The leftie loons have painted themselves into a corner. While all their anti-Tea Party rhetoric, crazed rantings, and false accusations have served to bolster the conservative revival in this country, the left has created a Catch-22 for itself. They’ve done such a job on the Tea Party that citizen lefties (those who haven’t actually joined the movement or been moved to be sympathetic to it) have utterly dismissed it as the “fringe” group of racist wingnuts. Why? Because that’s what they’ve been told. Repeatedly.
The people pulling the puppet strings are starting to get nervous about the situation, however, because it turns out that their campaign against the Tea Party has failed and that the Tea Party is actually making a difference, even threatening their progressive agenda. Now they are hurriedly trying to change the narrative, tweak it to light a fire under the now-complacent lefties who think that all is well with the world now that BO is running it. So just how do you rally the leftie zombies when they don’t see a threat, haven’t been told that the Tea Party movement is actually making a difference?
One of the opening images of this bizarre “documentary” is of the 9/12 March on Washington:
I was shocked to see this. I think it’s the first time it’s been shown on MSNBC (it may have been, but I somehow doubt it). Compare that with the . . . um, different image that AP published:
Gives a slightly different impression, right?
The narrative this time is not going to be that a few thousand stragglers from the right wing-nut fringe showed up to “threaten democracy” with their rabid exercise of their freedom to assemble and freedom of speech. Nope. This time, it’s that these people represent a huge and therefore threatening percentage of the right, the “new” right. A right riddled with militias and violence, a right that is overflowing with seething hatred of black people, a right resentful of the “upper” and “political classes,” and a right that is to be feared. Deeply feared, and that’s the key. This entire “documentary” is geared toward undoing the dismissive and mocking rhetoric of the “past” (um, like last week) and kicking it up a few notches to “oh my God, these people are going to kill us in our beds.”
Is this “documentary” too little, too late? I think so. Matthews himself has lost that tingly feeling, and his viewers are unhappy with the Traitor in Chief, whom they are finally seeing as nothing but a lying moron who can’t manage anything, even his own perpetual (and failing) campaign. The lefties who already feared the “new right” will continue to do so, but the liberals who catch this may make a few connections, see that they’ve been lied to not just by BO but by the state-run media. They may wonder why the narrative about the Tea Party has taken such a huge and sudden turn, why they are being told now that there is much to fear, nothing to laugh at, and everything to “get fired up” about.