Andrew (Saul) Breitbart believes conservatives are losing the digital war for American hearts and minds, to the left.
Read the comment sections of right-leaning blogs, news sites and social forums, and the evidence is there in ugly abundance. Internet hooligans are spewing their talking points to thwart the dissent of the newly-out-of-power.
We must not let that go unanswered.
Uninvited Democratic activists are on a mission to demoralize the enemy – us. They want to ensure that President Obama is not subject to the same coordinated, facts-be-damned, multimedia takedown they employed over eight long years to destroy the presidency – and the humanity – of George W. Bush.
Political leftists play for keeps. They are willing to lie, perform deceptive acts in a coordinated fashion and do so in a wicked way – all in the pursuit of victory. Moral relativism is alive and well in the land of Hope and Change and its Web-savvy youth brigade expresses its “idealism” in a most cynical fashion.
The ends justify the means for them – now more than ever.
Much of Mr. Obama’s vaunted online strategy involved utilizing “Internet trolls” to invade enemy lines under false names and trying to derail discussion. In the real world, that’s called “vandalism.” But in a political movement that embraces “graffiti” as avant-garde art , that’s business as usual. It relishes the ability to destroy other people’s property in pursuit of electoral victory.
I’m not sure how much success libs have actually had with this. On the blogs that I frequent, “mobies” as they are now known, are usually very easy to spot, and are subject to fierce beat-downs for their lame attempts to derail. At Ace of Spades HQ, there is currently a moby who’s been frequenting the site under the pretense that he’s a disaffected Republican who was a Romney backer during the primaries.
Nobody is fooled.
He is in fact a hardcore leftist; easy to spot because leftists do not think like conservatives, do not understand conservatives, and thus fail miserably in their attempts to mimic them.
Conservative writer, Andrew Klavan challenged libs, in an oped in the LA Times, to start listening to Rush Limbaugh so they might learn:
If you are reading this newspaper, the likelihood is that you agree with the Obama administration’s recent attacks on conservative radio talker Rush Limbaugh. That’s the likelihood; here’s the certainty: You’ve never listened to Rush Limbaugh.
Oh no, you haven’t. Whenever I interrupt a liberal’s anti-Limbaugh rant to point out that the ranter has never actually listened to the man, he always says the same thing: “I’ve heard him!”
On further questioning, it always turns out that by “heard him,” he means he’s heard the selected excerpts spoon-fed him by the distortion-mongers of the mainstream media. These excerpts are specifically designed to accomplish one thing: to make sure you never actually listen to Limbaugh’s show, never actually give him a fair chance to speak his piece to you directly.
By lifting some typically Rushian piece of outrageous hilarity completely out of context, the distortion gang knows full well it can get you to widen your eyes and open your mouth in the universal sign of Liberal Outrage. Your scrawny chest swelling with a warm sense of completely unearned righteousness, you will turn to your second spouse and say, “I’m not a liberal, I’m a moderate, and I’m tolerant of a wide range of differing views — but this goes too far!”
There is more untruthfulness in that statement than in a speech by President Obama. Even the commas are self-deceiving. You’re not a moderate or you wouldn’t be reading this newspaper. You’re not tolerant of a wide range of views; you are tolerant of a narrow spectrum of variations on your views. And, whatever you claim, you still haven’t listened to Rush Limbaugh.
Snap! And then he issues the challenge…
The mainstream media (a.k.a. the Matrix) don’t want you to listen to Limbaugh because they’re afraid he’ll wake you up and set you free of their worldview. You don’t want to listen to him because you’re afraid of the same thing.
Don’t believe me? Well, then, gird your loins. Gather your courage. Accept the Limbaugh Challenge. See what happens.
I dare you.
A Huffpo poster, who could benefit from taking the challenge, wrote a plaintive open letter to the Democratic Party: Wave the White Flag in the Limbaugh War. He believes the Dems, who are losing this particular propaganda war, should cease and desist, and cut their damages:
President Obama and the Democrats should wave the white flag in their strawman war on Rush Limbaugh. The Media Research Center delivered the grim casualty figures for the Democrats. Since January, the top talk show gabber’s ratings have soared off the charts. Radio affiliates that carry Limbaugh’s syndicated show call the ratings boost he’s gotten from the Democrat’s orchestrated attack on him a “dramatic surge.”
The gabber instantly snatched at the quip and turned it into a multi show bonanza. No matter what topic Limbaugh gassed on, he managed to slide in a reference to Obama’s prop up of him as the Democrat’s prize punching bag. This did three things. It gave him an even bigger pile of fodder to puff himself up as the emperor of talk radio,
(Which he indisputably is)…
claim to be the real kingmaker in the GOP,
Wrong, and anybody who listens to El Rushbo knows this is false. He’s a self described, “harmless, lovable, fuzzball”….
and in a perverse way paint himself as a credible and thoughtful political critic.
(Which all thoughtful, credible, intelligent lefties, who don’t listen to him, know him not to be).
It snapped many shell shocked Congressional Republicans out of their post election funk. Now suddenly feisty and combative, they draw a deep line in the sand against any and everything that Obama proposed. And it stiffened the spines of many timid Republicans and made them determined not to be bullied, or at least appear not to be bullied, by a mere talk show host into standing up to Obama.
That part doesn’t make sense to me. Is he saying that Rush was bullying them into pretending they weren’t being bullied to stand up to Obama? Huh? If he actually listened to Rush, he would know to thank Paul Begala, (aka The Forehead aka The Skull), the mastermind of the “Limbaugh Strategy” for all this counterproductive bullying. He goes on:
This should have been the red flag warning to the Democrats to drop Limbaugh from their enemies rolodex. But no, they continued to blunder on. They took out ads, radio spots, and email blasts bashing and trashing bogeyman Limbaugh. The idea was to make sure that when the public thought GOP, they thought Limbaugh.
…Any other time this might be fun and games stuff, a side show distraction that bored reporters and TV talking heads used to fill up column space or a talk cast on off a slow news day, but the Democrats just couldn’t let it go. And that insured that the Limbaugh as Democrat’s foil ploy would continue to have shelf life.
Fun and games? The political party in power, using its powers to target a private citizen, and try to destroy his career…that’s fun and games to these people? Until it backfires?
And this brings us back to Andrew Breitbart, who’s of course right when he says:
So now that the right is vanquished and thoroughly out of power, why doesn’t it learn from its conquerors and employ similar tactics?
The answer is obvious. The right, for the most part, embraces basic Judeo-Christian ideals and would not promote nor defend the propaganda techniques that were perfected in godless communist and socialist regimes. The current political and media environment crafted by supposedly idealistic Mr. Obama resembles Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela more than John F. Kennedy’s America.
So we’ve got our work set our for us…no doubt about it…but I think we’ve got the moby situation under control.
Hat tip: Jack M. at AoSHQ for The Limbaugh Challenge oped.
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Here’s an example of high stakes mobyism is South Carolina politics.