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John Hinderaker Said “The Democrats Are Crazy!” by The Elephant's Child

John Hinderaker at Powerline was not alone yesterday in exclaiming on their blog that “The Democrats are Crazy”— in reference to their theatrics at Judge Kavanaugh’s hearing. A lot of people out there were exclaiming the same thing. But it got me to thinking about just why we all have the same reaction to them.

Democrats believe deeply in the use of language to move, emotionally, those who hear their carefully chosen words (we usually call this ‘propaganda’). Democrats are quite sure that Americans, in general, are not all that bright and don’t pay much attention to the news; thus they are easily influenced by short snappy words designed to catch at their emotions. We can recognize this from the “talking points” that emanate from the bowels of “Think Progress,”— but just who develops the “talking points,” I don’t know.

We do notice when a great many leading Democrats all say exactly the same words in the same way, on the same day. We’ve several times managed to catch their words individually and put the clips together—it’s fairly hilarious, and an excruciatingly embarrassing example. But that is the source of the “talking points” charge.

Perhaps you have noticed the Democrat’s desire to admit any and all illegal immigrants who come to to the border as future voters, and bodies for the census, (which will improve their allocation of representatives and votes in the electoral college). The Dems’ desire to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE)—has been dealt with by the suddenly ubiquitous phrase “ripped from the arms of their mothers.” Excellent emotional words to get voters to the polls for the midterms, and it’s working. The fact that it isn’t true does not matter. Back in the Cold War days, propaganda was frequent, and fairly well understood, but it was what the Russians did, not us. Uh-huh.

You probably have noticed occasions when it seems that Lefties are missing the very basic information that informs most of us. In the case of the Kavanaugh hearing, they seem unusually ill-informed about how the Supreme Court works, how they receive cases to adjudicate, and how they decide to deal with a case, and unclear about what the Constitution has to do with it.

They assume that because Kavanaugh is a Republican — he is rabidly pro-life, and will quickly deprive women of their precious right to have an abortion (which they carefully call “women’s health care.”) Never mind that we are just learning that numbers of women are actually dying from abortions at Planned Parenthood. The whole subject would not come up unless a case would come to the Court that found in some fashion that Roe v. Wade was wrongfully decided or that it was proving to be unconstitutional—which is highly unlikely. Justices don’t get to pick past cases and give them a do-over. That’s not what the Supreme Court does. Democrats seem somewhat unfamiliar with the Constitution as well. I think hard reading is perhaps too much for them.

A good supply of “talking points” relieves Democrats of the necessity of time-consuming studying up, or the need to really become knowledgeable about much of anything. Thus they can become passionate advocates for women’s rights, global warming, the plight of the polar bears, or the dangers of genetically modified foods, when a little studying-up would straighten out their misconceptions.

That’s my take. I’m sure all Democrats would disagree and just object that that’s just partisan politics. Of course it is that, but it does help if you know what you are being partisan about.

The Irresponsible Press Reached a New Low! by The Elephant's Child


Again, it’s the talking points. President Donald Trump referred correctly to members of the brutal MS-13 gangs as “animals,” well, all hell broke loose. The Leftist wordsmiths saw what they believed to be an opportunity to impune the president once again. The “racist” President Trump once again called immigrants “animals.” That was an embarrassing lie, they knew it, but —

Repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth”, is a law of propaganda often attributed to the Nazi Joseph Goebbels.

Democrats are scared. They lost the election badly, got a president they dislike, although they might take a look at what he has accomplished for the country, that has not been the case for years. They saw that map of America with the counties that voted Republican, down to the city and county level. Hillary may have referred to the people who didn’t vote for her as “deplorables” but they were simply ordinary people tired of being out of work, tired of food stamps, tired of escalating costs and tired of the dangers they faced from illegal immigrants that no one would do anything about.

Then you have Kanye West, and some black people showing interest in what the president is accomplishing, and it’s pure panic time. Democrats depend on America’s blacks to give them a solid voting block. To keep them in line, they must portray Donald Trump as a racist.

You can always tell when the talking points have gone out. If every Leftist talking head says the same words, you know it’s not an original thought. The Daily Caller has made videos of the talking heads and their talking points. We laugh at them, but the intent is sheer propaganda, and to some extent, it works. The Daily News was again completely irresponsible.

Is MS-13 really that bad, that dangerous? You can go to Google images, enter MS-13, and prowl around an you’ll find a picture of a man’s corpse  with an unbelievable number of big butcher knives sticking into every part of his body, including the face. At Breitbart, John Binder assembled a list of eleven “animalistic crimes” committed by MS-13. The gang was founded in Los Angeles, but moved to El Salvador, and has torn that country apart.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed Trump’s attack on MS-13 gang members, saying, “Does he not believe in the spark of divinity, the dignity and worth of every person?”

Multiple media pundits, including the Washington Post‘s Jennifer Rubin,defended MS-13 gang members against Trump’s “animals” remark, calling the statement “disgusting” and attacking Evangelical Trump supporters. Similarly, the Associated Press was forced to apologize for falsely claiming that Trump was referring to illegal aliens when he made the “animals” remark.

Meanwhile, Trump and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended the comment, as Breitbart News reported.

The Washington Post posted a report on the history of MS-13 or Mara Salvatrucha late last year, titled “The Satanic History of MS-13” I  have seen reports that suggest that the gangs are active in every major city around the country. I don’t know if that is true, but they are truly dangerous animals, and Americans are not safe.

The sad thing is that we no longer have a media that we can trust. They have forgotten, if they ever knew, the role that they were assigned when this glorious country was founded. Now they are just slimy mouthpieces for the reprehensible Left.


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