Late Tuesday evening as I struggled to stay awake in hopes of learning who my home state’s next governor would be, someone sent me a link to a video of longtime Democrat cheerleader Chris Matthews. Matthews was grilling Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.) who was at a campaign event. Behind her a supporter stood with a sign that read, “How’s the tingle, Chris?”
Matthews was one of the Democrat Party’s most rabid supporters in the 2008 General Election. That’s logical because Matthews worked for Democrats like former President Jimmy Carter and the late Tip O’Neill, Jr. The best that can be said is that Matthews is a donkey’s donkey.
Matthews’ attitude towards Bachmann was disrespectful and condescending. A couple of lesser pundits can be heard chortling in the background. If you've ever been on a farm, you'll recognize the similarity of the sounds that were sort of like pigs rooting.
It’s obvious the night was just too much for those who consider themselves ‘progressives’ at the network. So it’s logical they had to target someone.
Matthews asked Bachmann if she was “hypnotized” or “in a trance,” apparently because she didn’t give him answers he wanted.
Bachmann gave it right back to the big government shill. She said the American people were “finally speaking out…coming out of our trance.” And she said, “I imagine that thrill is not quite so ‘tingly’ on your leg anymore.”
That was a reference to a comment Matthews made about President Barack Obama when he was a senator making a campaign speech—the leftwing pundit said something about Obama sending tingles or shivers up his leg. It doesn’t matter—the bottom line was that Matthews was all hot and bothered because the junior senator was indeed a brilliant orator and leftwingers tend to get all emotional when they hear speeches which is why the vote goes the way it does in some Dem districts where rhetoric trumps substance and legislative records.
Every Republican member of Congress should watch this video. There’s a warning embedded and all should be mindful.
Government-friendly media is not partial to Republicans or Main Street. This dates to the days of slavery and the first president who took action on civil rights.
Many who present themselves as unbiased journalists have been brainwashed by revisionist history and anti-free market doctrines. Most big corporate media will never feel the kinship with the GOP they feel with the Dems. Look how long it took them to tell the truth about the late President Lyndon B. Johnson and other leading Dems. Look what President Franklin D. Roosevelt got away with—media turned him into a hero even as his policies caused Americans to go hungry and low wage workers to lose jobs.
If you want to know the truth about the Great Depression and Roosevelt's policy, read Great Myths of the Great Depression by Lawrence W. Reed at the Foundation for Economic Education. That's the history not taught in any high school.
Every word a Republican member of Congress says is examined in minute detail and if words can be turned against you, they will be. The majority of people who work for corporate media, even fluff magazines and websites, favor the Democrat Party. They don’t favor Dems because they study policy, legislation, treaties or actual actions. They buy into political fact and narrative.
Be mindful. Do what you promised those who elected you and be honest with us. Too much is at stake to hand the reins back to a party that really did come close to crashing that car our president loves to preach about.
Republicans don’t need to talk to hacks like Matthews—the big networks will suffice. Conservative bloggers, both independents like The US Report and digests like The Daily Caller will help get the GOP message to the people. Conservatives finally built a communications infrastructure and judging by Tuesday's results, that is working very well.
I finally turned in last night about 2 a.m. Every candidate I supported except one took the office he or she sought. This morning I learned that, like many other states, Florida chose a Republican governor, electing Rick Scott. As a matter of fact, our whole cabinet is Republican and so is the new majority in the US House of Representatives.
A tingle can only last so long and it won't help pay the mortgage or utility bill. (Commentary by Kay B. Day/Nov. 3, 2010)