Gloria: “Wow, that’s convoluted logic”
Archie: “Yes, and that’s the kinda straight thinking I’m trying to put across here.”
All in the family 1972
I woke up late today and have been trying to think of how to properly encapsulate the reaction of the far left to Joe Biden’s performance last night. In my travels this morning I found exactly what I wanted in a sign in front of a person’s house on Providence Street in Fitchburg
Ignoring for a moment the “How long have they had a chimp problem on Providence Street?” question, nothing better describes the MSNBC/P2 crowd today than this image.
The entire “demoralized as hell” meme is all about how our friends on the left have been selling the American people an alternative version of reality not in sync with actual events and yesterday’s debate provided the best example of this.
Democrats running for office have been running away from Barack Obama for a year. After the president’s debate performance the American People started joining them. To the left who had embraced the Sam Tanenhaus “death of conservatism” meme, who discounted the midterm election and who considered the victory of people like Ted Cruz and Mia Love in GOP primaries as a bug rather than a feature of the conservative movement, panic and depression set in. They needed something, ANYTHING to convince them all is not lost.
Then came Joe Biden and yesterday’s debate.
Biden was rude, Biden made weird faces, Biden totally misrepresented Libya, but he also was combative, challenged Paul Ryan as needed, hit key Democrat talking points and had a perfectly adequate debate, (in my opinion losing on points) not particularly memorable but not one that was going to cost the left any votes it already had.
But to the MSM, to MSNBC, to Chris Matthews, Ed Schultz and to every leftist who were preparing to move to Massachusetts after election day in the hope that Question #2 will pass and they can end it all Joe Biden was a savior.
HE stopped the bleeding. He fought back. He showed the Democrat party was better than the GOP. He was a man schooling a boy. He re-energized the base!
Never mind that the election is 27 days away and they’re losing.
Never mind the need to expand the base.
Never mind that Paul Ryan at that same table succeeded at the only job he had in this debate, demonstrating that he was perfectly capable of stepping into the #1 spot if something, God forbid should happen to Mitt Romney in the next four years.
No, says the left, we aren’t hearing any of this, we don’t see it! All we saw was a mighty warrior who vanquished the evil youth who is going to kill our seniors and sell our poor for sausages. You can say all you want that this debate didn’t move voters away from Mitt but we’re not listening to you!
The activist MSNBC left can put its fingers in its ears all it wants, it can pretend this debate is a game changer rather than, at best, a draw, but the few democrats involved in the campaign still living in realville understand that all Joe Biden performance accomplished was bandaging an open wound. It might stop the bleeding but it’s not going to get the patient in any condition to win a race.
And 27 days is not a lot of time left for them so that means one thing for us on the right:
If our friends on the left believed in novenas I’d suggest three of them to St. Jude, but he might start asking uncomfortable questions about the unborn…
Update: Speaking of delusional chimps….
— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) October 12, 2012
Remember a professional press outfit actually paid this guy for years.