Skip to comments.The Backlash Against The Left
Posted on 06/01/2004 9:23:06 AM PDT by Warhammer
There's a backlash underway in America and it's not unexpected. It's in direct response to the overwhelming level of bile being spewed at President George W.Bush and his administration by the arrogant Left-wingers - and I'm specifically referencing the Democratic politicos, the news media crowd, the New York/Hollywood elites and the halls of academia. Bush-bashing is not limited to news programming and university campuses. It's now cropping up in the popular culture of America as well - I'll get to that later. More importantly, a little more than half of the American populace has dug in its heels and made clear that it refuses to eat the garbage that the so-called "liberal intelligencia" is attempting to force-feed it.
Despite the relentless barrage of attacks by the Leftists (or liberals or neo-socialists or whatever you wish to call them), President Bush's polling numbers are on the upswing. According to the Rasmussen Presidential Tracking Poll released on May 31st, Bush's job approval rating has jumped to 52 percent, and if the presidential election were held today, he would garner 45 percent of the vote as opposed to Senator John Kerry at 44 percent. It's a virtual dead-heat. On the surface, this seems counter-intuitive considering the unparalleled pounding that Bush has taken in recent months.
What's happening here? It's not complicated -- The heartland of America has only come to further revile the march-in-lockstep liberals, which have saturated the American public with their repugnant propaganda. The Left never knows when to let up. Does the term "overkill" ring a bell? In fact, thanks to the antics of the Left-leaning crowd, the Republicans are now poised to pick up some independents that are virtually inoculated by the unmitigated gobbledygook being lobbed at the GOP. Ah yes, the proverbial silver-lining to the dark cloud.
Interestingly, signs of a backlash against the Left are beginning to even manifest on university campuses, with liberal stalwarts such as Senator Joe Biden, EL Doctorow, Ted Sorensen, and Tom Brokaw getting booed and hissed. Americans that support President Bush and his Iraq policy have had enough of the outright lies and revisionist history of the Left, which not only insists there was never any kind of Saddam/al-Qaeda nexus, but no real terrorist presence in Saddam's Iraq at all! This is the drivel Americans get to hear from the mainstream press. Moreover, the liberals are absolutely audacious in their twisting of truth, which is source of considerable consternation to many in this nation. The bottom line is that conservatives and liberals are not only embracing significantly different perspectives, they are drawing from different reservoirs of information.
For starters, Saddam's Iraq was one of the State Department's designated "rogue states" for years precisely because it aided and abetted terror organizations such as Hamas, the Mujahedin-e-Khalq, the Kurdistan Worker's Party, the PLO, the Arab Liberation Front and Islamic Jihad, in addition to harboring Abu Nidal who was the pointman in charge of the terrorist training camp at Salman Pak, just outside of Baghdad. Moreover, Saddam Hussein was also harboring Khala Khadr al-Salahat, who was involved in the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, and Abu Abbas who hijacked the Achille Lauro. Furthermore, terror operative Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (Nick Berg's reported assassin) has had strong links to al-Qaeda for quite some time, and was permitted by Saddam's regime to travel from Iran up through northern Iraq to al-Qaeda affiliate Ansar-al-Islam. This is just a sampling of Saddam Hussein's past involvement with the Mid-East terror network -- vital information that the news media chooses to ignore. For more on intelligence that ties Saddam's Iraq to al-Qaeda, the article "Case Closed" by journalist Stephen Hayes at The Weekly Standard website is very informative.
It's really amazing - The ratings of CNN, CNBC and MSNBC are in the toilet largely because of their obsession with Bush-bashing, but yet these Leftists can't seem to stifle themselves. Hello, cable news, your niche audience is disproportionately conservative and, other than the Fox News Channel, you're chasing conservatives away in droves. Last year, fellow conservatives advised me that various television series were participating in Bush-bashing, a phenomenon that really wasn't on my radar screen simple because I generally stick with cable news, particularly Fox News. However, as someone who thoroughly enjoys science fiction, I do occasional switch to the SciFi Channel for some entertainment - It's largely mindless fare such as "Boa versus Python" and monstrous alligators eating up townspeople, but it's a good diversion from the tedium of endless war news and politics.
