Wednesday, October 08, 2014

I TOLD YOU THEY NEVER LEARN

Via The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza, I see that Kansas governor Sam Brownback is telling Christian journalist David Brody of CBN that if he loses his reelection bid, it's the evil liberals' fault:
Governor Sam Brownback: "I think they (the mainstream media) want what's happening in this state to fail that they're shopping for a factual setting to back that up because it’s working."

Governor Sam Brownback: I think the left is just so desperate. They want this model to fail so bad that they can't wait for it to and they just want to get me electorally before we get on through this and prove that this is working."
Here's what Brody says to elicit the first answer:
There's good news from the Kansas economy standpoint and then there's some bad news as well. There's always a kind of a mixed bag. It seems like the mainstream media, though, wants to take all of-- basically craft a narrative, if you will, with some of the negative news coming out of this state economically. Why do you think that is? What do you think's going on exactly? Is this kind of an out-to-get-you campaign 'cause you're a conservative-type guy?
Now, I'm not a professional journalist or anything, but that strikes me as sort of a leading question. You?

Cillizza does a good job of rebutting this nonsense, but it doesn't matter. If Brownback loses, this will become conventional wisdom on the right.

Two weeks ago, Ed Kilgore wrote that Republicans and their backers would learn a lesson from a Brownback loss: that you can't force the full Koch agenda on the public (even in the Koch brothers' home state) without inviting a backlash from voters who want government and the economy to work. But I was already seeing a litany of excuses from the right -- Brownback would have won but was sabotaged by Republican turncoats, who presumably persuaded an otherwise perfectly contented electorate to reject Brownback, and did so because they wanted the liberal media to be nicer to them. The list of excuses will just longer and longer. (I guarantee that someone will say Brownback wasn't conservative enough.)

Right-wingers never learn. They are certain that conservatism can never fail -- it can only be failed.

4 comments:

Victor said...

Somewhere, Freud is peeing and pooping in his pants, laughing, and yelling, "What did I tell you about projection!!!"

Let's reverse the question and answer from a liberal perspective:
President Obama, there's good news from the American economy standpoint and then there's some bad news as well. There's always a kind of a mixed bag. It seems like the mainstream media, though, wants to take all of-- basically craft a narrative, if you will, with some of the negative news coming out of this nation economically. Why do you think that is? What do you think's going on exactly? Is this kind of an out-to-get-you campaign 'cause you're a liberal-type guy?"

President Obama:
"I think they (the mainstream media) want what's happening in this country to fail that they're shopping for a factual setting to back that up because it’s working."

I think the right is just so desperate. They want this model to fail so bad that they can't wait for it to and they just want to get me impeached before we get on through this and prove that this is working."

Of course, Obama's not a whiner like Brownback, and wouldn't focus on the MSM.

Brownback:
Whining little conservative beyotch!!!

flipyrwhig said...

Yes, the dreaded mainstream media has devoted unparalleled energy to publicizing local politics in Kansas. It's like you can't even turn on the TV without some story about the Kansas statehouse, and Sam Brownback is a household name. Diabolical!

Erik C. said...

Whether they "learn" or not, I'm just happy to see one of them go down.

cityspiders said...

It's good to see that the same sort of folks are running out the Dolchstosslegende again. It's an oldy but a goody. After all, those evil, sneaky, swarthy (or worse!) Marxist Liberal Hedonists are always trying to sabotage the fine, upstanding, moral, law-abiding Real Citizens' attempts to make the Fatherland strong and manly. They must be Taught The Error Of Their Ways! Arbeit Macht Frei!, etc., etc.