Something happened as folks on the right sat around waiting for Sarah Palin’s next Facebook post, wondering who the next Ronald Reagan would be. Something happened while folks debated death panels, what Rush Limbaugh said at noon that MSNBC or Rahm Emanuel is up in arms about. Something happened while the president of the United States planned his strategy for getting a Washington his party runs to sign up for his health-care revolution.Do go on. This is fascinating. How did they make it happen?
The stuff of which media revolutions are made happened.
[A] cartoonish pimp-and-prostitute sting operation. A guy and a gal with a hidden camera and a website willing to publish.
We'd call that incontrovertible proof of the evil that ACORN does, as so thoroughly documented by Ms. Lopez' friends:
For as long as I can remember, the Right — most notably the Capital Research Center — has been writing about ACORN. And, for as long as I can remember, ACORN has gotten government funding anyway. For as long as I can remember, churches naively gave them money anyway. As recently as this summer, we exposed the ties of the Democratic party and its nominee to this community-organizing organization, its radical anti-capitalism and its voter fraud.So, cartoonish sting operations it is. Unable to pin down any proof of ACORN's voter fraud (Where, oh where was the Bush Admin. during this radical anti-capitalist organization's reign of terror, its draining of our treasury, its thieving from the very collection plates of the churches?) at least "they" (In Lopez' word: "we." Huh?) did expose ties to the Democratic Party, which, despite its name (In the Lopez/Breitbart Bizarro World, it means its opposite.) is democratic, & favors expanding the franchise. In Lopez-Land, registering people who may not see a reason to vote Republican is not democratic, but egregious voter fraud.
The Left rules, you could still argue. But that’s in spite of being Left. Barack Obama ran for president downplaying his left-wing ideology and record, instead talking vaguely about “hope” and “change” and even invoking Ronald Reagan.More of America than not knew damn well what "change" they wanted. Lopez' typing is rather vague to suggest that Obama said anything about Reagan beyond giving lip service to the myth of the "Great Communicator."
You’ve seen the tea parties. You saw the march. Now you’ve seen inside the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN).Unlike, say, Her Majesty Queen Victoria, we are amused by the non-stop tales of what seems to be The World's Most Dangerous Book & the horrors it's allowed far left bomb-throwers (Nobody throws bombs any more, do they?) to perpetrate against real AmeriKKKans by undercutting their vote & being mean. Ms. Lopez lists what we trust & assume are some of this Alinsky feller's RADICAL tactics.
Andrew Breitbart, born and raised online, has been a longtime collaborator with web wonder Matt Drudge. Always a behind-the-scenes mover, he’s come out of the shadows a bit with his own websites, Breitbart, Big Hollywood, and Big Government — taking the Rules for Radicals and Radical Change and running with them.
“Target Your Villain.”
“Adapt and Innovate.”
“Embrace the Attacks.”
“Fight Small, Win Big.”
Wow. Really? Scary.* Also post-Victorian is our amusement at the gibbering from "the other side of the World Wide Web street: Andrew Breitbart didn’t write the book, he did the deed." Many other examples abound (What, you can't Google something yourself?) of "the other side of the WWW street" crowing loudly that they, too can apply these rules, as if the other side of the river Styx hasn't been going by them since Tail Gunner Joe was on about the lists of invisible communists (or invisible lists of commies) he had right there in his suit pocket.
Last in ha-ha is K-Lo's crush on BB ("born and raised online"). We're wondering if it's merely a rebound from Mittens Romney's disappointing failure to create a stronger AmeriKKKa for a then-admiring K-Lo, or if her leaving the post of NRO Editor in these trying times (Why is she still there? It's fall now!) has her hoping for the Washington Editor-in-Chief gig at BB's Big Government. Could be perfect for her, all sorts of Punk'd/America's Funniest Home Videos action (Moral decay must be shown in order to decry it, to paraphrase Cecil B. DeMille, & it brings the eyeballs in.) giving her an opportunity to condemn sluttery, moral decay, & the taxation of fruit "juice" & soda. Good luck to you, Kathryn Jean, & don't let the door hit you when you finally leave.
*NB: Being weeeelll over ten, when we type "scary," there is mockery afoot. If we're ever actually frightened, as opposed to disturbed, worried or irritated, we'll let you know.