In any event, a few months back I watched the season finale of "Stargate SG 1", and I noticed the use of some liberal anti-Bush buzz words - The character Jack O'Neill said he would never vote for those "two shrubs" now in the White House, which was followed-up by a creepy remark about the presidential election in Florida. Moreover, the newly elected vice-president was portrayed as an incredibly evil man with his own agenda, aligning himself with a rogue faction of a super-secret intelligence organization that was bent on selling "alien" devices for big bucks in tandem with major corporations. (Please, this is SciFi screwball stuff, so here "alien" is from another planet, not another country).
It was apparently a veiled reference, albeit from the typical liberal viewpoint, to Vice-President Cheney as an unethical man who was selling out his nation for contracts with big-business (Halliburton). Yeah, yeah they'll say I'm reading things into the episode that weren't there, but given the overall context of the dialog, I think my impressions are right on target. Frankly, I resent these types of manipulations, which clearly should not have been incorporated into a popular TV series during an election year. But again, these liberal activists in the entertainment field think that it's their right to engage in improprieties when they're taking potshots at conservatives. It's certainly a producer's right to voice their creative expression. Likewise, it's the prerogative of conservatives to actively reject programming that is hostile to our national leaders. Most of the nation understands that Vice-President Cheney is doing a fine job, but it's very unfortunate that Cheney has become a punching bag for the Left.
What happened to the good old days when the News was factual and the Entertainment programming was politically neutral?
RATmedia never runs out of juice. It makes up whatever it desires and then pounds the hell out of the national consciousness with it as long as it wishes.
I know I have gotten a bellyful, I used to be pleasant and try to explain the truth to Liberals I know, now I get nasty.
The Summer of Security has begun, the next few months will test conservatives' nerves. I hope to see signs and bumper stickers that engage the Left all over America. I created this site, which offers intellectual ammo:
To use the sports analogy: this is nothing but the undercard. Post-conventions will be the Main Event.
The Sheep have been steadily programmed all this time. All this has been, is the foundation work for what is to come: an all-out slam of the hated President and the hated military, and the return to power of Socialism.
The Sheep will believe whatever is told to them.
I once sent an email to a sports columnist here in Dallas objecting to an anti Bush jibe in one of his columns.
I merely said that if I wanted a political opinion I would go to the editorial page, or any New York Times news story.
This moron wrote back that he had the "right" to print any thing he wanted.
They just don't get it. I wasn't arguing his right to say what he said. I was arguing the wisdom (or lack thereof) of injecting a political opinion into a sports story.
I say let them keep it up. This abject hysteria over Bush and the war cannot possibly help with the average American voter. If I am wrong then we surely are doomed.
The neo-socialists will never learn.
Ike was in the White House.
Whenever I am accused of advocating "censorship" by the Bush/America haters, I wimply tell them that I don't want to cesnor them, I WANT their screaming, spittle flecked face seething with hatred and spewing vile pus in front of every camera in the U.S. between now and Novermber.
the Democrat Party is a national party no more...just ask Zell Miller...
You also have the right to tell the editor that he can keep his left wing rag, you will spend your money elsewhere. I hope you told him that too.
He has a right to scratch his crotch too, but that doesn't mean others have to watch it. And what this ass really doesn't want to hear is it doesn't prevent others from taking punitive action, of equivalent magnitude, against him for making them to watch it.
A letter to his editor, objecting to the editorializing of an idiot jock who mistakenly believes he thinks something, might be in order.
Oh, but you were. Disagreement with the left is violating their rights. You have the right to agree and wholeheartedly support their insane agenda.
Well, of course.
You, on the other hand, have no right to tell him that he is making a mistake. So you better shaddup before you infringe on the poor dear's First Amendment rights.
I think I will e-mail this to some venemous liberals I know just to see if I can get a rise out of them.
I'm a regular view of Stargate SG-1, and I have to say that despite the points raised in this artcile, it's generally a pro-military show. VP (formerly Senator) Kinsey also reminds me far more of John McCain (?-AZ) than Dick Cheney...
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