Skip to comments.They Claim To Speak For the People, But the People Keep Defeating Them
Posted on 11/04/2004 1:52:51 PM PST by NotchJohnson
You know, the irony of all of this, ladies and gentlemen, if I may take you through this. We know that the media has been in the tank for Senator Kerry. He did not thank them in this speech, and I was sort of thinking he might. I really thought he might thank the media, Bush did the other day, thanked them for their coverage, thanked them for their hard work. If anybody should thank them it should be Kerry. They gave him 15 points with their non-scrutinizing coverage of him, their non-critical coverage of him. But think of the irony. That's a word journalists love, by the way, folks. Irony is the first word they learn to define at J school. And the irony here is delicious. Here you have the mainstream press in the dank for Kerry. The whole campaign they are doing everything they can to get him elected, everything to build him up and tear Bush down. Then the Election Day comes and the same media does the exit polls, and the same media comes out with so horribly inaccurate information in the exit polls that they convince everybody, themselves and Kerry and everybody in the campaign, that they've won the election at five o'clock in the afternoon, before one vote has been counted.
McAuliffe went on TV last night, eight o'clock, "This is one of the greatest nights of Democratic election history," blah, blah, blah, "We're going to win really big." Ted Kennedy was on CNN, Wolf Blitzer interviewed him last night, "Senator Kennedy, you been with the junior senator from your home state all these many, many months. How do you feel that he's done over the last, let's say, year or so?"
KENNEDY: Well, we're very proud of John Kerry. You know, sort of ripple around here tonight is that we have the Super Bowl champions with the New England Patriots, we have the World Series champions with the Red Sox, and now, above all, we've got John Kerry, hometown boy, that's won the presidency. We're very hopeful about it.
RUSH: Seven-thirty last night, Senator Kennedy said this, 7:30! Wolf Blitzer followed up and said, "Senator, let me point out, he hasn't won the presidency yet, still relatively early." And Kennedy says, "Well, you know, I think it's important that those who haven't voted go out and participate, but I think we're encouraged the kind of response that John Kerry's received." So the same media that built 'em all up, the same media that didn't criticize him, tore Bush down, in the tank, same media gave them their greatest disappointment in two years. The same media with what are either grossly inaccurate or incompetent or fraudulent exit poll results had every Democrat in the country thinking by five o'clock yesterday afternoon that Kerry was winning in a landslide. Today, Kerry concedes. What the press giveth, the press taketh away. We'll be back in a moment.
Folks, you're going to have to forgive me for this. I'm sitting here, I'm reviewing in my mind the Edwards and Kerry concession speeches, and there's something that -- I mean they were both graceful and they were both full of emotion and so forth, and they were very nice. I'm not being critical of that. But there's something, it goes with my theme of the day and I can't ignore it, therefore. They keep acting like -- if you listen to Kerry carefully -- if we wanted to and parse this thing, you get the idea that he's talking to his people and they still run the show. They didn't win the election but they still run the show. They're acting like they speak for the people, but the people keep defeating them. They are losing elections. They haven't had the House since 1994. It's ten years now. They've had presidents. They've had so few presidents in the last 50 years from their party, they've lost the Senate. They've lost even more ground in the Senate. They've lost governorships, they've lost statehouses around the country. It's just incredible. They keep acting as though they speak for the people, the whole people of the country, and the people keep defeating them. I'm sorry to make that observation. Not sorry, I mean I don't want to be offensive about it, but it fits the theme of the program today, so I had to.
And I have to share this with you, too, folks before we go back to the phones. Heard this last night, and I've heard it on CNN and I've heard it on Fox. They're very defensive about these exit polls, as well they should be because these exit polls did them all in. They all had themselves convinced by five o'clock yesterday afternoon this was over and that it was a landslide. You should have seen these numbers, folks. I didn't put them on the air but I saw them and when I saw them that's when I started telling you yesterday to ignore what you're going to hear, ignore what you're going to see, no vote has been counted, and I even postulated yesterday, theorized that these things could be purposely gussied up, jimmied, configured in a fraudulent way to create panic on the right and within Republican circles out there. And it turns out some people are saying, "Look it, either the electorate has done a 180-degree shift when you look at these exit polls or there's something that's so fishy, no exit polling data has ever been this wrong, so totally wrong. It's almost to the point somebody did this on purpose."
