Common Leftist Attacks
TAKE ACTION: What are the most common attacks on Governor Palin you hear lately? We need to identify and then refudiate them
Please help with an ongoing project to give people an idea of how to refudiate the consistent attacks made on Governor Palin by the Left, the GOP Cocktail Party establishment, and the agenda-driven media.
Can you name an attack you hear people make on the Governor, most often without any sort of evidence to back it up, or real explanation from the attacker why he feels this way?
Example: “She’s a quitter!”
Example: “She’s too polarizing!”
Example: “She’s unelectable!”
This afternoon, Justin’s helping me design some Debate Prep Cards I want to make that will tackle every one of these attacks you can list for me. I’ll take the time to make these as bullet points so that people can save them, print them out, and maybe cut them into slips they can keep in a recipe box to start preparing them to be surrogate speakers for the Governor after she officially announces her campaign.
I’ve have more information in an essay for each one, but I figure the cards would be a nice study aid just like I used all throughout school for most of my classes. You can keep little cards like this in your bag or in your purse, and whenever you have some time to kill, you can flip through them and start formulating your own “elevator speeches” for how you would convey these focused bursts of information to strangers in the few minutes you might have in front of them responding to one of the attacks on the Governor in person.
Things like this are hard work to put together, but with your help we can hopefully start stealing the Left’s thunder by neutralizing the attacks before they have a real chance to stick.
Can you think of a common attack you notice being repeated often and list a response you have found effective in refudiating it?
As always, be creative, so we can win one for the Saracuda with this!
UPDATE: My friend CJK write in with the following additional request for good, solid Palin-related information:
Saw your latest thread asking for help with refudiating (repudiating?) common barbs heard against Gov. Palin as a potential candidate. I’ve read Going Rogue and America By Heart, but have never seen a truly factual, objective short bio of Gov. Palin from which an individual might glean sufficient facts to develop the two-minute “elevator pitches” needed to respond to the standard clap-trap objections to Gov. Palin. During a quick scan of bios on the internet (Googled “Sarah Palin Bio”) it became apparent that most of these attempt, in some subtle and some not-so-subtle ways, to make Gov. Palin look bad. That includes the one on Wikipedia, which is one of the places where many of the less-informed appear to go to get their info on many subjects. It occurs to me that we really need to find (or draft up) a factual, objective short bio of Gov. Palin for use during the 2012 campaign, and as a source for the two-minute “elevator pitches.” Do you know whether any such short bios exist, or whether any are being written? Thanks again for all you do!
Love and prayers,
Do you know of an excellent, short bio of the Governor? If not what should be included and I will write one that can be told in an elevator speech.
Facebook Focus Group: More evidence of growing dissonace within the gay community as gays suffer in the Obamaconomy
Here’s another “Facebook Focus Group” exchange I lifted off Facebook, where members of the gay community here in Boystown got into a political discussion on someone’s “wall”. The originator of this exchange tried spouting the same tired old cliches against conservatives the Left always trots out — including referring to the majority of Americans as “teabaggers”, as directed by Anderson Cooper of CNN — but surprisingly other gay men chided him for this, refudiating his DNC-approved talking points.
It’s fascinating to see conservatism alive and well in the hearts of many gay people, even though the Left still has a monopoly here in Boystown because of decades of well-orchestrated propaganda that makes gay men in particular attack the conservative side of the aisle for being “evil” on social issues, ignoring the common beliefs these gay guys might have regarding fiscal responsibility.
When the gay community starts noticing and caring that Democrats have nearly spent this country into oblivion by way of bloated entitlement programs, the Democrat party has a real problem on its hands.
The only thing preventing the gay split from the Left, in fact, is the Cocktail Party GOP establishment’s profound stupidity in continuing to allow certain social issues to be used as wedges to keep gays away.
If the Republican Party purely branded itself as the fiscally conservative party and conducted itself strongly this way on all matters — whether there is a stunt, manufactured crisis conjured up by the White House or not — there would be a lot of gays who’d stop listening to the brainwashing and would start voting in their own economic best interests.
Just read the exchange below and see how much potential there is to bring naturally conservative gay guys over to the Republican side of the ballot, if only the Cocktail Party GOP establishment was smart enough to adjust the Republican Party’s branding.
Facebook as Focus Group: Leftists believe Republicans are making Obama look bad to win 2012 election
Recently, I discovered Facebook is the single most valuable tool for mining insights into the thinking patterns (an oxymoron extraordinaire in this case) of the Left.
