…last night when, after a full day of “it’s gonna be a coin-toss!” chanting from the media and leftybots (pardon the redundancy), MPR threw to Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) at 9PM…
…just as NBC, Fox and the AP all more or less simultaneously called the election for Walker as returns showed it wasn’t even going to be close.
And the WPR hosts sounded…crestfallen? Morose? On suicide watch? Big gaps of dead air ensued. the kind of thing that you only hear on Public Radio when things aren’t going according to “The Plan”. The hostess – her name eludes me at the moment, so let’s just call her Greta Leftmeyer – sounded subdued in the kind of way you do when you don’t want to cry. Or that’s how I heard it, anyway.
And Public Radio at all levels – WPR, NPR and “No Rant, No Slant” MPR – have been working overtime to keep Democrats off the suicide watch all day. Notice how few Public or mainstream media operations will refer to Walker beating or defeating Barrett (as he most assuredly did). Their headlines and on-air ledes invariably (!) say Walker “avoided being recalled”, as if it was some closely-decided question, and that that “decisive repudiation of the Democrat, Media and Union petulant push for a mid-cycle putsch” thing never happened. Winston.
The lefty noise machine is already busy trying to rewrite yesterday, to keep the dream alive in the minds of the low-information voters that are the Democrat party’s main demographic.
And the other words you never hear (along with “Defeat”, “Repudiation”, “Crush” or “Ass-Whooping”) is “Tea Party”. Last night was most assuredly proof that the rumors of the Tea Party’s demise were not only premature, they were deception and wishful thinking. The Tea Party is, if anything, much more potent a force than it was three years ago. Back then, it was about carrying signs. Today, it’s about turning low-information voters into smart voters (ergo conservatives) and moving them to the polls.
And the media will softpedal that with all their might.
And, increasingly, they’ll lose.
And that’s a great thing for America.