But it ended up, you know, you live by the lie, you die by the lie because they've got themselves all built up over this and it was what led to their utter, crushed disappointment later on last night into today. Both on CNN last night and on Fox when this whole subject came up, what I heard, I'll synthesize it for you, both networks, and I'm sure all the networks have said this in their discussion of exit polls, "Hey, hey, hey, we didn't do it, we didn't do it, we didn't broadcast the numbers, Internet did it, Internet did it, Internet is responsible, Internet, blogosphere, blogosphere did it, talk radio did it, we didn't do it, we didn't!" I heard this and it sounded like Bart Simpson trying to tell old Homer, you know, that he didn't kill the cat. "Nobody saw me do it, you can't prove anything. We didn't do it, we didn't do it, we didn't do it, we didn't put the number up."
Well, you didn't need to put the numbers up. I was watching Fox, I was watching CNN, I was watching PMSNBC, at five o'clock yesterday afternoon with their round of guests. Tad Devine, you know, Tad, Perhaps a Tad Too Devine, one of Kerry's spokespeople, the guy that's got that snarl on his face. I mean it's just, when he talks, there's a part of his right upper lip that kind of goes up there, looks like a snarl, that snarl. This guy was positively giddy yesterday afternoon. He couldn't contain himself. They were talking about a win and a big win. No, of course they didn't put any numbers out, but on CNN, same thing, Fox, Fox All-Star round table 6:30 last night, it was over. You know, now, they're part of the consortium, as were the other networks along with the Associated Press.
But they're trying to act like, you know, kids caught in the candy jar, we didn't do it, we didn't do it, we didn't put the numbers out there, we didn't report the numbers, we didn't report the numbers, we didn't put them on the air, we didn't do it, Internet, Internet did it. I love this, I love this. They're admitting that there are other more powerful institutions out there than them. But the fact of the matter -- and that's a healthy sign, by the way, when they're finally willing to admit this, only in the course of exonerating themselves from blame. But anybody who watched them yesterday, you know, if you saw them, you know full well that they created the impression based on what they knew with the exit polling data. So I had to get that off my chest.
For the next 4 years, we must remind these arrogant lunatics of the left, that they are out of power at the DC level.
So like the Dims to crow about their victory before the game has even started! Came the kickoff - the polls closing and real vote tallies coming in - and it was a totally different picture. Susan Estrich, Terry McAuliffe, and The Swimmer - where are they now? Man I feel good today!
Ironically, the US Republican party is the only hope the people of the world have against the elitist, arrogant, indifferent people who are on the other side.
And another thing.... I haven't watched McLaughlin in a while but I'm very tempted to tune in and see Eleanor Clift melt down this weekend! As well as Snuffaluagus on his show, and Nina Totenberg and Jack Germond on Inside Washington. I'm sure the nasal urbane Evan Thomas will have a few words to contribute too!
without the media Kerry get 40%
At least we're finally out of Viet Nam.
We need to remind the arrogant lunatics of the Left that THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, with majorities at every level, represents the American people. The Demonrats need to face ther facts that they are a shriveled little minority party that was REJECTED BY THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
I happened to see Tad Devine's interview in the afternoon and his whole face was lit up. He looked totally different. They definitely had the impression of a big Kerry win.
Grandpa, I am shaking with anger.....not 1 minute ago, my 8th grade daughter proceeded to tell me that her Language Arts teacher told her class today that "the entire world is laughing at America for reelecting Bush", she also told them that "Bill Clinton was a genius". My daughter said the teacher also showed the class the UK "Daily Mirror" cover (we live in rural Illinois), asking "how can 54,054,087 people be so dumb?", and told the class she was going to put it on her car. What do I do about this!??
Leave them whimpering in a pool of sweat.
We homeschooled our daughter. I would recommend it to you. My daughter, now 20 and a junior at Rice University voted for Bush.
If you cannot homeschool your kid, I would go to the school and talk to the principal. It is worth a shot.
Then contact your local TV station and your hometown newspaper.
(Howlin, do you think this warrants your ping list?)
Thanks for the response. I wish we had homeschooled them, but they are too old now.......(one in HS). They would hate us if we took them out now. We are raising them to be right thinking people....in fact our son stayed up very late on election night, fervently hoping for a Bush win. I do plan on speaking to the principal, and making it CLEAR that we do not want this teacher talking politics to our daughter. How dare she!?
Thanks, that is good advice. I am not thinking clearly I am so angry!
Any local conservative talk show hosts in your area? Public shaming is the only way to stop these people and make them pay.
If the principal refuses to punish the teacher, you may want to post a thread here detailing what happened, and include the phone number of the school. Bad publicity terrifies public school employees.
No, the local radio station is a CBS affiliate, and leans left. This is a small town with a lot of union members.
"bump" to read later...thanks for posting!
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