One of the stories you’d never really pick up on unless you read blogs regularly was the left side of the blogosphere’s effectiveness this year in getting its message out to the media. Unless those of us on the right band together to stop it — or offset it — this has the potential to be a game changer.
One of the few mainstream media outlets to even hint at this has been left-wing mouthpiece MSNBC. Writing at MSNBC’s First Thoughts, Mark Murray wrote, “While we all know about that so-called right-wing voice machine, don’t forget that there is now a left-wing noise machine (on the internet) as well. And it has found its voice.” That voice is organized, loud, and efficient.
The left is united in its desire to take out Republicans at the local, state, and national level. In doing so, the online left has worked hard to provide tools for lefty activists to generate phone calls, letters, and emails to members of Congress and members of the media. The sustained bombardment has some reporters admitting they have shifted their coverage of candidates and issues as a result.
We on the right have the opportunity — and the obligation — to do the same. RedState has started an Action Alert system via email. Blasted out on an as-needed basis to thousands of right of center activists, we provide all the information you need to fight the left from the comfort of your chair. If you do not have a lot of time to be involved, this is a perfect way for you to play your part in defending freedom. From defending home-schoolers, to stopping SCHIP, to making sure reporters stop retelling Obama’s lies as fact, we have already had a measurable impact.
Obama’s Terrorist Fan Club
This past week, RedState was on the receiving end of a lot of hate for telling the truth. I had the audacity to list all the terrorists, terror organizations, and communists who are supporting Barack Obama. It is reasonable to ask why that is. Why is it that FARC, the aggressively communist narco-terror group in South America, wants Obama to win? Why is it that Hamas supports Obama and David Axelrod, Obama’s chief strategist, says he is “flattered” by their support?
Barack Obama, as I have documented, has for years surrounded himself with individuals who have bought into Marxist ideology. Obama’s wife, mother, father, minister, childhood mentor, and neighbor/friend Bill Ayers have all been swept up in the idea of the social revolution of the proletariat. A college friend of Obama’s mother called her “a fellow-traveler” and Obama himself has admitted attending communist party meetings with his childhood mentor, or as Obama called them, “socialist conferences.”
Thus it’s only to be expected that Obama would go to a crowd of rich liberals in San Francisco and, behind closed doors, echo Marx’s description of religion. Obama told the elites in San Francisco that, “You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them …. And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion.” Marx said, “Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the sentiment of a heartless world, and the soul of a soulless condition. It is the opium of the people.”
The media has been willing to report Obama’s remarks, but has regularly failed to connect the dots between Obama supporters. FARC, Hamas, Rashid Khalidi, Nadhmi Auchi, Daniel Ortega, and Fidel Castro are all rooting for an Obama victory. If the Joker and the Riddler were campaigning for Lex Luthor for President, we’d be raising red flags. When, exactly, is the media going to start raising red flags about Obama’s fan club?
In lieu of news from around the states with today’s Pennsylvania Primary, here are some stories from around the blogosphere about the primary:
Hillary and the Little Guy
With everyone focused on Obama’s “bitter” comments about the middle class, few have paid attention to the Clinton response. Jon Henke at QandO blog noticed them. Hillary surrogate Tom Vilsack said people “want a pat on the back” not a pat on the head. He also said in a campaign press release that “[Hillary’s] summers in Scranton helped to form her belief and understanding of folks who work hard and play by the rules.”
Just to clarify, Hillary spent time at her parents’ cabin on Lake Winola, north of Scranton. As a Scranton resident told the New York Times, "They were like any other family around here, except they had a cabin up at the lake." And of course, to bribe Hillary to go hang out with the little people in Scranton, her father had to bribe her with a shopping spree on Fifth Avenue in New York City.
When Reporters Attack
Students at Penn State got more than they bargained for when CNN sent reporter Rick Sanchez to interview them about today’s primary. Warner Todd Huston interviewed a number of the students and discovered Sanchez went on the attack. Huston writes, “ In the aftermath of CNN’s visit, some of the students involved in the taping are alleging that Sanchez was so virulently skewed to the left that he berated and bullied students who held a differing point of view.” Sanchez told one student she “supported Communist thought” for not questioning the government more. The interview was so hostile the CNN news crew apologized for Sanchez’s behavior.