Sunday, September 23, 2007

Turning Facts on Their Head as Only Brummett Can Do

Is it A, B, C, or D?

I don't have time to de-construct all of the delusions Brummett expressed in his column today, but I thought I'd throw a few out there. Half the column was spent dismissing the idea that illegals commit a lot of other crimes. Apparently, the man does not read his own newspaper, or get out much for that matter.

Here are some other jewels of non-reason from his screed today:

Name an Arkansas Republican getting elected in recent years to a statewide office. That's Mike Huckabee. He was always tolerant on illegal immigration.

The Huckster's pro-illegal views were not widely known until after he was elected to his last term. His stock plummeted like Enron from that point forward, and his stand on the issue may yet cost him the Presidency as it may have McCain. I doubt he will bust a quarter of the vote in the primary on Feb. 5th. Huckabee was not elected because he was pro-illegal, and the only reason it did not hurt him more is that his views were not well known at the time- thanks in part to newspaper guys like Brummett.

Name an Arkansas Republican getting swamped for statewide office in recent years on account of seeming extreme. That would be Jim Holt, who always wanted to round them up and send them back, especially if they came in for medical care.

This is the reasoning of a man who needs to get back on his meds or a corporate media hack- the symptoms are often indistinguishable. Holt did not lose that election because of his stand on illegal immigration. Indeed, he got more votes than any other Republican in Arkansas that year despite being disproportionately outspent. All Republicans in 06 had a mill stone around their necks named Jorge Bush, and his arrogant intransigence on illegal immigration was exhibit "A" in his mill-stonedness! The Democrats shifted money to the Lt Governor's race when they realized Holt was the only one close in the polls. They did not shift money to Halter to tell people that Jim Holt was against illegals, they told people that Holt was against their social security and other assorted lies.

Name the front-running Republican presidential candidate. That's Rudy Giuliani, who once touted his New York City as a haven for illegals.

Name the Republican presidential candidate most adamantly against illegal immigration. Can't do it, can you? His name is something like Tancredo. He's at zero-point-zero in the polls.

Of course Giuliani is leading in the "polls". At this point, they are all name ID as the general public, even the average primary voter, knows little about the candidates. If the average reader "can't name" Tancredo, it is not because they dislike Tancredo's policies on immigration (which better known candidates are trying to emulate), but rather because the corporate media enforces a near black-out of Tancredo coverage relative to Guiliani coverage. That is regular polls, but straw polls are different. They are a "leading indicator" because they are attended by those devoted enough to inform themselves of things that the general public will only later know. In those, Rudy is getting slaughtered by Tancredo and a lot of other candidates who are stealing Tancredo's issue. Look for Rudy to sink once his true stance on illegals is better known.

For Brummett to write the things he put in his column today he must be either A) Delusional, B) a Corporate Media Hack who is trying to bludgeon the public into letting go of their legitimate concerns because crooked business interests want them to, C) a blithering idiot, or D) Some combination of A, B, and C.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd say when Brummett and the leadership of the Republican Party are on the same page there is a problem.

2:09 PM, September 23, 2007  
Blogger Curious George said...

I can't believe that I am quoting one in the three of the Rudy McRomney trio, but Mitt Romney put it best:

When Republicans act like Democrats, America loses

Here! Here!

7:24 PM, September 23, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lies are all Brummett has to defend his positions.

Ask yourself John, if you have to slander others to build your case, maybe- just maybe- you could be wrong.

11:43 AM, September 25, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good analysis, Mark.

3:07 PM, September 25, 2007  

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