Chanting Points Memo: Repeat A Big Lie Often Enough

I am hosting a debate in five minutes.

I’m calling Mark Dayton’s office to invite him.

HAH! He declined!

What is he hiding?

Nothing, of course; I threw a debate with five minutes’ warning, on a day when Mr. Dayton is likely out preening for his donors campaigning somewhere.

Pretty stupid, huh?

Not much different than the tempest in a Kombucha-bottle the local Sorosphere ginned up over yesterday’s “Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities” “debate” in Winona.

“Why does Emmer hate ‘Greater Minnesota'”, chanted any number of leftyblogs earlier in the week.

A source close to the campaign scoffed at their mock victorian vapours.  “We told them we had a prior conflict”, he said.  The fundraiser has been on the calendar for quite some time, and “since we’re not funded by independent expenditures, we have to raise the money”.

Which doesn’t prevent the Strib and the sorosphere’s chatbots from acting like the absence was a suprise.

Just like they did at the “Green Issue Forum” debate the day after the GOP conventi0n last May.  Even though Emmer had declined the invitation out of hand – it concided with his youngest son’s first communion – the leftymedia and Strib (ptr) feigned Captain Reneault-like shock, shock that Emmer didn’t make it to the debate.

Like Emmer’s “absences”, the “DWI convictions” and the “push to lower DWI penalties”, it’s not just a lie; it’s a Big Lie, an out-of-context factoid that the DFL and media (ptr) is repeating endlessly for the benefit of those too incurious to dig beneath the headlines, but whose vote counts the same as yours anyway.

More next week.

Much more.

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6 thoughts on “Chanting Points Memo: Repeat A Big Lie Often Enough

  1. According to the CGMC yesterday, the debate was scheduled in June. Emmer regularly schedules fundraisers two months in advance? Can you tell me what fundraisers he has scheduled the second week in October, please?

  2. Jeff,

    My source says it was scheduled before Emmer gave any commitment on the debate. You wanna prove it wrong, go to it. You might need some actual evidence, of course.

    Can you tell me what fundraisers he has scheduled the second week in October

    Get on the phone and ask ’em yourself. Plato Blvd is not the source of all news.

  3. One of the hardest tasks in the world: Prepping Dayton for a real debate.

    How will the media and DFL structure the debates as not to make Dayton look like The Blunderer?

  4. Well, it’s after 4 pm and I still haven’t heard back from the Emmer campaign to confirm when the fundraiser was first planned. For what it’s worth, his website currently only shows a single fundraiser, 3 days out.

    You’ll have to forgive me if I find it hard to believe he had that fundraiser scheduled two months in advance.

  5. Well, it’s after 4 pm and I still haven’t heard back from the Emmer campaign

    Cry me a river. I’ve been waiting two years to hear back from Franken, A-Klo, Ellison and McCollum.

    I find it hard to believe he had that fundraiser scheduled two months in advance.

    I bring sources. You bring feelings.

    Kinda sums up the difference between conservative blogging and liberal blogging, dinnit?

    (Yeah, cheap shot. I learned it from ABM).

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