of the mainstream media is in ideological lockstep with the Democrats on this. It’s hard to tell the Democrats they’ve gone too far astray from mainstream America when the mainstream media is over on the lefthand side to begin with.

The Democrats, in other words, overplayed their hand on the War on Women and there is no media voice they listen to saying, “Hold up, you’ve gone too far.” Most of the media is with or to the left of the Democrats on this. For a year now you and I have been hearing about the growing secularization of and atheism in America. I now see that’s no longer a coincidence, but another effort to feed the Democrats’ feedback loop in much the same way polls were being churned out in the press in 2010 showing how popular Obamacare would be despite all objective polling showing it was not.

Remember Todd Akin, the person who had supposedly handed Claire McCaskill her Senate Seat back, the man who could put Missouri into the “toss-up” column, the guy so “extreme” that the left decided to go all Abortion all the time for their convention Sandra Fluke and all.

In the last poll, he’s up 3.

All of this has not been happening in a vacuum, it’s happened in front of our faces, from the first candidates to decide not to run to the spectacle of the DNC chairperson ducking interviews yesterday. to small blogs saying stuff like this:

The Democrats had a voice vote yesterday on whether to put references to “God” and “Jerusalem” into their party platform. I think it would be unfair to say that the Democrats denied Him three times.

He might think it’s unfair, but even as I write this post the first GOP ad featuring this video has been released by Congressman Allen West:

For the Jackies of the world , it’s another reality, like the American Indians become the first European came to shore, they just can’t visualize it. Erickson one more time:

I really don’t think Mitt Romney is a strong candidate. And I’ve consistently believed he would lose. But now I think he’s winning and doing so largely because the Democrats have so overplayed their hand on social issues while ignoring the economy with no corrective from the media. The American people are aghast at what they are seeing and will respond accordingly at the polls.

The Democrats have made the one always fatal mistake anyone can make in politics — they’ve believed their own press.

I actually think there are quite a few in the media who actually know how things are going, who understand where this is going to end, but will do their best for as long as they can to prop things up until they finally believe it will do them no good.

The take away from this:

“Ride right through them, they’re demoralized as hell”!

Do not be surprised if there is a negative bounce from this convention or a poll released with a Dem +6-12 in order to hide just how bad things are.

Update:
Robert Stacy McCain:

More politically significant was the Democrats’ official party platform, which was revised this year to omit reference to God, and to delete a previous statement supporting Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. When these revisions sparked negative headlines, party leaders moved quickly to change the platform, but they screwed that up, too. With Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa chairing the convention, a motion was made to re-instate both God and Jerusalem into the platform, but when Villaraigosa called for a voice vote to approve the motion, it was far from clear that the measure had support from the required two-thirds of delegates necessary to pass. After asking the question three times, Villaraigosa finally ruled that the “ayes” had it, producing a storm of booing from the hall. The controversy was sufficiently heated — and the embarrassment sufficiently great — that Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz canceled her scheduled TV appearances, evidently to avoid discussing the issue.

I guess Debbie should have kept cancelling interviews to avoid this on CNN

In the time it takes to watch Debbie Wassermann Schultz in her great new hairdo deny the evidence of our own eyes, a person can watch the original video 6 times.

Update 2: The west video was from a non-West site, uploaded from his own YouTube.

Update 3: Spoke to the West re-election office, this will NOT be only a web ad.

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