I monitor the postings of people here in Boystown, looking for their political conversations, to see what the meme is this week in terms of justifying the Obama presidency…or rationalizing how “The One”, as Oprah shilled him, and the false messiah, as the lamestream media built him up to be, has failed so spectacularly in delivering all that promised hopeychange unto Americans.
In the lastest exchange I came across, someone in the middle ventured into a conspiracy theory that Republicans are deliberately trying to make Obama look bad so that a GOP candidate will win the 2012 election. Sister mister, ain’t nobody out there making Obama look bad, okrrrrr. Aunt Fancy’s doing a great job of that on his own.
Here’s the exchange:
Our good friend Patricia sent in the following email exchange that recently transpired between a neighbor, Anne, and herself, with Anne engaging in attacks on Governor Sarah Palin that seem oddly familiar…because they’re almost word-for-word lifted from the media’s usual talking points.
Patricia is no shrinking violet and didn’t take any gruff from Anne. She defended Governor Palin and debated Anne in a calm and reasoned way, which drove Anne into emotional territory where she stooped to expletives and other irrationality that just made her look foolish (more so than usual, according to Patricia).
I’ve reprinted the exchange below to give you an idea how YOU too can counter these tired and familiar attacks on Governor Palin, whether they come to you in email exchanges or happen in the grocery store, at the park, or in the coffee room at the office.
You’re going to keep seeing this same garbage recycled repeatedly for the next year…so it’s important to get in your own mindset to refudiate it.
Poll: 85% of Republican Voters Care More About Government Spending, The Economy and National Security Than Social Issues
Long-time Hillbuzz readers know that we are fighting a war against three enemies: Leftists, The Lamestream Media and Islamofascism. And by “we,” we mean Americans who love our country, work for a living, save for retirement, love the American Dream, respect the rule of law, and honor the Constitution’s limits on government power.
In most cases, The Lamestream Media and The Left are one and the same–98% of Washington Bureau reporters vote for Democrats. And to save our country, we must never forget that virtually all political reporting in America is agenda-driven.
Most members of the Washington Press Corp(se) sincerely believe (or strongly suspect) that all Conservatives are reactionary, raaaaacist, selfish, ignorant, buck-toothed, misogynistic, gullible, Pinto-up-on-cinderblocks, Bible-thumping bigots.
You must never, ever forget this when you’re reading news stories about Sarah Palin, Herman Cain, Ron Paul, Mittens Romney or T-Paw, or any other potential GOP or Tea Party candidate.
Case in point. This past week, the Gallup organization conducted a telephone poll of 971 randomly surveyed Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. The results of this poll are available here.
Gallup asked participants to rate the issues that are most important to them. They are (in order):
- Government spending and power (36%)
- Business and the economy (31%)
- National defense and foreign policy (15%)
- Social issues (15%)
In other words, 85% of Republicans and Republican-leaning Independents care more about everything and anything else than they care about social issues.
To put it another way, social issues are the #1 concern of only 15% of the likely Republican voters surveyed.
The poll also asked to rank GOP candidate preference by issue. So among that 15% social-issues-sliver of Americans, 23% favor Sarah Palin, versus the 18% who favor Mittens Romney.
I’m not a math wizard, but I think that means that less than 4% of Republicans favor Sarah Palin as their #1 choice for President thanks to her positions on social issues.
But you’ll note, that is not the headline of the article at Gallup.com (“Romney’s Appeal Spans the Issues, Palin Leads on Social Values.”) Nor is it the headline of most news stories generated by this poll.
I write headlines for a living. And here are just a few totally accurate headlines I could write based on the results of this Gallup poll.
Read these alternate headlines (all based on the exact same data) and pay attention to how they effect you emotionally. Then ask yourself why the Lamestream Media wouldn’t go with these headlines or write these stories.
- Poll: 85% of Republican Voters Care More About Government Spending, The Economy and National Security Than Social Issues (the headline I chose for this post)
- Non-Candidate Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney Tied Among Foreign Policy Voters
- Poll Confirms Tea Party Platform’s Appeals to GOP Voters
- Ron Paul #2 Choice Among Declared GOP Candidates
- Unknown GOP Candidate Herman Cain Within 3 Points of Mitt Romney Among Voters Concerned About Government Spending
- Herman Cain Beats Newt Gingrich on Foreign Policy, Say GOP Voters
- GOP Voters Favor Ron Paul Over Newt Gingrich and Tim Pawlenty on Business and Economy
- Non-Candidate Sarah Palin Ranked #2 Among GOP Voters Surveyed
- Tim Pawlenty’s Support In Single Digits On All Issues Among GOP Voters
- Herman Cain Ranked #2 Behind Mitt Romney on Government and Deficits by GOP Voters
And yet the media (mark my words) is going to play up Mittens Romney’s “broad-based GOP support” and pigeonhole Sarah Palin as the choice of the rabid religious right. They likely won’t mention Herman Cain at all (except to call him an Uncle Tom) or Ron Paul (except to call him a cranky old man).
