has offered an interesting response to the mystery of the pro-Hillary robocalls, which we discussed in our previous post.
Cannon calls it a “ratfucking” operation and I would have to agree. ”the 99%” don’t endorse candidates and their occupation is based on the immorality of economic and social inequality. As far as it being a PUMA operation, I really couldn’t say because as far as this site is concerned, we stopped being PUMAs after the 2008 election. Yep, you can go back and check our attempts to organize. Pretty early on we discovered that the acronym PUMA had been poisoned by both sides of the aisle and we decided that evolution is a good thing. A group that fails to adapt to its environment doesn’t last very long. The environment was over the top Obama triumphalism. Now that the truth is out and lefties are recovering from their psychogenic fugue, we face an altogether different environment than three years ago and we must adjust accordingly.
I love this bit:
But the small evil group that is currently in charge of the Democratic party is being hand fed by the wealthy and well connected to do its bidding and one of the things this group is charged with doing is poisoning the memory and history of the Clinton era. It’s gotten so bad that every lefty media outlet has to genuflect to the idea that Clinton was a terrible president because of NAFTA, welfare reform and the repeal of Glass-Steagall. There’s very little balance or accuracy or even a soupcon of reflection. Yes, every one from Mark Schmitt to Sam Seder has to make the Clinton Presidency Disclaimer. But you know, people who were around to see it happen don’t buy that shit. It’s only the people who have some kind of investment in group dynamics who do. And the small evil group who runs the Democratic party knows how to yank that chain. What surprises me is even after those same people know how badly they were played in 2008, they are still willing to be played yet again as useful idiots for 2012 in order to not lose the love.
Damned straight. The revisionist bastards can't change the fact that the Clinton years were peaceful and prosperous while both Bush and Obama made things worse and worse and worse
Misleading revisionism has become a blight on this nation's intellectual life. Newt now tries to argue that it was the Republicans, not Clinton, who brought about prosperity. Similarly, Glenn Beck argues that Woodrow Wilson was a fiend from Hell. Christian fundamentalists claim that the founders of our nation were Christian fundamentalists, even though most of them were Deists and freethinkers. For generations, we've been told that the Civil War was fought for issues other than slavery. Even on the left, I keep running into oddballs who think that George H.W. Bush headed up the conspiracy to kill JFK -- a proposition for which there is no evidence whatsoever. There are many people who think that TARP was initiated by Obama, that 9/11 happened under Clinton, that Reagan responded to his recession by lowering taxes, that McCarthy was right all along, and that FDR engineered Pearl Harbor.
Worst of all, the people who believe this nonsense consider themselves hip
. American politics has become a series of triumphs of comforting hallucinations over memory and the written record. One day, even Holocaust revisionism may be taught in college courses. When history turns into Silly Putty, anything is possible.(End rant.)
Let's get back to what Riverdaughter has to say about the robocalls...
Anyway, I have no idea who is making the robocalls but think of it this way, robocalling is not cheap. And whoever is doing it is trying to tie Hillary to the Occupation, which will steadfastly resist being associated with any politician. Those of us who are political junkies know that Hillary is human and a politician, not some ethereal magical person who makes promises she has no intention or capability of keeping. That’s Obama’s thing, not Hillary’s. So, either this is a terribly misguided group with a lot of online donations who is highjacking the Occupation’s logo for its own benefit or it’s one or both of the two parties up to no good.
A writer for World Net Daily
not only gives the robocalls publicity, he ties it to the Occupy movement.
Occupy's next move: Hillary in 2012?
The pro-Clinton campaign may not be tied to Occupy at all. It's possible Clinton supporters are utilizing Occupy ideology to call attention to their own cause.
Note the question-begging: The writer presumes that Clinton supporters are behind the robocalls, even though that's the very point in dispute. Petitio principii is the handmaiden of propaganda. For all we know, the robocalls could be the handiwork of the same folks who give us World Net Daily.
The robocalls have spread all across the country: Ohio, Arizona, Wisconsin, Maryland. Robocalls within California are illegal, but they keep occurring there nonetheless.
This is turning into the sort of weirdness that John Keel used to write about.
Meanwhile, Patrick Caddell (via Fox News and Politico) is pushing for a "draft Hillary" write-in campaign
We argued in a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed piece that President Barack Obama should stand down and let Secretary of State Hillary Clinton run as the Democratic presidential nominee in 2012.
We are now calling on Democratic voters nationally — particularly in New Hampshire — to organize a write-in campaign for Clinton. This is something that New Hampshire voters have a long history of doing.
We advocate this Draft Hillary movement not because of the desire to make political mischief — but to put the country on the right course.
A day ago, my knee-jerk response would have been "Right on!
" But the robocall mystery, which reeks of Republican ratfucking, forces me to think twice. Thrice.
Right-wing media sources have pushed the robocall story: Fox, WND, Politico, Forbes
. Middle-of-the-road journalists have largely ignored it. The rightwingers want their readers to believe that the robocalls are the work of die-hard Hillary supporters -- yet the PUMA campaigners of 2008 seem utterly baffled by runhillary2012.net. Hillary's "ground crew" stands accused of masterminding an effort which they know nothing about.