9.01.2006

Behold the Empty Suit: Jon Tester!

Have Democrats gone bananas? Or does the Tribune, perennial liberal shill, simply edit to maintain the illusion? Might be hard to say at the national level (since national AP stories are initiated by the New York Times or, as some suspect, the Democratic National Committee's DC office), but it's obvious as a Howard Dean howl at the local level.

Take Montana's US Senate race. Please.
The media bias has been blatant and self-righteous, with nary a pretense of objectivity. While Tester remains to be pressed for any details of his plans beyond "I'm gonna clean up that town," Conrad Burns can't win for losing.

Heck, a suspicious man might think the Dems have an entire staff assigned to promoting stalker video footage and re-editing Burns' press releases to exclude facts. The only reason we hear anything at all about Burns' accomplishments is because the media need some reason to mention Abramoff.

Now, I'm no longer surprised by these tactics, but I am dismayed that so many Montanans appear to buy the BS. You'd think Dems would be delighted that Burns brings home the bacon (which, incidentally, doesn't sit well with us free-market types), especially since so many squat in taxpayer-endowed careers. Instead, they throw fits on cue, a pack of Pavlov's canines conditioned to emotionally react to certain words.

Lately, when I read the Letters to the Editor, browse the blogs, or even peruse the day's headlines, I notice that the authors always seem on the verge of angry tears over some rancid propaganda that a little research easily nullifies. I don't care how rational a die-hard liberal appears to be, just mention 'firefighters and Burns,' and conniptions are sure to follow.

How do people get so uninformed? Well, partly as a result of the incompetent reporting of media enablers, and partly because liberals lack the intellectual and spiritual fortitude to face facts. But mostly because hyper-emotion over Burns' perceived transgressions relieves them from defining the Empty Suit.

Since liberals tend to be self-focused, the less they know about Jon Tester, the better. This allows him to reflect their own attitudes and beliefs; to be whomever they want him to be. As long as they continue to vilify Burns, they don't have to ask themselves the obvious question: Does Jon Tester want to lose this war as badly as do the national Dems?

Comments:
Which reminds me: the kerfuffle over Burns' use of the phrase "nice little Guatemalan man" says much more about those who cry "racist!" than it does about Burns.
 
True--plus, it's a lot easier to hyperventilate over perception than to respond to or report on his actual speech.
Can't let pesky facts get in the way of carefully crafted delusions.
 
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