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In Wisconsin, the farmers join in

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The protests in Wisconsin are growing, and now the farmers have joined in. The Crooks and Liars blog mentions this telling commentary from a Fox News shouting head who thank goodness I’ve never heard of, Jay Townsend:

TOWNSEND: I take away this. Number one, elections have consequences. Number two, unions will never have any trouble renting a riot, and number three, when you gore that pig and wound it, it can make a lot of noise, and that’s the message I would take out of this.

So Townsend would have us believe that these 100,000 people, including the farmers, were rented, the way a few busloads of Tea Party protesters were rented by the Koch brothers. He also reveals that he believes that working people — or at least unionized working people — are pigs. He calls it a riot, which it wasn’t. And he reveals his hypocrisy about elections: Elections have consequences when Republicans win them, but elections are illegitimate when anyone else wins.

What I take away from this is that right-wing propagandists are angry, frustrated, and even a bit scared, because they’re forced to face the fact that their state-of-the-art propaganda doesn’t work on everyone. This must truly frighten the right wing, because they know that they can’t win elections without deceiving large numbers of voters. Having overplayed their hand in Wisconsin, they now face the possibility of recall elections and a massive, reality-driven backlash in which their propaganda has stopped working.

One Comment

  1. dcs1964 wrote:

    I’m with you all the way, of course. I’ve been glued to the coverage of protests in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana and Michigan.

    However, no one seems willing to ask the most obvious question of all: How could the voters in all of these states have been SO STUPID!?!? They handed over their governors mansions and their state houses to the GOP — the party that wrecked America — then they have the gall to act shocked and surprised?

    My sympathy meter dropped by at 25 percent while typing that.


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