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    The Eeyores Among Us

    The Eeyores Among Us

    The Choice Election.

    That seems to be the consensus emerging about how the Ryan pick changes the race.

    Democrats claim to be ecstatic about it — it seems to me they are trying much too hard to convince themselves and demoralize us.  There are few if any dissenting voices on that side of the aisle.

    Many Republican, Republican-leaning, conservative — however you want to characterized them — bloggers, commentators and pundits see the same choice and see a repeat of 2010.

    Yet there are many dissenting voices on our side, the pessimists who fear that the American people will choose unwisely, will fall prey to Mediscare and other traditional Democratic tactics.

    I don’t have a crystal ball, but I do know that the eeyores among us can create a self-fulfilling prophecy, one in which fear of the choice now presented to the American people demoralizes us and diminishes our chances of success.

    I saw the test run for how the media would descend upon whomever the Republican nominees would be in the treatment of Sarah Palin after the Tuscon shooting, We Just Witnessed The Media’s Test Run To Re-Elect Barack Obama:

    The ruthless efficiency with which the left-wing blogosphere tied Palin to the shooting, and the success of their efforts in equating Palin with mass murder, is a lesson we should not forget.

    The Democrats and their mainstream media supporters were put back on their heels in 2010, and are regrouping. And if regrouping requires falsely accusing a major Republican figure of complicity in mass murder, and then amplifying that false accusation for several days in the face of contrary evidence until a substantial portion of the population believes it, they will do it….

    Any Republican or conservative or Tea Party supporter who dumps on Palin in any way over the Tucson shooting or her defense of herself should just stop talking now.

    It does not matter whether you support Palin for President, whether you think she is electable, or even whether you like her.  This is not about Palin, it is about the mainstream media’s desire to have Barack Obama re-elected at any cost and to take down any Republican candidate who stands in the way.

    And it’s the same for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.

    It doesn’t matter whether you think Romney was a good primary selection or Ryan it was a good Veep pick.  It’s not about Romney and Ryan.

    If you don’t get that, then you haven’t learned a damn thing about how the media operates in this country.

    I’m confident that faced with the bleak future of Obama’s America, the American people will make the same choice they made in 2010.

    If we don’t undermine the effort ourselves.


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    Kerrvillian | August 13, 2012 at 2:14 am

    I’m guessing that I’m one of the “Eyores”.

    I really, really want to be wrong. I want my vision of tomorrow to be wrong.

    But Ryan does not change the vision. Palin didn’t change the vision for 2008 and she was everything Ryan represents and more. McCain was everything Romney isn’t and it didn’t make a difference.

    I want to wake up after election day and see a President Romney, but I won’t. You can say all you want about “self-fulfilling prophecy” but it doesn’t change what is written.

    The best effort we can bend ourselves to is regaining Congress with true conservatives. We should replace RINOs with the true conservatives and the Democrats, too.

    I really, really want you all to go “Nanny, Nanny, Boo, Boo” to me after election day.

    I don’t see it happening. We have not avoided the future that has stood in my mind. It’s not a crystal ball, Dr. Jacobson. It’s something deeper. I can’t explain it or wish it away. It’s what will happen.

    The choice we are offered is not Obama or Romney. It’s Republican, Democrats or conservatives calling the shots in Congress and actually using the power of the purse as it is set for in the Constitution to curtail Executive power.

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