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Democratic Propaganda And Its Tyrannical Desires

It is the rhetoric of the Democratic Party that is dividing the country.

A recent article in GQ titled, Gen-Xer Paul Ryan Probably Hasn't Smoked Pot, and That's a Problem, caught my eye as a perfect example of the emotional distraction being used to divide the country.   The author wants you to believe that youthful indiscretion with regards to pot smoking was the entrance exam for the GenX culture.  Since Paul Ryan has the appearance of a straight laced poindexter, we should easily draw the conclusion that Ryan avoided the Obama’s Choom Gang like the plague.  This lack of experience brings real trust issues into this election, as the author says “I just can't trust anyone my age who's never smoked pot”.  Therefore anyone who lacks pot smoking as a resume enhancer will “make it hard for you to seem like anything but a guy who stood apart from his generation.”  Even as the author pulls on your ‘I’m cool and your not’ emotion, he openly admits he has zero proof that Ryan has or has not smoked pot. 

This style of journalistic malpractice regarding fact less emotion baiting is a consistent theme within the 2012 Democratic platform.  The same emotion baiting has occurred with the following:  Romney’s a felon.  The GOP is waging a war on women.  Paul Ryan wants granny to die without proper care.  Affordable Care Act will reduce medical costs.  Taxing the rich and not the middle class is patriotic.  The Republicans want to put you in chains. 

Not unlike GQ’s failure to prove Ryan has or has not smoked pot, none of the above emotion baiting are factually based arguments.  Each is a slogan designed to incite a strong emotional reaction in order to distract from the reality of a poor performing economy, foreign policy failure and a lack of national leadership within the Office of the President.  While every election has its share of half truths, the Democratic propaganda of this election goes beyond simple election politics and moves into the realm of day to day life. 

In a recent shooting in CO, a liberal media outlet attempted to draw a connection between the shooter and a local CO Tea Party, building propaganda for a violent Tea Party.  In doing so this media outlet wrongly labeled an innocent man as the shooter.  During the media investigation of the Trevon Martin shooting in Florida, liberal media outlet tried to label George Zimmerman as a White Hispanic creating a false racial narrative as its propaganda.  Even as I write this blog another shooting has occurred in New York and with no evidence to support any claim about this shooters political background and post on Patch was made stating, “Hmm... apparently there was another mass shooting this morning. That reminds me of another pathology of the Republican party, and another reason why they need to make some major changes to their platform before they'll ever have my vote."  The assumption by the author is that the Republicans should again be blamed for this most recent shooting. 

This is no longer about whether to raise taxes, continue a war or expand welfare coverage; the Democrats have taken opportunity to make Conservatism the possible cause for all societal ills.  A style of propaganda that was once reserved for tyrannical governments is being applied to the 2012 election.  It is this use of propaganda and emotion baiting that is driving the country further toward the extremes and generating the high levels of tension we are witnessing within our society.

 It goes beyond simple accusations.  An article in the New York Times recently exposed that Barrack Obama’s Twitter account had 18.8 million followers of which 70% were fake.  As it turns out, individuals are able to purchase Twitter followers creating a false impression of ones popularity.  This false impression has even been carried forward in the media where recent polls showing the presidential race in a dead hate.  Unfortunately for the American public, those polls have been found to over sample Democrats giving a distorted view of the results of the poll.  This concocted popularity aims at pressuring the opposition’s supporters into submission. 

History has seen its share of dictators that have been willing to sacrifice the factual events within their country in favor of emotion bating to retain power.  This administration and the Democratic Party is no longer interested in bring the American people the truth regarding its agenda or their plan for America.  Instead, they are satisfied in creating a false image of their opponent in the hopes that winning can be achieved via emotion based propaganda. 

One final note regarding the true nature of the Democrats with respect to how facts are handled, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz had the following exchange with Anderson Cooper on CNN regarding a Democratic fund raising letter misquoting an LA Times article.  In the letter it is stated that the Romney campaign designed the abortion language within the Republican Party platform in an attempt to tie Romney to Todd Akin.  However, the LA Times article says nothing about the Romney campaign offering its opinion on abortion.  Furthermore, as Cooper points out, the platform has not changed since 2004 and 2008 presidential elections.  When pressured on the fact that the Democratic letter misquotes the LA Times, Wasserman–Schultz responds with “It doesn’t matter.”  The propaganda message that the Democratic Party needs to assert, to the disappointment of even Anderson Cooper, is more important that ensuring their message is reported factually. 

That is the propaganda of a tyrannical ruling party and that is what the Democrats are selling in 2012.

