One Man’s Smear Campaign…

…Is Another Man’s Modern Political Warfare

The left is in disarray after John McCain selected Sarah Palin as his running mate. The Obama campaign was ready to attack all the other people mentioned as potential mates but missed out on Palin because, like the other women in politics, the left dismissed her as unimportant.

This does not mean the smear campaign did not go out in full swing. The immediate response from the Obama campaign was a dismissal of her qualifications to be a heartbeat away from the presidency. The candidates were a bit more professional later in the day but their surrogates on the left were ready to take up arms. The Democratic Underground is circulating a rumor that Palin’s fifth child, Trig, is not hers but her daughter’s and that the father of the child is the girl’s father. The story is unbelievable and unsubstantiated but that did not stop the left from admitting that it was false but that the rumors were a necessary part of modern political campaigns. This is from a post that has since been removed (quote thanks to Atlas Shrugs):

NoodleyAppendage (1000+ posts) Sat Aug-30-08 10:26

122. What many here don’t understand. It doesn’t matter if it’s true or not. RUMOR IS TRUTH.

The modern laws of media hype and political warfare have a useful tenet:

Repeat ANYTHING or raise false concern over ANYTHING and it is likely to be planted in the conscious/subconscious of many voters.

If people start to think that there might be something fishy with Palin’s last kid (if hers), then that’s FINE. One more doubt (whether tied to reality or not) is another hesitation at the ballot box.

GET WITH THE PROGRAM PEOPLE. The “rising above it” bullshit has served us so well in the past, hasn’t it?

If you have problems with the story, then STFU and get out of the way of Dems who are engaged in MODERN POLITICAL WARFARE. Go tend your garden or some other pedestrian task, because the “concern trolls” are not helping shape the message. [bold emphasis mine]

It is important to repeat anything and raise FALSE concern. In other words, keep telling lies over and over until people believe them. To them it is important to shape the message even if the message is false. These are the same people who foam at the mouth every time someone mentions Obama and Muslim in the same sentence. When people called Obama a Muslim or showed him in Muslim garb (some of which were sent by the Clinton campaign) the same people did not call this modern political warfare. Instead, they called it a smear campaign.

Obama’s reaction to the truthful ad (at the bottom of my sidebar) was to try to use the legal system to shut down free speech. He certainly did not call it modern political warfare. The discussions about Wright, Rezko and Ayers were never viewed as anything more than distractions and dirty politics manufactured by the Republicans (and Hillary’s people in the primary). I never recall these same political warriors calling it modern political warfare.

The American people are well within their right to properly explore Sarah Palin to ensure she is worthy of the office of Vice President just as they have a right to ensure Obama is worthy of the Presidency. However, they deserve to have accurate and truthful information on which to base their opinions about the candidates.

The immediate attacks on Palin clearly demonstrate that the left is worried about her as part of the ticket. They have tried to find anything of substance that they can use to attack her and have come up empty handed so they are resorting to fabricating stories in order to further their agenda and ensure a win in November.

These people will do anything to win. They laugh at the misery of those along the Gulf Coast (particularly New Orleans) because they think the disaster will help them. These are truly pathetic people who should never be allowed in office.

Well moonbats, take your best shot because Sarahcuda is a force to be reckoned with and those who have underestimated her in the past were left scratching their heads trying to figure out how they lost.

Why is it that strong women threaten the Democrats?

Big Dog



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12 Responses to “One Man’s Smear Campaign…”

  1. Schatzee says:

    It’s bad enough that they repeat false statements and make things up to muddy the political waters – but the fools admitted it. That’s too funny. I think most weak men are afraid of a strong woman. Only someone who can hold their own are not intimidated by the “weaker sex.” It’s why I think so many young people, uneducated folks, and weak-minded individuals are more liberal – they are easier to brainwash and less likely to question anyone with an impression of authority.

  2. Bunny Colvin says:

    “It is important to repeat anything and raise FALSE concern. In other words, keep telling lies over and over until people believe them.”

    Straight outta the Bush/Rove playbook. Whine all you want Dog but it was Turd Blossom whom perfected this brand of politics.

    And for the record, I do not support these types of tactics. Saying that Palin’s teenaged daughter is the real mother of the baby is hitting below the belt. So was the “joke” McBush once told about how Janet Reno must be the father of Chelsea Clinton because she is so ugly. Leave the children of candidates out of this, people.

    PEACE

  3. Women who read, write, and express independent opinions are Offensive To Muslims.

    Such is the will of Allah.

  4. Schatzee says:

    I do believe “offensive” just proved my point for me. HAHAHAHHAAA

  5. [...] Big Dog writes; It is important to repeat anything and raise FALSE concern. In other words, keep telling lies over and over until people believe them. To them it is important to shape the message even if the message is false. These are the same people who foam at the mouth every time someone mentions Obama and Muslim in the same sentence. When people called Obama a Muslim or showed him in Muslim garb (some of which were sent by the Clinton campaign) the same people did not call this modern political warfare. Instead, they called it a smear campaign. [...]

  6. The sad part is that some people are believing the lies about Palin. The Dems’ tactic creates doubts that shouldn’t even exist.

    And obviously the Dems are running scared.

  7. Buffoon says:

    Let me try to help you word that better Schatzee.
    Liberals for the most part are really stupid…

  8. Debbie says:

    I had not heard that Palin’s husband was supposed to be the father. The rumors keep getting worse.

    Of course they can’t make up their mind which rumor they want to get behind. Alan Colmes said that Palin didn’t take care of herself and that is why the baby had Downs Syndrome. That’s stupid, because Downs is a genetic condition causing an extra chromosome in the child. It happens most often in older mothers.

    An old egg can be a bad egg, since women are born with all the eggs they will ever have, while men continue to produce new, fresh sperm.

  9. Big Dog says:

    Hi Debbie,
    The interesting thing is that Colmes says he did not say that her not taking care of herself caused the Down’s. He did not come out and say that but he called it poor prenatal care and that encompasses the entire period which gave the impression that she caused it when the issue he was discussing was a plane trip she took after her water broke.

    I was unaware that Colmes was an OB/GYN. I am also surprised that he is concerned about a baby in the womb since he supports killing them at any time.

  10. Kathy Washburn says:

    “Straight outta the Bush/Rove playbook. Whine all you want Dog but it was Turd Blossom whom perfected this brand of politics.”
    ________________________________________
    Bunny, I see you are not a student of history. I’m not a history nut myself, but I know that disinformation was at its height before and during WWII – in Germany – by Nazis. They had a minister of disinformation (propaganda), was it Herman Gherring(?). President Bush did not invent nor did he utilize it, but I know you don’t want facts to stand in your way.
    I think the liberal nuts are slimey and sick to start this horrible rumor that can be so hurtful to so many and is based on NOTHING FACTUAL. I will say “Thank you”, Bunny, as those of you who have such unwarranted hatred have shown a good part of the world who (and what) you are – it isn’t pretty. I do not like you liberals. I once had tolerance for the likes of you, but I’ve lost it. You (all nutty liberals) just are not worth it.

  11. Bunny Colvin says:

    WashOut-

    You’re no student of history. Nor are you a student of the English language. I said that it was Bush/Rove whom perfected this brand of politics. I was referring to their role in AMERICAN politics. The Nazis certainly were very effective in pushing their propaganda. So was Bush. To deny this is to prove your ignorance.

    I do not care if you don’t like me. I’m not going to lose any sleep over it, sweetie.

    PEACE

  12. Ted says:

    They’re not scared of strong women. They’re scared of strong women who don’t agree with them.

    The only difference between these women and men who disagree with them is that they’ll use the most disgraceful, misogynist insults.