Wednesday, August 10, 2011


"Politics are bubbling to the surface in a way we don’t normally see with editorial products, but this is uncharted territory."

Not too long ago I linked to a story that showed that half the new jobs created in June were in Wisconsin. This is pretty painful for those on the left who want to portray Wisconsin as a horrible place with a brutal tyrant in charge destroying the working man as he laughs an evil cackle.

In fact, the story so outraged the left that Democratic Party spokesman Graeme Zielinski decided to punish the reporter and the Wisconsin Reporter for daring to report this news. Mark Tapscott at the Washington Examiner reports:
In an email titled "What Happens Next," Zielinski warned that:

“What happens next is that I contact the publishers and editors of the papers that publish you as ‘unbiased,’ and let them know our deep concern about the obvious bias that permeates your entire operation,” Zielinski states in his email.

“Then, we let our activists know which papers publish you, and they write the publisher and editor. Then, we contact the Capitol press pool and let them know about our concerns about your credentialing. And we continue on until you actually admit to the truth of your operation.”
The Examiner talked to the reporter who was amazed at this response, saying she's never seen anything like that before. Apparently she's not been contacted by the Obama administration who is infamous even among the left for its rapid, angry response to any statement which is remotely critical or questioning of the president.

Zielinski is the same guy who tweeted about the 42nd anniversary of Medicare by saying "Celebrate by punching a Republican." He's the kind of "get in their face" Democrat that President Obama called for, the kind that takes no prisoners and "pushes back." For guys like this, the debate isn't about ideas, its about power and control.

This isn't entirely new of course, a long time ago it used to be like this, particularly in the days such as Tammany Hall when a "boss" controlled a city and all its crime, and destroyed anyone who dared question or disagree with them. Some Democrats have gotten so confident and sure of their supremacy they have begun to cross the line around the nation whenever that power is threatened.

In this sort of structure, the truth isn't permissible if it harms you politically. News organizations aren't to report facts and what happened, they are propaganda arms of the Democratic Party, which leads fools like Senator Kerry (D-MA) to declare that reporters need to stop quoting or even talking about the Tea Party Movement. Go back to pretending they don't exist, he demands. Kerry was rewarded by being put on the "Supercommittee" to work on the budget by Senate Majority Leader Reid (D-NV).

Politics has always been ugly, always been divisive, and often been violent in the past. Its just that American politics for 50 years or more was more dignified, adult, and committed to thoughts and words than it has become lately. Instead of arguing ideas in public, now the parties are simply attacking each other as viciously as possible - particularly the Democratic Party.

I've said it before, but Democrats thought after 2006 they'd won. Not just an election, but the national debate. They thought it was over, they finally had control, the Republicans were destroyed, conservatism was totally repudiated and hated by the public, and they were free to do whatever they wanted. With Barack Obama's election to president, they thought they had a free hand to act in any way they desired to finally implement their utopian fantasies.

Reality and the voters have been stomping all over those fantasies. Their ideas don't work, their utopia is anything but, and the voters were not so much in favor of Democrats as punishing the party in power for its arrogance, overspending, and dismissal of the concerns of the people. The Democrats totally misread the situation, and now they are going insane like a cornered animal at seeing that dream crumble.

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