Because the media is 100% in the tank for Barack Hussein Obama, and will do anything to make sure he is re-elected. Anything.
And a proven winner of a strategy is to divide and conquer.
In order to squeak out another term, the media and the Obama Regime (redundancy alert!) must create divisions and infighting among voters who are concerned about the size of government, the economy and Islamofacism, because generic GOP candidates always win against generic Democrat candidates in polls on these issues.
And social issues are the executioner’s axe they will use to divide and conquer.
The media works hard every day to convince GOP candidates that they have to focus on social issues like gay marriage and abortion to win. The 2010 midterm Democrat electoral bloodbath proved that this is a Big Lie. The winning platform was the Tea Party platform of smaller, Constitutional government, low taxes and massive spending cuts.
According to these poll results, you also hand the 2012 election to Obama when you use social issues as a “purity test” and threaten to stay home on Election Day to “teach the GOP a lesson” unless the GOP candidate promises to outlaw abortion on January 21st, 2013 (which the president couldn’t do, even if he or she wanted to.)
The truth is that the libertarian vote–estimated to be approximately 14% of the electorate–is key to Republican victory is 2012. As Ronald Reagan said, “I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism.”
In the 2012 election, the libertarian vote will be the swing vote. Not the evangelicals or social issue Republicans.
Keep that in mind as you read stories and watch news coverage of GOP candidates. The Government-Controlled Media is desperate to divide the Obama-defeating voting block that is made up of the GOP, libertarians, Independents, and the Tea Party.
You aid and abet the lamestream media in this quest when you consume news headlines and poll results without thinking or analyzing the motives of the news outlets that are producing them, and then forward these news stories, Eeyore-like, to your friends and family.
Never forget it! If you are a member of The American Resistance, the people writing most of the stories about GOP candidates believe you are a reactionary, raaaaacist, selfish, ignorant, buck-toothed, misogynistic, gullible, Pinto-up-on-cinderblocks, Bible-thumping bigot.
So why on God’s green Earth would you let them pick your candidate for you?
Hillbuzz Blue Team Action Alert: Does White House Propaganda Job Violate Hatch Act and/or FEC Regulations?
As a one-time civil servant, I am well aware of the local and State laws that are intended to prevent government employees from doing electioneering and/or partisan work while on the clock.
So I was stunned to read that the White House — not the Democrat National Committee or Obama’s campaign organization — had hired a civil servant to “squash negative stories” about The Messiah, Our Dear Leader, in “a more aggressive defense of the president and his policies as his re-election campaign gears up,” according to the Huffington Post.
Notice, the descriptions of this new position* don’t refer to the “Director of Progressive Media & Online Response” in terms of correcting inaccuracies (i.e. “fact checking”) but in terms of deleting opposition speech (i.e. “reality checking” and “liberty checking.”)
In other words, the position of “Director of Progressive Media & Online Response” is entirely partisan and election-related.
The White House’s new Troll In Chief, Jesse Lee, launched his official government twitter account with the photo of the killer robot you see above (which would also kind of be a copyright violation, wouldn’t it? When used for official government business, as opposed to “fair use” in satire?)
With just a little Googling, I managed to find references to The Hatch Act, which regulates election activities by government employees on the Federal level.
Here’s the language from the official form you use to report violations of the Hatch Act:
The Hatch Act prohibits federal, District of Columbia, some state and local and nonprofit organization employees from
engaging in certain types of political activities. See 5 U.S.C. §§ 7321- 7326 and 5 U.S.C. §§ 1501-1508.
Federal Employees are generally prohibited from:
1. Using their official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with or affecting the result of an election.
2. Soliciting, accepting, or receiving political contributions (with some exceptions).
3. Running for nomination or as candidates for partisan political office.
4. Soliciting or discouraging the participation in political activity of any person who has business before their
5. Engaging in political activity while on duty, in any room or building occupied in the discharge of official duties,
while wearing a uniform or official insignia, or while using a vehicle owned or leased by the United States
Now, I’m not a lawyer. But I do know that Hillbuzz is read by thousands of people in the Washington, DC area, where lawyers (especially election lawyers) are thick on the ground.
