[ Photo sent around via email depicting Barack Obama as the “everlasting jobstopper”; a nice piece of creativity en route to Trick or Treat season ]
Someone asked me why a “DOOM ANTIDOTE” is still needed when it looks like since the Denver debate not even the most conniving of Tokyo Roses in conservative ranks has been able to rev the Eeyores out there up with any “We’re doomed!” reports of “Obama’s winning this!”. Something magical happened at that debate between Romney and Obama that has prevented the Democrats’ Ministry of Truth (Minitru, for short) in the national media from being able to claim that “Romney’s campaign is imploding!” or “Obama’s inevitable!”. None of that was ever true. Romney was never in trouble. Romney’s campaign has been well-run, professional, competent, and I think brilliant at times. But Minitru was succeeding for a while in revving up the Eeyores (those selfish, attention-seekers out there who enjoy any excuse to bray “We’re doomed!” so they can solicit comfort and reassurance from those around them…if you can’t tell, I have a hard time stomaching these people because they really are energy vampires and emotional terrorists) to damage the Romney campaign from within its own ranks by causing Republicans to curl up into fetal positions and abandon the race. Why Eeyores believe a damn word that Minitru tells them on their tee-vee or in newsprint is a question I’ve struggled with for four and a half years now, since I first identified Eeyores as a major problem in the 2008 presidential primaries. What makes Eeyores so dangerous is that often times the Eeyore doesn’t even realize the damage he or she is doing and won’t stop to think about how much his or her panicked actions actually help Democrats (the people the Eeyore supposedly doesn’t want to win the election).
A few weeks ago, I turned the Daily Open Thread into a “Doom Antidote” because I principally grew tired of seeing Tokyo Roses like Erik Erikson at RedState.com, Allahpundit at HotAir.com, Peggy Noonan at the WSJ, and George Will (wherever he’s kept) write headlines full of DOOM for Romney that had no basis in reality, but were instead rooted in the lies that Minitru was pushing in skewed polling. Do not for a second think these people did not know what they were doing — all of them were deliberately breeding Eeyores in conservative ranks to help Minitru solidify a meme that Obama was unbeatable. The only way the Left’s propaganda lies could seem legitimate to many Eeyores was if conservative writers pushed them too. I am sure Erik Erikson, in particular, knew what he was writing about DOOM in the polls for Romney was wrong…but he did it anyway because it no doubt curried favor with his bosses at CNN, who now pay him to be a “go-to conservative” pundit when programs on the tee-vee call for one. “Allahpundit” is an anonymous writer, which I think shouldn’t be allowed at HotAir, and uses a picture of a sad looking dog as his headshot…but he largely worked in concert with Erikson to demoralize readers of that other site by claiming Minitru’s rigged polls for Obama were genuine.
None of the pre-debate propaganda is working, so the Tokyo Roses have backed off…for now…but I’m sure they’ll be back. Most of them have financial incentives to push whatever meme the Left wants them to push and they all very much enjoy the kudos from Minitru for writing the kinds of stories that breed Eeyores and demoralize conservatives. I’ve said before that I think there needs to be professional consequences of some kind for all these people after Romney wins the election so that in the future conservative writers don’t clandestinely help Democrats the way Erikson, Allahpundit, Noonan, and Will have in this election. You just can’t be a considered a real conservative writer if you see dollar signs in the air when you decide to purposefully write things designed to bolster lies the Left is telling to hurt a Republican candidate in an important election. That should not be allowed to happen without a major outcry in conservative ranks.
I’m watching every day for these people to get back to their old games, and I hope you’re watching too. So the DOOM ANTIDOTE continues through the election because the DOOM REPORTS could recommence at any moment. There is too much financial incentive for Erik Erikson, in particular, not to use his site to try helping Obama again the way CNN wants him to do. Always be vigilant against and mindful of DOOM REPORTS and call them out as such when you see them.
Speaking of seeing things…yesterday you might have missed an article by Mike Flynn over at Breitbart.com that dealt with Democrats’ disaster in Illinois regarding their redistricting schemes. Read the whole thing, but the takeaway is that Democrats had the power in this state to redistrict however they wanted and to essentially carve up the Congressional races this year to their maximum advantage. When doing this, they assumed that everything Minitru said about Obama and the 2008 race was true and that his election was “a transformational one” that would lead to “permanent Democrat majorities” for years to come. The plan was to redistrict Illinois so that Democrats would pick up 5 or 6 new seats in the state and this would be part of how Democrats “took back the House”. Instead, the way the 2012 election is playing out, Democrats will pick up ZERO seats in Illinois because 2008 was a fluke and not a transformational election at all.
You kind of need to go with your gut here for a minute and please let me know in comments if you can’t see this instinctively on your own…but this is a harbinger of massive destruction for Democrats in the November election if all their plans for picking up seats in Illinois’ Congressional races have collapsed. This means Democrats grossly overestimated their level of support in this country and they believed their own 2008 hype. THAT means that 2008 really was a fluke and a fad and Democrats foolishly believed that all the mass-hysteria in support of Obama the candidate was some sort of permanent love affair the American people were strangely also having with the same Democrat agenda of “transformation” for this country that voters had rejected for decades.
