Skip to comments.United States of Propaganda Unleashes Unholy War Against Newt Gingrich
Posted on 01/29/2012 10:23:25 AM PST by Sioux-san
It would be perverse to suggest the recent Matt Drudge-delivered blitzkrieg against Newt Gingrich was anything but a massive, coordinated propaganda campaign to incinerate his candidacy to cinders and ash. Of course, it would also be unfair to insinuate Newt is anything but the father of many of his own current struggles. But, be that as it may, it is hard to see how such a scorched earth policy against a lively and talented Republican with vast leadership experience helps the GOP or harms Obama.
Such propaganda campaigns are not unknown in politics, but are rare in healthy democracies. That such a firebombing maneuver is being waged within the GOP against a viable member in order to transparently benefit Mitt Romneythe most progressive candidatecannot possibly bode well for the future state of the party or of our union as a whole.
Jacques Ellul wrote one of the great modern works on Propaganda, tapping deeply into the psyche of the masters of political mischaracterization and mass manipulation. He observed one added aspect to the traditional dark arts of the propagandist making the goal of propaganda the moving adherents towards a mystical ideology and false religion. According to Ellul, the purpose of propaganda is to exhaust mans freedom, and so to make him directable in all his words, thoughts and deeds. The subject of modern propaganda is the topic of this essay.
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And this is why the vast majority of conservatives are now, and finally determined to cleanse this party or destroy it so that another can be built in it's place.
If we cannot assert authority over our own party we will never have a chance against the commies. Hell, it's time to realize that some of those commies are in the GOP...and nearly every one of them is but another filthy pig feeding at the taxpayer trough.
They can and will continue this practice for as long as they are in charge.
Just IMAGINE the blizzard that is going to hit Romney, folks....
It’s not 1980, and the largely gay-run mainstream media makes no bones about who, what it supports anymore.
And the Sheeple will do whatever the Magic Talking Box they stare at all day long tells them to do.
The Drudge report was shameful. And the Drudge relationship is the relationship that might cause a righteous questioning of Rush for example. The Bain relationship with Clear Channel was bogus for many reasons, but Rush and Matt are personal friends and personal friendships, not the dollar, is what might just corrupt some of Rush’ opinions.
And by that, I mean Rush has been hesitant to point out that Drudge was doing a full on hit job on Newt. Rush has defended Newt on some of the specific items, but he has given Drudge a pass.
Prayer thread for the country is posted at:
I have been Drudge-free for three days and intend to stay that way for many moons to come.
Once again, the DNC’s liberal “media” is going to choose the GOP’s presidential candidate. The ‘RATS want to run against Romney so we’re going to get Romney. They’ve already got a “nuke” with Romney’s name on it for November. They don’t want to have to start from scratch with Gingrich. Communists are lazy and not very flexible.
I saw Axelrod this morning on one of the alphabet “news” programs. The Obama campaign will destroy Romney. They’re already pounding Bain.
I wrote this last week:
The status quo was for 40 years the Dems held power. They gave the Republicans cover and pork. Congresscritters go to DC broke and end up wealthy. For them, it worked.
Along comes Gingrich. He gets control of the House. CHAOS! Budget cuts. Less pork. And the Republicans actually had to GOVERN. AND take responsibility. The Dems were outnumbered. The 98 budget was scheduled for a $1 Billion cut. GET RID OF NEWT. And they did. Phony ethics charges that were ALL dropped. AND they got to smear him.
He's baaaack! Older and wiser. And the elites are AGAIN trying to save the status quo.
Don’t feel bad, this firestorm happened literally overnight. The Elite Ruling Class Republicans (who have already decided that Newt cannot beat Obama and thus must be removed from the race) stepped up their attacks beyond talking heads like Rove and Coulter, pulling out the old war horses like Elliot Abrams and Bob Dole. Metrosexual Drudge isn’t one of the Chosen but he does listen to Ann Coulter, so he did his part too. (Former gift-shop managers do not rise to the level of the Elite, no matter what their Alexa ranking).
So you see, they’re doing this for our own good because we’re not capable of knowing what’s right for America /sarc
I am not sure that Romney is the most progressive candidate. Anyone that has Ann Coulter’s imprimatur is probably not very progressive.