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sara August 27, 2012 at 07:38 PM
I like how the haughty pseudo intellectual Brian Carlson always sides with the DemoRats.
Brian Carlson August 27, 2012 at 07:41 PM
Sally or Sara... I am not an Obama fan at this point but it is not because he has failed to walk on water or to balance the budget. If I recall, Clinton was the last President to do the latter. At the same time, suggesting, because you don't like him, that he has no accomplishments IS SILLY.....
Sally August 27, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Brian, can you articulate exactly why Obama was elected? I think it was a number of factors, primarily a growing dislike for George Bush, Obama's admittedly amazing ability to make a speech (if a teleprompter is available), the idea of voting for the first black President, the appeal of "Hope and Change" among others. One thing it was NOT a result of was his intellect. I don't deny that he's a bright guy but that is never cited as a factor in why people vote for someone.
Brian Carlson August 27, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Wow. Now I am haughty silly and a pseudo intellectual! What group do you ladies belong to exactly? The humble serious a-intellectuals? Is name calling one of their practices? I am not a democrat BTW. I have blogged many times in objection to practices supported by the current administration...
sara August 27, 2012 at 07:58 PM
Yes you are not a DemoRat yet you side with them every time you open your male chauvinist misogynist pie hole! Good day sir.
Brian Carlson August 27, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Sally, no one can articulate exactly why anything happens. I think many of the reasons you suggested helped.....certainly Bush had a low approval rating by then...you remember the economy was collapsing, banks were failing, Iraq had not proved to be a cakewalk, etc..... I don't think that being black has ever been on the list of best ways to get elected President of the USA.... I am sure that many, like myself, were thrilled to have a black President, in a country that, despite it's great words about freedom, persists to be highly racist in practice, despite the laws. But I think that proposing OBama was elected BECAUSE he was black really is whacky. Remember Herman Cain? I don't know if I am an anomaly, I sure hope not, but I would NEVER vote for a Presidential candidate that I thought was not bright. The requirements to field the number and scale of the issues they face every day, to interact with so many high level players, to negotiate with the other 180 plus leaders of the world effectively requires, I believe, a very bright person. Beyond that, I want to see wisdom and courage. I vote for the person with the most of the three. This year, although I know who I am not voting for, I don't know whom am voting for....my votes out so far.
FreeThought Troy August 27, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Wow, Brian. I looks as if name calling is one of the practices of the Humble Serious A-Intellectuals.
Brian Carlson August 27, 2012 at 08:09 PM
I like pie but don't eat it often Sara. Calling me a mIsogynist because I don't agree with you is pretty harsh. Can you back that up a bit? I spent over two years on one artwork, an installation having to do with violence against women world wide. I love my daughter, my mother, my sisters. If you knew what my work is.... I doubt very much you would call me that. But tell me why you do?
Lyle Ruble August 27, 2012 at 08:09 PM
@Sally....Using an ad hominem attack to support your argument does exactly the opposite. I have experienced the "personal heartbreak" of rape many times. Your presumptions as to what it means to understand rape is off the mark. Rape is not a sexual act per se, but an act of violent hostility that uses sexual assault as a means to demonstrate terror of one over another. A pregnancy that occurs from such is a continuation of that terror. To remove the option of terminating a possible pregnancy is not only cruel but inhumane. Sally, those of us who are Jewish routinely remove the o when referring to the supreme being. It is not a denial of existence but a sign of ultimate respect and tradition.
Sally August 27, 2012 at 08:19 PM
Brian, in no way did I imply that Obama is not bright! I think he is very bright but I don't think in 2008 anybody knew enough about him to determine his intellect, wisdom or courage. And I DO know some people who DID vote for him because of his race-the same way some people like to say they invited an African American to dinner!! My disagreements are totally with his policies-I do NOT believe that big government is the answer to any of our problems and I DO believe that he is dismissive of the efforts of individuals. I don't for one minute believe that he meant that the "roads and bridges" were what he was referring to when he said "you didn't build that, someone else did that." (Especially since a Harvard graduate would certainly use better grammar-in this case it would be you didn't build THOSE). I find it frightening that, when Congress won't pass his DREAM act, he simply uses his executive powers to accomplish what he wanted. I find it frightening that he will say that "after I am re-elected, I will have more flexibility" to deal with the Russians. I find it curious that he stated that if the economy didn't improve after 3 years, then he would be a one term President but now is assuring us that if we will only give him another term, THEN things will get better. And finally, I have come to believe that he truly does not think America is an exceptional nation, which I think disqualifies him from holding the highest office in the land.
