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.