So someone out there can explain to us whether Jesse Lee’s new gig is a violation of the Hatch Act and/or Federal election laws.
And if it is, please feel free to submit your findings on this official form from the Office of Special Counsel.
Blue Team: Activate!
*Apparently the only job ever actually “saved or created” by the Obama administration, according to a commenter on TwitPic, which made us LOL.
Hat tip to alert Hillbuzz reader In DC Troll for this remarkable tidbit at Media Bistro:
The White House has named Jesse Lee to a new position within its communications department titled Director of Progressive Media & Online Response. According to The Huffington Post, Lee will essentially be responsible for building up Obama’s online presence as he prepares for his reelection bid, and squashing any negative stories.
Yes, you heard right! The most open and transparent American administration in history now has a paid-by-taxpayers staffer whose job it is to “monitor” “new media” outlets–like Hillbuzz, for example–to eliminate online criticism of The Won. Makes sense, when you think about it, since the Lamestream Media is already entirely in the tank for Barak Hussein Obama, who is not a Muslim. The only place you will find
criticism accurate reporting about the Obama Regime is online or on talk radio.
This position isn’t funded by the Democrat National Committee or Teh Won’s re-election campaign. It’s an official White House position, a government job, funded by the taxpayers of America, to stifle your First Amendment rights.
Jesse Lee is apparently taking his new position very seriously, if his first tweet is any indication:
How can this possibly be legal? How can a civil servant be working on a re-election campaign from inside the White House? This may be an excellent question for your Senators and Representative.
- Sarah Palin
- Herman Cain
- Ron Paul
And the latest to get the “evil eye” from the White House is New Jersey governor Chris Christy, according to the New York Post.
Despite New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s repeated pronouncements that he will not seek the GOP presidential nomination, Obama operatives are compiling a dossier of what they call “opposition research” — material that could be used to damage Christie if he changes his mind, The Post has learned.
The Obama campaign is trying to keep its efforts from public view, concerned they would only elevate Christie’s already impressive standing within the Republican Party, sources said.
…Christie’s spokesman Mike DuHaime said, “This is just wishful thinking … He is not running, and he is not cracking the door open even a little bit.”
But the efforts of the Obama camp were flattering, DuHaime said. He added that it was “an acknowledgment that Christie is a bold leader successfully taking on big challenges as governor. A leader who cuts spending and takes on the special interests tends to earn notice at the highest levels.”
You can bet that the Obama re-election team’s activities are totally poll-driven. They may be evil, but they’re (unfortunately) not stupid.
If the GOP were “winning-elections”-driven instead of “hobnobbing-at-the-best-cocktail-parties”-driven, they would have noticed that the seminar callers and opposition research isn’t focused on “it’s his turn,” cucumber-and-mayo candidates like Mittens Romney or T-Paw. Why? Because the Obama team knows they’re beatable.
No, the concern trolls, seminar callers and opposition research team (i.e. Mainstream Media) are ramping up attacks against declared candidates Herman Cain and Ron Paul (actually, Ron is just as frequently attacked by Establishment Republicans in violation of the Reagan Doctrine). And preemptive strikes are aimed at potential candidates Sarah Palin (okay, they’ve never stopped, not for one day since 2008) and Chris Christie.
Team Obama is terrified that a real statesman (or stateswoman) who puts America first and a political career second will be nominated by the GOP.
They were terrified of Trump, because Trump tells it like it is, with no concern whatsoever about raising money or getting re-elected. They are terrified of Herman Cain for the same reason. Herman Cain is retired, has a great family, and doesn’t care about a second term as President. He won’t start running his re-election campaign in February, 2013. Instead, he’ll start fixing the country and undoing the damage inflicted by our non-Marxist, non-Muslim post-racial President.
The Leftists and Mainstream Media (redundancy alert) are absolutely determined to pick John McCain II on our behalf. It is up to Conservatives, Libertarians, Independents, Reagan Democrats, and Tea Party Republicans to take ownership of the primary process, do our own vetting, ignore the Mainstream Media, and nominate a no-B.S. leader who loves American more than he or she loves the idea of a second term and attending the best cocktail parties.
