The Bunker Locks Tighter

Michelle Malkin gets wound up defaming her fellow conservatives for stating the obvious: the Romney 47% video may prove to be a mortal blow for Republicans up and down the ticket this year.

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About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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4 Responses to The Bunker Locks Tighter

  1. Ah … why does Fox think that clip of Obama is some shocking, smoking gun? Aside from the shout out to the union movement and Populists, which I suppose is enough to put a twist in the knickers of already wound-up right wingers, the whole thing is as American, and as bland, as apple pie. Gotta give props to Michelle Malkin. Wish I could breathe fire and speak in full sentences like she does. Feisty!

    • Santi Tafarella says:

      One funny part, around the 1:20 mark, is where Hannity bemoans as scandalous the fact that Obama openly favors “the common good”–code, I suppose, for communism.

      One nation, under 47%, divisible. (And the church said, “Amen.”)

      –Santi

      • I can never figure out if folks like Hannity and Malkin, when they talk like that, are really serious … or if it is just their way of keeping the eyeballs on themselves and the dollars flowing in. Of course, it seems, many of their viewers do take them seriously. I like Jon Stewart better. At least he labels his jokes as jokes, and if the court jester happens to stumble across the truth, well that’s a nice side benefit.

    • Santi Tafarella says:

      Of course, they’re Machiavellians. They’re laughing all the way to the bank and have to have the most stunning contempt for the intelligence of their audiences. How could they not?

      It’s a show, a persona, that they adopt. It’s feigned outrage. On some things they may feel their own outrage–the liar believes his own lies–but most of the time they’re just ginning it up. That’s my theory.

      I’ll recommend a book that perhaps contradicts me, but it is very, very good: “The Righteous Mind.” Maybe they do believe themselves more than I suppose. You can find the book at Amazon, if you’re curious.

      –Santi

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