Newt has stated that he was ‘Wilsonian’. That seems pretty progressive to me.
I find it interesting that the other Conservatives who left the race, Perry and Cain, both endorsed Gingrich.
If Gingrich is that bad and Romney is that good, then it seems Perry and Cain would have endorsed Romney.
When looking for pigs feeding at the trough, recall that you don’t get to be Speaker without spending substantial time in Washington.
I believe when this mess is over that the Republican party will get a lot smaller.
It’s time for a real second party, let the Republicans and Democrats unite and let’s start a viable second party.
The Republican Party is Ivy League at top, and folks at the bottom. That’s why a charismatic leader like Sarah Palin gets attacked by the Party insiders. They don’t want the cart upset. Lincoln would be destroyed by this Republican Party. The Romney people believe that the only way Republicans can have a wide appeal with voters is by giving them one of their own, repeated defeats be damned. They know they are right, no matter how wrong results.
Newt will change the status quo at a critical time, a point when the Tea Party can take the leadership of the Republican Party. Of course the elites hate him. It’s a shame that so many conservatives are blind to what is taking place.
I watch, read and listen news 12 hours a day and will be damned if I follow their lead. I am writing and talking to everyone I know pointing out the vileness of the establishment (R) party.
This is despicable.
I don’t see Ann Coulter as establishment.
In the run-up to the election, the Democrats and their puppets in the media will trash any candidate who isn’t Obama. Nevertheless, it remains one of the stranger facts of the current election cycle that Drudge has thrown in his lot with the Leftists.
Bye bye, life long friend, bye bye, sis. You may love them but they hate you and want you (and me) dead. Walk away or count yourself as complicit.
"We, the People" may have begun to study our great documents of liberty, the Declaration of Independence and Constitution, and despite "progressive" efforts to censor them, a spirit of liberty may be emerging, reminiscent of 1776.
The following is excerpted from Our Ageless Constitution
"Although all men are born free, slavery has been the general lot of the human race. Ignorant - they have been cheated; asleep - they have been surprised; divided - the yoke has been forced upon them. But what is the lesson? ...the people ought to be enlightened, to be awakened, to be united, that after establishing a government they should watch over it.... It is universally admitted that a well-instructed people alone can be permanently free." James Madison
America's Constitution is the means by which knowledgeable and free people, capable of self-government, can bind and control their elected representatives in government. In order to remain free, the Founders said, the people themselves must clearly understand the ideas and principles upon which their Constitutional government is based. Through such understanding, they will be able to prevent those in power from eroding their Constitutional protections.
The Founders established schools and seminaries for the distinct purpose of instilling in youth the lessons of history and the ideas of liberty. And, in their day, they were successful. Tocqueville, eminent French jurist, traveled America and in his 1830's work, DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA, wrote:
".every citizen ... is taught . the doctrines and the evidences of his religion, the history of his country, and the leading features of its Constitution ... it is extremely rare to find a man imperfectly acquainted with all these things, and a person wholly ignorant of them is a sort of phenomenon."
On the frontier, he noted that "...no sort of comparison can be drawn between the pioneer and the dwelling that shelters him.... He wears the dress and speaks the language of the cities; he is acquainted with the past, curious about the future, and ready for argument about the present.... I do not think that so much intellectual activity exists in the most enlightened and populous districts of France' " He continued, "It cannot be doubted that in the United States the instruction of the people powerfully contributes to the support of the democratic republic; and such must always be the case...where the instruction which enlightens the understanding is not separated from the moral education.."
Possessing a clear understanding of the failure of previous civilizations to achieve and sustain freedom for individuals, our forefathers discovered some timeless truths about human nature, the struggle for individual liberty, the human tendency toward abuse of power, and the means for curbing that tendency through Constitutional self-government. Jefferson's Bill For The More General Diffusion Of Knowledge For Virginia declared:
"...experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms (of government), those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny; and it is believed that the most effectual means of preventing this would be, to illuminate...the minds of the people...to give them knowledge of those facts, which history exhibiteth. History, by apprizing them of the past, will enable them to judge of the future...it will qualify them judges of the actions and designs of men; it will enable them to know ambition under every disguise it may assume; and knowing it, to defeat its views.."
