Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Donna Brazile's Crazy Dream

Yeah, seems her idea is to ban all pundits and replace them with 'experts' to help tame our political divide. In other words, stop people from just spouting off their opinions. OK, well aside from the obvious (Beck, Rush, Hannity, Savage, O'Reilly) and excluding Olbermann and Maddow, that would seem to include a few online pundits, like the Insta and the Allah. How about Dennis Miller? Bill Maher? Tavis Smiley?
Some pundits could remain as political analysts. (I'm not crazy, am I?) There is insight to be gained from the dark, secret knowledge they hold from their decades pacing the political corridors. But let's not mistake the gallery for the game.
In other words Donna Brazile, "a Democratic strategist and campaign manager for Al Gore's presidential bid in 2000, is a frequent on-air contributor to CNN, NPR and ABC.." could stay to provide that important dark political information to help the gullible masses understand.

OK, this is such an overt draconian Chavez-like idea that it has to be a meme. So she's not crazy-crazy, just crazy like a fox. Her very suggestion to ban pundits because they are incendiary is itself incendiary, which means she's likely doing it to cause more division, knowing this kind of Beckian red meat is just the kind of thing to put some "mad hatters from the 'tea party'" back in the streets in hopes they'll come with racist signs and maybe hurl a few phantom n-words so the Democrats can exploit them in the fall. After all, like Karl Rove she is a political strategist.

Then again with this administration it's never easy to say these things with absolute certainty. Maybe she would like to live in that world. Obviously such a dream would require a decider guy, maybe one who said the following at a recent commencement speech:
With so many voices clamoring for attention on blogs, on cable, on talk radio, it can be difficult, at times, to sift through it all; to know what to believe; to figure out who’s telling the truth and who’s not. Let’s face it, even some of the craziest claims can quickly gain traction. I’ve had some experience with that myself.
This same man went to war with Fox News while asking citizens to rat out their neighbors over passing fishy emails about a health care bill Congress couldn't even understand. He's perhaps the most publicly judgmental president in recent memory. As they say, just sayin'.


LASunsett said...

Tightening up the oligarchy, controlling the information.

Little by little.

Bit by bit.

A little here, a little there.

As the dripping faucet analogy goes:

The cup goes from empty to full, drip by drip.... until it is full. Then... it runs over.

The same goes for slow cerebral bleeds. Nothing at first, then dull headaches. Eventually, the HAs get worse until there are mental status changes. At this point the Intercranial Pressure goes up.

Soon after, death occurs.

Right now... we as nation are bleeding. We, the people, must stop the bleeding and do it quickly.

A.C. McCloud said...

Everything depends on this mid term. Like Clinton in the 90s, after Newt rode in he was never able to do much more than welfare reform.