Thursday, March 17, 2011


I said a couple of days ago that the right's talking points on the Wisconsin recall were shaping up, and they boiled down to "We're being outgunned by highly organized union thugs!" Well, here's Sam Stein at the Huffington Post retransmitting the propaganda:

Both national and Wisconsin-based Republican operatives tell the Huffington Post the party is being dramatically outworked and out-organized by Democrats in the recall campaigns being launched against state Senators.

The operatives, who raised their concerns out of hope it would jar the GOP into assertiveness, argue complacency has taken over after Governor Scott Walker successfully shepherded his anti-collective bargaining bill into law. While the Wisconsin Democratic Party, with major assists from progressive groups and unions, has harnessed resentment towards the governor into a full-throttled effort to recall eight GOP Senators, neither the enthusiasm nor organizational acumen exists on the Republican side of the aisle....

But how hobbled is the right on this, really? Well, at this moment, the lead "story" at Fox Nation is the video below -- from FreedomWorks -- which is also featured at Beck's Blaze:

(Yes, they're busting out the "O Fortuna" again, as Rachel Maddow says they always do when they really want to motivate people. This is fake "O Fortuna," by the way. Here's the real "O Fortuna.")

So the big guns are cranking up the rabble-rousing propaganda (and you can bet this is just the beginning) while also spreading the notion that no one is rousing the right-wing rabble. This is strategic, folks. The wingers want us to feel complacent about how well we're doing. They want to send the message that we're an evil, powerful juggernaut and they're the brave, disorganized underdogs. Them! FreedomWorks! Fox! Beck!

Don't be fooled. Redouble your efforts. They're coming.

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