-----(End of Excerpt from Our Ageless Constitution)
Defeating the counterfeit ideas of coercive control, whether on the Right or the Left, requires vigilance and a recognition of tactics being used to impose a coercive will for the will of "the People."
You are so right - No political party represents my interests as a conservative Patriot. My govt. now runs my life rather than the other way around. And the Bureaucracies are totally out of control no matter who is in office. Truly time for the pitchforks and laying siege to the Enemies within.
>>but are rare in healthy democracies
The United States of America in 2012 is not a healthy democracy...or republic.
Medicare is currently insolvent partially because of practices like Romenys Damon Corporation
It's been a long time coming...
Really. Did he?
He did an interview yesterday at the Awake conference. He said that FDR completed WWII in 3 years and 4(?) months and that was admirable. He spoke about Teddy Roosevelt and San Juan Hill and creating the modern Navy. Don't remember anything about Wilson although he was asked. He said he was not such an ideologue that he cannot recognize good things.
Isn't it interesting how things get twisted and people buy the twist?
You get to be Speaker when you usher in a Republican Revolution after 40 years of Dem control.
I hear you.
I tell people all the time that *I* am a RINO. I’m still a registered Republican, but that’s about it. When leading Republicans endorse and champion bailouts (TARP), government intervention in education and everything else (NCLB), and the best they can give us is John McCain - then the party has abandoned its conservative principles. Or as Ronaldus Maguns said, “the party left me behind”. Thus, I’m a Republican, in name only...
Ann Coulter has also said that “Romney will lose to Obama.”
Gingrich has a record of supporting and implementing the conservative agenda, and Romney of supporting and implementing the progresive agenda so i don’t see how you can argue that Newt is more progressive than Romney! That is just a laughable assertion! Complete and utter BS!
Coulter wanted Chris Cristie to join the race...now she is for Romney...she has a different view than I do.
I knew the power the MSM and schools have....McCarthy was destroyed by it-—so was Goldwater to an extent. But back then, there was some truth and integrity in media still. People still went to church. The left did not have total control yet, There still were highly educated people in the Classical sense. The top elite GOP are in with the Leftists now.
The public schools are indoctrination centers just creating vessels for all the leftist propaganda. They don’t teach Classical thinking-—no analytical thinking-—they destroy it by filling kids with lies—on homosexuality, on the Founding Fathers and their intentions, on Columbus and his intentions.....it has been going on actively and in the open since 1970.
So, we have quite a few useful idiots out there-—people who can not think logically. The longer in school—the more illogical.
That is the point. Worldview. Ann is adopting a Leftist worldview by promoting some leftist like Romney. She is supporting the establishment. Obamacare will destroy our freedom and make us all slaves to government—that is why Marxists always go after “health care”.
If they control that, they control life and death—just what they have always wanted in their godless world. Then they just squeeze and destroy their “enemies” and anyone they want. We need freedom from government interference and Romney is for the opposite.
Romney will not repeal obamacare and everyone knows it.
A dig on Newt, Reagan’s Lieutenant.
A show of solidarity with Romney, Reagan’s enemy.
OK but explain how and why Gingrich and Santorum can’t make a deal.
Or why a rather big part of “conservatives” are still envisaging to vote Santorum when N.Gingrich is ahead against Romney....
It’s not to late
Just wait until the obscure super-pacs start with the documentaries about magic underwear.
Romney will be annihilated by the commies.
Rightfully so in my book.
Absolutely. I think he’s about as slimy as they come.
That's certainly an oblique attack on Gingrich.
You should be more DIRECT and accuse him of something specific.
Newt never got rich off Washington.
Of EVERY ethics allegation he was found not guilty. And, NO, before you spout any more nonsense Newt was not fined $300,000 by the House. He offered the $300,000 to the House as compensation for the investigation that he agrees was allowed to blow out of proportion due to his own acerbic resistance.
The Republicans in the House were all too willing to help the Democrats throw Newt over the side.
This, due to Newts refusal to go along to get along. He was always anti-establishment and always attacking the established order...disdainfully. Aggressively. Viciously.
Newt was a one-man wrecking ball and he was very good at it.
And he's EXACTLY who we need in the White House today...our Wrecking Ball.
