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    Yes, Liberal Journalists Did Manipulate The 2008 Election

    Yes, Liberal Journalists Did Manipulate The 2008 Election

    I’ll admit it, I was wrong about The Daily Caller when I called it a failure several months ago.

    In the past months The Daily Caller has done a good job on a variety of issues, particularly exposing the Journolist, a group of liberal mainstream media reporters and bloggers.

    We all knew the mainstream media to be in cahoots with the Democratic Party, and the liberal blogosphere even more so.

    But the e-mails obtained by The Daily Caller reveal an even more sordid conspiracy.

    In 2008, the Journolist was intimately involved in trying to squelch the Reverend Wright controversy by smearing opponents of Barack Obama as racist:

    In one instance, Spencer Ackerman of the Washington Independent urged his colleagues to deflect attention from Obama’s relationship with Wright by changing the subject. Pick one of Obama’s conservative critics, Ackerman wrote, “Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists.” …

    [quoting Ackerman’s e-mail, the article continues]

    I do not endorse a Popular Front, nor do I think you need to. It’s not necessary to jump to Wright-qua-Wright’s defense. What is necessary is to raise the cost on the right of going after the left. In other words, find a rightwinger’s [sic] and smash it through a plate-glass window. Take a snapshot of the bleeding mess and send it out in a Christmas card to let the right know that it needs to live in a state of constant fear. Obviously I mean this rhetorically.

    And I think this threads the needle. If the right forces us all to either defend Wright or tear him down, no matter what we choose, we lose the game they’ve put upon us. Instead, take one of them — Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists. Ask: why do they have such a deep-seated problem with a black politician who unites the country? What lurks behind those problems? This makes *them* sputter with rage, which in turn leads to overreaction and self-destruction.

    Towards the end of the 2008 election, I wrote:

    But the race card has worked again. McCain is afraid to attack the Wright/Obama connection for fear of being called racist.

    It is the stifling of legitimate debate which is fueling anger throughout the country. We are on the verge of electing a president who built his political career on the backs of race-baiters and anti-american zealots, and we can’t talk about it out of fear of being called “racist.”

    The suppression of legitimate political expression through false accusations of racism by the Obama campaign and its supporters is the defining theme of the 2008 campaign. This tactic, while it may be successful, is shameful and has damaged our society in ways we may not understand for years.

    The story is not just that liberal journalists are a bunch of conspiring liars and frauds.

    The real story is that liberal journalists manipulated the 2008 election by actively campaigning in secret for Barack Obama, and stifling debate on critical issues by smearing opponents as racist.

    This is no joke. We now are paying the price, both in the destruction of our economy and standing in the world, and the continued race-card playing antics of groups like Think Progress and the NAACP. The race card tactic was so successful in 2008, that it is being tried again and again.

    Don’t get mad, get even … at the polls. Remember November.

    Update: Another must read, Thomas Sowell, Race Card Fraud

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    "The real story is that liberal journalists manipulated the 2008 election by actively campaigning in secret for Barack Obama, and stifling debate on critical issues by smearing opponents as racist."

    The real story, which you are referring to, is that the Right caved. We caved like spineless parents of rebellious adolescent children and have allowed them to take over the house. And the more we cave the more the left steps up their attack…partly because it works and partly because our silence convinces many of them that they're right.

    We need a similar, one-word, accusative label that unmasks the phonyness behind most claims that someone is "racist," "sexist," or "homophobic." Everybody knows that 99 percent of such claims are phony (including the people making them, as seen in the Journolist messages – the people making the accusations explicitly suggested simply calling someone a racist absent any evidence).

    The important lesson here is that the "race card" is a lie, the left knows it, and even admit it to each other when they think no one else is listening.

    So we should cave no more.

    "The real story is that liberal journalists manipulated the 2008 election by actively campaigning in secret for Barack Obama, and stifling debate on critical issues by smearing opponents as racist."

    Arrrrggghhhh! Okay, professor, please tell me just how, legally, can these lying propagandists be held accountable? That is what burns me – they do this, out in the open even – and they KNOW there is nothing that can or will be done to them. "Freedom of the press!" "Absence of malice!" they cry. Well, if malice can be shown like this, then will the law be able to reach them?!

    "Don't get mad, get even… at the polls."

    I could not disagree more.

    The acts we're seeing described in the JournoList emails should be criminal. The men involved should serve jail time. They are enemies of the public. They have a position protected by law for the purpose of serving the public, and they abused it.

    And if the entire Democratic party approves of this sort of malfeasance, which they do —

    Tell me, what is the point of playing a game with an opponent that you know is cheating, and that intends to use the outcome of the game to harm you? If you know he's cheating and you know his intent is to harm you, why play?

    The Democratic party is a criminal enterprise engaged in deliberately dismantling American liberty for the sake of obtaining personal and aggregate power. They're deliberately stacking the game so they'll never lose. This is not just one or two of them; the entire entireprise is aimed at this outcome.

    So, why play? Divide the nation NOW. Let them have their progressive nation, and we'll have our conservative one. Theirs will last all of 20 years, and then collapse in ruin.

    The mechanics are not impossible. Simply divide into Red and Blue. The people will sort themselves out over time (until the Blue nation puts up barbed wire with guards to prevent the drain of manpower…)

    It makes no sense to try to win this at the polls. The best we can obtain at the polls is a neutral outcome, until they regroup and deceive the public again. The Democratic party is corrupt to the core. We need to separate ourselves from them, for our own safety.

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