Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Bizarro Voter

Terence P. Jeffrey gets to the heart of the matter:
Newt Gingrich routed Mitt Romney in South Carolina because he routed the media first. A Public Policy Polling survey of likely South Carolina primary voters completed on Friday revealed that 77 percent said they had an unfavorable opinion of the media. Among the most conservative South Carolina primary voters, fully 89 percent had an unfavorable opinion of the media. The same poll showed Gingrich beating Romney in the primary, 37 percent to 28 percent — fairly close to the actual outcome.

Conservatives not only resent the liberal media for trying to pick the Republican nominee (n.b. the media prefer Romney) but they also resent Republican politicians who, once elected, spend their careers appeasing the media while abandoning conservative principles (n.b. the supine leadership of the Republican party in the House of Representatives). Conservatives want a president whose attitude toward the media matches the attitude Gingrich has shown in recent debates. A president with that kind of attitude, they hope, might actually govern as a conservative.
It's not really about the candidates, it's about sticking it to those jerks in the media, who promote some bizarre world in which rich people have lots of power and fuck anyone they like AND NO REAL AMERICAN WANTS THAT WORLD. Vote Newt!

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12 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Pig Newton's Panzers easily routed Chuck Todd's inferior armored units, and thus conquered South Carolina.
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Dillon said...

Newt's appeal is the same as ambulance chasers like Jim 'The Hammer' Shapiro.

"I may be an SOB, but I'm your SOB".

Substance McGravitas said...

There is value in being a dick.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

You'll be dismayed to kknow, SubMac, that your animations do not make Newticles face any more repulsive than normal.

TruculentandUnreliable said...

Guess I should have read this before I posted at my place about the primary, because really, I had no fucking clue why the fuck it happened.

Is it safe to say we share this country with a large portion of people who have the mindset of whiny, entitled children?

Substance McGravitas said...

I am in favour of you posting more and more and more.

mikey said...

... the supine leadership of the Republican party in the House of Representatives...

Nope.

Fuck 'em. Not going to engage with these dipshits until we are at LEAST arguing about events on the same planet...

Substance McGravitas said...

Maybe it was supposed to be serpentine.

Smut Clyde said...

Conservatives want a president whose attitude toward the media matches the attitude Gingrich has shown in recent debates.

Real Republicans expect their candidate to forcefully reject facts or evidence when these conflict with their preferences? This will not end well.

he routed the media first.

This is an unusual definition of "routed", where the routed party are not diminished in influence or income, and indeed are unaware that the rout. It is on a par with giving oneself a high-5 for speaking harshly of one's opponent, in private. "That showed him!"
Still, now that the meaning of "refute" has been extended to "deny an allegation (without presenting any evidence or argument)", I suppose the revised "rout" might be accepted the same way.

W/v = "derper". I'm sure it's not referring to me.

Substance McGravitas said...

Andy and Jonah and Mark all call bullshit on Newt's media attacks.

Smut Clyde said...

I suppose "Gingrich succeeded by appealing to the voters' dislike of the media" reflects better on the Republican party than "Gingrich succeeded by appealing to the voters' racism and resentment".

I assume that in this case "the media" is specifically Fox News, since (a) the voters are only familiar with the Murdoch press, and (b) only the Murdoch press has an overt preference among candidates (i.e. Santorum).

TruculentandUnreliable said...

I am in favour of you posting more and more and more.

Thank you! BTW, today's post is slightly relevant to this.