The LSM and BO team must be horrified and scared right now. Very horrified. Very scared. (Is it bad that this thought makes me smile?)
So the LSM rolls out this interview with Newt’s second wife (he’s on three now, for those keeping count), and they roll it out amid a flurry of releases trying to make it sound like they were so torn about what on earth would be the “responsible” thing to do with this earth-shattering, election-turning news (well, to be fair, it was the latter . . . just not as they’d planned and hoped).
We all know what they were doing, including with the supposed concerns about airing the interview so close to the SC election. They wanted Newt out, and they wanted to make themselves appear to be concerned about the ethics of personal attacks on a conservative candidate (like that bothered them while they were flaying Sarah Palin or destroying Herman Cain). That was the goal of the whole thing; why even interview his ex-wife, after all the interviews she’s already given, there was little “new” in there, after all. They thought they understood those RAAAAACIST, gun-clinging, Bible-thumping rednecks in the republican party; they thought they had just the thing to make conservatives not vote for Newt. (Rather reminds me of their small-minded attacks on Herman Cain.)
So they dropped this “bomb” on Newt, then stood back to enjoy the fall-out that they expected (nothing short of Newt failing so abysmally in SC that he’d withdraw from the race, though I’m sure a couple hoped he’d just quit on the spot).
Except this happened instead:
And everyone, even non-Newt fans (like me), stood up and cheered. And cheered.
Then Newt won South Carolina. Okay, he didn’t just “win” it, he really really won (claiming all voting demographics, etc.), including among evangelicals. This last must have floored the LSM and BO team (not sure why I write about them as if they’re separate, the LSM is on Team BO).
The LSM and the (rest of the) BO team just don’t understand, can’t possibly understand, what is going on in this country. They don’t understand that the spirit of America is not only alive and well but chomping at the bit to take our country back. They don’t get the outrage at all that has happened, all that they’ve done. They still seem to believe that this is 2008, or maybe 2006 when they could say anything, do anything, lie about anything, and the American people shrugged sleepily and nodded back into their slumber.
It’s not ’06; it’s not ’08. The race card is expired, and now their other pet bludgeon has turned into a magic wand of conservative electoral victory. If they aren’t freaking out right now about November 2012 and doing some serious adjustment to their thinking about this country, conservatives, and about their strategy, they’re going to lose in November. Big. And we all know they are incapable of thinking clearly or well about conservatives or America, so I’m feeling pretty hopeful about our voting that Marxist America-hating thug-who-wants-to-be-king out of office in November.