Democrats rigged the Illinois redistricting based on their belief that suddenly the country would vote massively in favor of Democrats in all future elections…and the redistricted races were setup so that Democrat candidates would win in cake walks. Instead, Republicans are winning in places that Democrats should have cruised to election or re-elecion with ease. If this is happening in Illinois, which was the Democrats most favored “home field” then it’s happening all across the country too. Democrats do not have 1/4 of the support from the public that they believed they had since they presumed that 2008 was “transformational” and not a fluke.
THIS is why all the polls that Minitru has forced on you are so wrong…they, too, assumed that 2008 provides a valid benchmark of support for Democrats…and no one is treating it like the fad and fluke that it really was. I think this is because, largely, we’ve never had a presidential election fad in this country before where a candidate like Obama becomes a “happening” like the Cabbage Patch Kids, New Kids on the Block, leg warmers, Furrbies, or Beanie Babies and rational people get sucked up into zealous craziness wanting to participate in the sugar-high of the fad…before the whole thing crashes down to Earth and everything related to the fad ends up in the discount remainders bin.
THAT is where Democrats are right now in 2012. THAT is why the redistricted Illinois races are not going the way Democrats planned. THAT is why Republicans will keep the House, take the Senate, and send Romney/Ryan to the White House.
Now, Minitru’s main job is to convince you that your own eyes are lying and that Obama is EVEN MORE popular than ever but all you need to do is drive around your home town to know that the Obama fad from 2008 long ago ended. I think it crested in mid-January 2009, right around the time of his Inauguration, and was definitely over by the time Democrats were forcing Obamacare through the Senate despite the cries of constituents to not ram through something so nation-changing WITHOUT EVEN READING THE BILL FIRST. By 2010, everything Obama-related was in the remainders bin like discarded Beanie Babies. There has been no massive rediscovery of the Obama fad in 2012 and there never will be because this is not how fads work. They are never rediscovered and made hot again. Some fads attempt to come back, true, but they are never the same “happening” and are just mainly for nostalgists.
The only people voting for Obama in this election are those who’ll vote Democrat no matter who the candidate is and those people who are nostalgic for the Hope and Change that Obama promised in 2008 that these people really believed would magically change their lives. No new people are added to Obama’s fad, and many of those formerly infatuated with his fad have moved on from their lives and away from him. He does not win the election as a result.
If you have any attention-seeking Eeyores in your life or if you see writers like Erik Erikson trumpeting Minitru’s talking points in favor of Obama, please remind them of all this and ask them if anything they are saying logically meshes with what you can see WITH YOUR OWN EYES. The excitement and love affair is just not there for Obama in 2012 and he honestly seems to know it based on the performance he gave at that debate in Denver. The thrill is gone. The current president was either seriously depressed, physically ill, or on drugs at that debate. I think it’s a mix of all three. He reminded me of a water-stained, dusty, mold-covered Beanie Baby that has been living in the attic in a cardboard box for the last four years…since the person who once loved it so much moved on to something else and left it up there.
This man is not winning anything in November. He is going to lose, and lose big.
Just how big is the question of the moment and I don’t know how to answer that because we’ve never been in a position like this, where someone was elected to the presidency in a fad and the fad expires abruptly before even the mid-way point of his presidency. I think Election Day is going to be beyond brutal for Obama. I think people feel betrayed and duped…and are angry enough to deliver Democrats more than a few surprises. If the Illinois redistricted Congressional races are not going as planned for Democrats and these contests were SPECIFICALLY designed to be cake walks for their candidates…then just imagine how decimated the Left is going to be in places where they couldn’t hand-pick the boundaries of the election.
I think we’re going to see states Democrats have always counted on flip to Romney. I think all previous firewalls of the Left are going to collapse. I really see something like an eruption of Mount Vesuvius leveling the Democrat Party wherever it stands, coast to coast.
These are the last days of the Obama regime…the final collapse of the notion of his fad…and I hope it all takes Minitru and the Tokyo Roses in conservative ranks down with it.
This is an Open Thread so please tell us what’s on YOUR mind.
Do you agree with the above and see it happening near you?
Give us a Ground Report from your part of the country! Remember: Minitru won’t report on what’s happening by you. What YOU see and hear is more important than anything MSNBC or CNN is saying. So please chime in with a ground report of how you think your neighbors in your state will be voting. It is crucial to this election to get that word out because it directly contradicts any DOOM REPORTS that Minitru tries running to breed Eeyores in Republican ranks. Eeyores are really Obama’s last hope for reelection. It’s our job to shut Eeyores down. You can help by providing insight into what’s happening on the ground by you that will force even the worst of the Eeyores to realize that Minitru is lying to them again and there is no way Obama is going to win.
The real question is just how much he’ll lose by…so let’s do all we can to make it a HUGE and UNPRECEDENTED loss for Democrats!
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