Randy1949 August 27, 2012 at 08:20 PM
@Lyle -- I would also say that rape is the ultimate theft of bodily integrity. By 'integrity' I don't mean honor, I mean the right to be in control within one's own body. The rapist says, "No, I will take even that from you. You are less than me." To surrender bodily integrity for nine months to an unwanted result of that rape, person or not, is just a continuation of that violation.
Lyle Ruble August 27, 2012 at 08:30 PM
@sara....I don't quite understand your reference to narcissism. Narcissism has nothing to do with being earned or not. Narcissism is mental health condition. If you are referring to the fact that Obama has a large ego, then I will agree with you. But, show me someone who runs for public office that doesn't have a large ego. The president has more than enough accolades to support his position. Harvard Law, Harvard Law Review, Editor of Harvard Law Review, teaching constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School, civil rights attorney and community organizer; what more do you want for accomplishments? It seems to me that you have a resentment against those who have accomplished academic prominence. Is it that you fear the intellectuals amongst us? Maybe they know something that you don't.
Lyle Ruble August 27, 2012 at 08:45 PM
@sara....If you have been following Brian for any length of time, you'd know just how wrong your statement is.
Lyle Ruble August 27, 2012 at 08:50 PM
@Brian Carlson....Wow, you better be careful; you're taking on demonic characteristics. Anybody that doesn't agree with conservative extremists are immediately labeled as Democrats and or communists. It's hard to remain rational in light of such partisanship.
Brian Carlson August 27, 2012 at 09:13 PM
I don't like a lot of the things he has done either Sally. I also don't think a president is solely able to turn around an economy....particularly in a world wide economic crisis...economies hinge on uncountable factors. Personally I don't like his aggressive actions with regard to the War on Terror. In a current blog you will find my concern for recent legislatIon he signed on extending his potential to arrest and detain anyone indefinitely and without the guarantees of the writ of Habeus Corpus. I hate his drone campaigns. I am sure a percentage of people voted for him because he was black but being black was not the reason he became President. It's very clear that you really don't like him. You are in a large group with that sentiment. I think it's very likely that, as he said, he won't be re -elected.... It doesn't surprise me however that he is trying for it....he is a competitive person and is the incumbent...he is young...many people do back him. Why wouldn't he run?
Brian Carlson August 27, 2012 at 09:24 PM
Lyle.. I think I figured it out! It's the Photo! Well people that is not me! It's my cousin, Mo Waffle, a self declared virtual blues legend. We look similar but he has long hair and mine is short. No kidding...you can google him...he has songs on YouTube. Oh this all makes sense now! That photo was on the cover of his virtual album "Waffle" and he was spoofing Eric Claptons "Clapton" with the pic. Eirc looks all serious and is in an partial eclipse like that shot! I will ask Lyssa to get one of my friendly neighbor images up..... Oh lord. There was just no reason I would get called a big silly and a misogynist on the same day! Maybe a limp wrested lefty flower child... But not this. Google "Fools Command.mp4" or "Corporatocracy," and you will find Mo Waffle. Or The Madtown Blues." All classics.
Brian Carlson August 27, 2012 at 09:26 PM
Sara... I hope you will explain the public rant. I am a person. You made several claims. Please substantiate them.
Sally August 27, 2012 at 10:36 PM
Brian, we are in total agreement here. I would of course expect him to run. And I too don't think that he was elected simply because he was black but I DO think that there were people who found him to be "novel" because of that and likely won't vote for him this time. And I agree that one person can't control the economy but the President does set the tone. I cannot fathom how we went from Obama pledging to be the President of ALL the states, not just the blue ones, to a country that has not been this divided since the late 60s. I would have been the first one to cheer him if he had been able to be the great unifier he claimed to be but it seems that he thrives on divisiveness.
Bren August 27, 2012 at 10:41 PM
George W. Bush was the teleprompter president. It's not a criticism. Public speaking is hard. Imagine knowing your words will be heard around the world. To avoid making unclear remarks I would want a written, vetted speech in front of me and a teleprompter too.
Bren August 27, 2012 at 10:43 PM
No, it's because it's a central location accessible by bus and automobile.
Brian Carlson August 27, 2012 at 10:45 PM
I think all the politicians say they want to get past partisan politics, bring us all together, etc. Christ couldn't pull that off. Mohammed got as far as statehood. If we want to look for divisiveness we don't have to look too far. Argument rather than consultation is a starting point.
Sally August 27, 2012 at 10:48 PM
Bill Clinton did a pretty good job.
Bren August 27, 2012 at 11:08 PM