(Moderator’s Note: The following guidelines for dealing with Concern Trolls and Eeyores are excerpted from a post by Kevin DuJan that originally ran on January 10, 2010. As the 2012 election process gets underway, it’s vitally important for members of the American Resistance to be able to spot and eliminate Concern Trolls and Eeyores, both online and in real life.)
Some of you have asked us to further explain the difference between Concern Trolls and Eeyores. Well, here goes.
Concern Troll = someone who posts on a board, forum, or article and says things like:
* “You know, I really like Scott Brown, but it’s Massachusetts, and even though he’s had a surge, it’s Massachusetts, so we should stop phone-banking or working hard and just give up. It’s Massachusetts”.
* “Oh, I’ve been so proud of how hard Hillary Clinton has been fighting, but there’s no way she’s going to win Ohio. This is the best board ever, and we all love Hillary, but I heard on MSNBC that Obama has it all sewed up, so for the good of the party she should just quit and drop out of the race. I like her, but I think we need to just give up now.”
* “You know, I didn’t like Sarah Palin at first, but then, wow, she gave a great speech at the convention and I think she has a good heart. Such cute kids, too! But, really, I hate to say she’s not ready yet to be Vice President, but she’s not. I think we just need to accept that and move on”.
Concern Trolls use a lot of “I Statements”, the kind bad therapists tell sociopaths to use more of so that they trick parole boards into releasing them. “I think”, “I feel”, “I believe”, etc. They have a three-pronged, four or five sentence max, little system:
(A) Establish some positive connection to whatever the thread is about, but using “I Statements” to say things like: “I like Scott Brown”, “I didn’t like Sarah Palin at first but”, “I’ve been so proud of Hillary Clinton”, etc. The example about Palin is good because one of the other things they try to do is establish some sort of false-honesty by seemingly admitting something to the board, so that they generate a fake credibility, among other oxymorons. “I didn’t like her at first, but, now I do, and I’ve thus established you can trust me because I shared that secret, now listen to me when I tell you to sit your butts home and let Democrats win. Otay? Buh-bye!”
(B) Tell everyone they all worked hard and note how impressed the troll is with all of you (“This is the best board ever!”), and then express “concern” that people are getting their hopes up too much and that people need to not waste their energy on the task at hand. “We’ve all worked hard, but now it is time to give up and do nothing so that Democrats can catchup and beat us”.
(C) Flat-out, using “I Statements”, tell everyone to just give up, but without making imperative statements that would come off as commands and piss people off. So, they don’t say, “You have to just stop and give up now so Democrats can win”. Instead, they say, “I think we’re all just really tired. We put up a good fight. But the Boston Globe poll says Coakley’s ahead by 15 points, and it is Massachusetts, so we should just all put our diapers on, sit in the corner, and fill them, all day, doing nothing productive, until someone can come and change us. That’s what I am going to do, and I have been the biggest supporter of our candidate ever. I love this board!”
Concern trolls are often, but not always, paid operatives who quite possibly work in little boutique PR and Public Strategies consulting firms in major cities. Chicago has DOZENS of these. We know — we’ve worked in these offices. Where do you think we learned everything we tell you?
Eeyores are different from Concern Trolls even if the end result is the same, to demoralize supporters of one candidate so the other candidate can win.
We came up with the term Eeyores to describe people in our ranks during the Clinton campaign who would depress other volunteers with their pessimism, negativity, and “there’s no way we can win!” nonsense. These are people who get all their news from CNN and MSNBC without realizing that CNN and MSNBC have agendas and deliberately lie to push them.
Eeyores LOVE emailing people negative articles. It’s sick, actually.
Concern trolls WANT you to give up; Eeyores don’t want you to give up and don’t want the opponent to win, but don’t realize they are sabotaging all efforts you’re making.
Concern Trolls DELIBERATELY lower morale.
Eeyores lower morale unintentionally.
They just can’t shut their damn mouths and need to keep venting their pessimism, spreading their little black rainclouds everywhere. It’s frustrating.
Eeyores are actually FAR MORE DANGEROUS and harder to deal with, because they are often your friends. In our case, with Hillary Clinton, Eeyores were people we liked very much — but the time and energy it took to keep these people propped up, and to talk them down off ledges they got on whenever Tim Russert starting bellowing “Just quit already!” really distracted us from other things we needed to do.
It cost us AT LEAST three essays a day we could have written…about 100 phone calls a day we could have made…or just plain old sleep we missed because we were refuting, bit by bit, everything the MSNBC/CNN propaganda machine was putting out there to discourage Hillary’s voters and lower our turnout on election day.
