Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Democrats' Nurmeburg Rally Begins

And it will feature strategically placed "real people", specially trained and scripted.

Pickler reports that the Obama campaign “formally invited these people” (um, “people?”) to Denver, “providing airfare, lodging and great seats to watch Obama accept the nomination from a circular stage on the 50-yard line at Invesco Field.”

“Great seats” to the (sold-out) Obama Show, Pickler says! (Why let “the GOP” have all the fun with “characterizations of [Obama] as an out-of-touch celebrity?”)

Lest you think the “real people” will be keeping it real (“real?”), Pickler writes that “professional speechwriters are helping prepare their remarks…And just like any senator or other VIP speaker, an assigned staff member will oversee their schedules and logistical movements, including media interviews, speech coaching and on-stage rehearsals.”
The AP story which ended up getting picked up far and wide was purged of any reference to them being flown in, trained to speak publicly in a "real" sounding way, and given tactically structured and timed scripts.

As usual, their tack is an attempt at impersonating actual Americans. All I can see by way of the coverage is that the press simply doesn't question anything about the left. As awkward and implausible as it all looks, they play along. Michele Obama is suddenly transformed into someone who has never harbored a negativity for America, people with Kennedy signs suddenly appear from somewhere - "spontaneously". Suddenly we are a nation of people who may pity ourselves because we proudly and meekly suffer working 9 jobs, etc., etc., etc.

Like the last however-many Democrat candidates have come up with of course, Barack Obama, a confused pacifist, is implausibly compared to John F. Kennedy, a war veteran who stared the Soviets down, and lowered taxes. No questions are asked, in spite of an otherwise inexplicable 240 point drop in the Dow.

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