A quick survey of 5 women: none have been raped but two very near misses (timely intervention by strangers. One was attacked in an amusement park funhouse; one, age 13, was being forcibly pushed into a car by a group of men that had grabbed her on a public sidewalk in the middle of the afternoon). All 5 have been grabbed/groped while in public places, lines, subway, movie theater etc. Four have had repeated experiences with "flashers," one at the age of 12 (events occurred on public streets, stores, etc. All 5 have had multiple experiences of unwanted attention where disinterest has been met with intimidating behavior/verbal abuse, arm grabbing, etc. This also includes experiences with clients during and after work). Not easy being a female. Just walking the street on a lunchtime errand can be a difficult/dangerous experience. All 5 have had issues with men aggressively following them in their cars or on foot to the point where they have had to enter a store or restaurant to avoid harassment. None of them asked/ask for this. The 13-year old was wearing bermuda shorts the day of the near-attack. She was told that she provoked the attack by wearing shorts. Now in her mid 50s, she's never worn shorts because they bring back the memories of that day. The woman attacked in the fun house, now adult, will not visit carnivals.
Bren August 27, 2012 at 11:10 PM
I dismissed this information because it's highly unlikely that Romney or Obama ordered this; probably overzealous campaign workers or interns.
Johnny Blade August 27, 2012 at 11:21 PM
So when does this non-life become life ... The egg and sperm are alive, the DNA is always there. I think "human life" begins when the kid can feed himself so lets say we get till 4 years old before we don't get to abort, sounds reasonable to me .. I mean there is NO God, no punishment for evil .. so if it feels good do it
Bren August 27, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Sally, I wonder that your direct experiences with heartbreaking child cancer cases leaves you without understanding of their circumstances. There's that thing called empathy. Considering telling another poster "how stupid your statement sounds" I will share this. Disqualifying yourself from being able to understand the circumstances of childhood cancer while apparently being in the trenches is an admittance of ignorance. Using a word ("sounds") with an aural connotation indicates ignorance either through limited vocabulary or inability to grasp the shades of meaning of a word or term. Further, the omission of a letter in the word God is a faith-based tradition of the utmost reverence. Why do you not know and respect that? Sally, I don't think you should attempt to denigrate the comments of others when your own post is in such a sad and sorry state. Misspelled words: 1 ("staement"). Inconsistent use of em dashes: 1 ("Randy--...'most...'", "...Lyle-you..."). Slang/improper English: 2 ("kids," "Give me a break."). Inappropriate use of capitalization: 2 ("YOUR," "NO WAY"). Repetitive word usage: 2 ("fool"). I wouldn't designate you as "stupid" because that would be crass. But your post does not inform or inspire.
Johnny Blade August 27, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Yeah Sara .. he won the freakin NOBEL PEACE PRIZE too ... Hahahahah .. let see how he got in Harvard, probably afirmative action, not on merit, but we will never know will we .. Constitutional Scholar that is as freakin funny as the Nobel Phucking Peace prize
Bren August 27, 2012 at 11:53 PM
Bush was blamed for the bungled response as indicated by Brian Carlson. His federal budgets first cut funds for levee maintenance/repairs, leaving them vulnerable/underserviced. Prior computer modeling indicated that levees would indeed fail in the event of a severe weather incident, with no action taken. The hiring of Michael "Brownie" Brown as national FEMA director drew fire. Brownie falsified his resume, claiming service as an "Assistant City Manager" when in fact his title was "Assistant to." No city management experience. His other work experience was as head of a national Arabian Horse association, which he bankrupted because of lawsuits filed against him/organization due to unsubstantiated accusations of surgically altering registered animals (cosmetic surgery). More anger was expressed because Condoleeza Rice, responsible for FEMA, chose to continue her NY vacation throughout the crisis. Bush also continued his travels. More fire was drawn when illegal citizen militia groups such as Blackwater, GE security force, etc., were allowed access and action in New Orleans. Bush suspended prevailing wage laws and contracts were made with out of state firms instead of providing funds to local businesses to bolster the local economy. Workers were paid less than minimum wage. Contractors sub-contracted, filtering illegal workers brought in from Central America to increase profits. Etc. etc. etc. Don't forget Barbara Bush's famous, "This is working very well for them." Hm.
Bren August 28, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Pseudo intellectual. I know of a few. One trots out the atheist adulteress passport bride Ayn Rand, another pseudo-intellectual, to impress with his knowledge of an "ism." Others claim to have understanding of female biology beyond that of prevailing medical knowledge. How tiresome.
Bren August 28, 2012 at 12:07 AM
The moment I decided to vote for Barack Obama: during a presidential debate when McCain was "talking to" Joe the Plumber, Obama laughed and started "talking" to him too. At that point I'd been sulking because my preferred candidate didn't get nominated. My default vote goes Libertarian and I was leaning that way again until that moment. Then I realized that the man had serious intellectual chops and what a refreshing change from the anti-intellectualism of the past 8 years.

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