HillBuzz itself, this site, exists because of Eeyores, actually. It’s why we started this site, because the constant emails from 50 or so of these people on our list of 500 volunteers took so much time to address that we just started posting what we would have written to these people individually on this site. We never intended this to be a national site. It was strictly for Chicago Hillary volunteers, so we could share articles to refute what the MSM propaganda machine was doing, and to give people tips to fight Concern Trolls and combat Eeyorism in their own midst.
(Moderator’s Note: We’re re-running this Concern Trolls vs Eeyores identification guide because of a comment that came in today. Is it a concern troll? An Eeyore? A totally innocent reader just sharing his honest opinion? Should we delete it, or allow it to stand? Would you have recognized this as “trolling” before you became a Hillbuzz reader? Have you ever written anything like it yourself? Do you find it demoralizing? Hillbuzzers, please examine the following comment and share your critique. Please explain your reasoning.)
Thank you for the invite to post here boyz. I am a Romney supporter, and after being blasted…actually savaged here by many of you Palin supporters, I have opted not to have any further discussions on this site. While I understand that Palin is your number one choice for the nominations, the continuing barrage of insults to any other potential Presidential candidates (“soggy cucumber sandwiches”) has become not only tiresome, but offensive. Even worse, the insults I and others have had to endure from Palin supporters has only fed the reputations that Palin supporters can be the nastiest political group of people in cyberspace.
I am not trying to be intentionally mean or condescending here, only honest about my feeling about Hillbuzz for the past year or so. Since I found this site before the 2008 elections, I have enjoyed reading the various commentaries. I even wrote to Rush Limbaugh urging him to check out his site. I was even delighted to hear him mention it only a few days later on his radio show.
Since Obama was elected, I have been a little perplexed by the nonstop Palin worship going on here, especially with how I was viciously attacked for not supporting her to run for President out of concern that independent voters would not back her, handing four more years to Obama. The attacks were nonstop and relentless. I could not have a rational discuss on this site anymore. That’s it why I stopped posting.
If you have noticed that traffic on this site has dwindled, perhaps you should take note that the Palin supporters here need to tone down their rhetoric and be respectful to those who don’t support a Palin run for the Presidency. This site has a lot of potential and should be more welcoming to those who support different candidates. Perhaps then again, this is exactly what is article is all about.
So…what’s your verdict? Was this comment written by a Concern Troll, Eeyore, or Innocent Bystander?
H/T to longtime HB reader Marian for alerting us to this exceptional post at BigJournalism.com:
If you’re new to Hillbuzz, “concern trolling” may be a new one on you. Please refer back to one of Kevin DuJan’s brilliant Troll Dissection 101 posts to learn how to pick these trolls apart.
The “Concern Troll” is typically a Democrat National Committee, ACORN, SEIU or Soros-funded operative who is paid to sit in his mom’s basement in his Incredible Hulk Underoos and post fraudulent comments on blogs like Hillbuzz.
The ultimate goal of a Concern Troll is to get
Barry Sotero Barak Hussein Obama re-elected and/or destroy the American way of life. Concern Trolls accomplish this by impersonating Conservative, GOP, Libertarian and Tea Party voters who love (Sarah Palin/Herman Cain/a Balanced Budget Amendment/killing Obamacare/saving America) but are (concerned/worried/upset/unsure/doubtful/afraid) that (she’s not serious/it’s too hard/the media won’t like us/I’ll lose my Facebook friends/he’s unelectable/we can’t win).
Concern trolls are paid to post comments that will:
- Demoralize the American Resistance
- Suppress Conservative, GOP, Libertarian and Tea Party voter turnout
- Sow strife and create arguments between Conservative, GOP, Libertarian and Tea Party voters so they attack each other instead of the Left
Most real Concern Trolls are bought and paid for by the Left (often using money that was extorted from rank-and-file union members in the form of dues that are then donated to outfits like the DNC.) It is literally their job to conduct PsyOps campaigns against you, the typical Hillbuzz reader who loves America.
Unfortunately, there are plenty of people in the Cocktail Party who sound like Concern Trolls when they’re discussing “declassé, low-brow, unserious, unelectable” candidates like Herman Cain and Sarah Palin. (And unfortunately, the GOP versions of concern trolls are such saps that they do it for free.)
Concern trolls are dangerous because they’re effective. But like cockroaches, they scatter when exposed to sunlight…so be sure you know how to recognize them and stamp them out wherever you encounter them.