I agree. One of those commie lib “win,win” things that they are so fond of.
Easy. Santorum is in it for Ricky. Either hubris in thinking he'll win ANYTHING from here out (if not hubris, then psychotic delusion) or he is being influenced to continue this split in the conservative.
There are about 10% of GOP primary voters, due to Newt's past indiscretions, who will not vote for Newt as long as Santorum is running. They would split evenly between Newt and Romney in Santorum's absence except Romney has supported abortion in the past and they know he can't be trusted.
This 10% or so is the Life Voter, first and foremost. This 10% would go overwhelmingly to Newt if Santorum drops out.
Rick Santorum knows all of the above to be true, or as I said earlier he has psychotic delusions and is otherwise unfit for office.
I only want to learn his motive. I suspect if Romney gets the nod, we'll see that motive very quickly.
Rush was waving the bloody shirt in victory after his performance on Bloody Thursday.
Rush did his dirty work on Thursday, and this is how he rubbed our faces in it, he knew what he was doing, he teased us with the fact that he knew the truth, and then tossed the truth into the trash.
RUSH (on Bloody Thursday) But Ive got a blog here, guy named Dan Riehl. He claims that the video of Newt bashing Reagan is bogus, this 1988 audio that we played of Newt saying that Reagans wrong.
Heres the little blog post. Theres a short excerpt of a 1988 C-SPAN video purportedly showing Newt Gingrich bashing Reagan when talking about how Bush, Sr. should run his campaign, should not run as more Reagan, but do something new. Riehl writes, As I suspected, its edited to give a false impression. What you dont see is immediately after when Gingrich praises Reaganism and the Reagan platform. If you cant watch it all, it begins at about 2:30 in to confirm its the same segment. Its the minute or two afterward you also need to hear to understand that Newt wasnt bashing Reagan at all. He was merely saying, Bush isnt Reagan and the GOP needs something new to sell.
So I knew something like this was gonna happen. Its not really that its been doctored, but that it has been selectively chosen from. So I sent it up to Cookie cause I cant listen to it, I didnt have the time to listen it. Cookie said, Look, this thing is an hour long. Im sure he praises Reagan at some point or another, but I wouldnt say its doctored. So my expert says its not doctored. The blogger says its been selectively edited or chosen. So I just wanted to get it out there. I think Cookie is protesting having to listen to an hour of Newt, basically, in order to find (laughing) what I asked her to find. He-he-he-he-he-he.
RUSH: Cookie is defiant. Shes giving me a minute and a half after of the Newt bite and shes insistent that nobodys doctored this and nobodys changed and Ive read the transcript, thats true. Newt still says look, the eighties were great but we gotta look forward, people people care about the future, da-da-da-da-da. He praises Reagan in the bite, which the first the the excerpted bite doesnt include any of but it doesnt change the fact that while praising Reaganism, he still says to George Bush, you youre wasting your time if you campaign on Reaganism. Nobody wants more of the past. We want to look forward, nothing changes about that. So the the Cookster was right.
“I dont see Ann Coulter as establishment.”
Supported Christie. Supporting Mittens.
Great article. Those who have engaged in such propaganda will not recover. The backlash has only just begun.
you say: “The Elite Ruling Class Republicans (who have already decided that Newt cannot beat Obama and thus must be removed from the race) stepped up their attacks beyond talking heads like Rove and Coulter, pulling out the old war horses like Elliot Abrams and Bob Dole.”
I believe they are attacking Newt for a different reason.
They KNOW if Newt gets in - THEY are GONE. the Elitist Republican Cabal - the New World Order Gang - will be cut off at the knees.
Understand this - The RATS/Socialists, the Republican Establishment and the media all - ah - use he same pot. Painted on the side of that pot is “New World Order.”
Newt, We the people and our country have the Evil Triumvirate lined up against us.
Daddy Bush is still the Don -
With the Florida vote coming up - do you not see the significance of the ‘unscheduled’ meeting in DC?
Poppa Bush - advocating “new World Order - and he adds, chillingly: “...and when we succeed - and we WILL”
They are all in it together - and they mean to crush their opponents - Newt and We the People
Work for Newt like your life depends on it - because it does.