Voters on both sides have become more extreme over past 20+ years, and demand the same from their representatives.https://t.co/huTf7g6eZn pic.twitter.com/0bvkbFnCp9— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) October 5, 2017
To save themselves and their co-conspirators and fellow travelers from being run out of this country on a rail, the goons and hacks and greasy little Luntzes who were present at the creation of the American Fascist Party (from the NYT, December 12, 1994) --
"Rush [Limbaugh] is as responsible for what happened here as much as anyone," said Vin Weber, a former Representative from Minnesota, now of Empower America. Citing a poll taken after the election by Frank Luntz, a Republican pollster, Mr. Weber said that people who listened to 10 hours or more a week of talk radio voted Republican by a 3-to-1 margin. "Those are the people who elected the new Congress," he said.
-- and have greased it's filthy skids with our blood and treasure every day since, are now out in force trying once again to to use their privileged access to the the levers of political and media power to absolve themselves of the catastrophes which they created and from which they have profited so handsomely.
And this is why they hate us.
They hate us because we are the ones who know their terrible secret and keep blabbing it out loud to anyone who will listen.
Because we are the ones who know what it really means to invoke the "Both Sides Do It" lie. To profit hugely from selling this lie over and over and over again.
Because we are the ones who know what dreadful, soul-killing price in denial and delusion that lie demands.
Because we are the ones who know the true names of the silky, toxic demons they conjure with that lie, and the terrible power they cede to them every time they tell it.
Because we are the ones who tell the world the truth -- that when the invoke the Both Sides lie, they are begging those demons to please, please, please bury them alive and hide the truth at all costs away because they cannot bear to face it.
They hate us and fear us because in order to for the Both Sides lie to once and for all wipe their depravity from human memory and absolve the goons and hacks and greasy little Luntzes of all the evil they have done, they need to to be buried alive too.*
They hate and fear us because we are doing what journalists should have been doing all along -- seeing the goons and hacks and greasy little Luntzes who delivered our country into the hands of monsters for who and what they really are, and speaking that truth out loud.
They need us to shut the the fuck up.
And they hate and fear us because we will not shut the fuck up.
Behold, a Tip Jar!
*Thanks for the reminder that of course Bill Kristol is all over this scam like a buzzard on road-kill.