At the end of the classic movie the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy desperately wants to go home. To do this she must follow the instructions of Glinda, the Good Witch. Glinda directs Dorothy to click the heels of her ruby red slippers together three times. Then she is told to think to herself, “There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home.” Her wish is granted and she awakes in her bed back home in Kansas.
The Democrats seem to believe this magical process actually works. In their case, they repeat ad nauseam, “There are no scandals. There are no scandals. There are no scandals.” I can’t verify whether or not they wear red slippers. But, probably.
Bill Clinton was the master of this ploy. We all remember his magical incantation: “I did not have sex with that woman! I did not have sex with that woman! I did not have sex with that woman!” He might have slipped this one by without any further repercussions, but the sperm laden dress was discovered. “Ooops, Ok, so I did have sex with that woman. Well, it wasn’t really sex. Oral sex doesn’t count.”
In today’s scenario as the NSA, IRS, and DOJ scandals dominate the news, the Democrats continue to try to conjure up new realities. Their attempts to speak things out of existence are almost humorous in light of all the evidence that has already surfaced. However, it becomes tragic and threatening because they get away with this type of tactic all too often. Just when you think that no one could believe this….they do!
Another big concern to me is that Democrats continue to out maneuver the Republicans on many levels on a regular basis. They have several ongoing advantages over Republicans that are hard to counteract.
First, Democrats know exactly how to engage people’s emotions. Emotions usually override logic or facts. This is why, for example, Barach Obama was twice elected in spite of “the facts.” He was certainly elected the first time ignoring “the facts.” He engaged people’s emotions and was able to plant a powerful vision in their heads. That lofty inspiring vision, of course, was pure fantasy. It was, and is still, just a variation of Karl Marx’s vision. It’s just another utopian dream and those dreams always lead to death and destruction. .
Another advantage to the Democrats is that they know how to circle the wagons to ward off attacks and protect each other. They walk and talk in lock step to protect their own. But, if their defenses should fail, they have no problem eating their own, figuratively speaking, of course. They are willing to sacrifice one to save the rest. It was Star Trek’s Mr. Spock who often said, “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the one.”
An excellent past example of the lock step maneuver happened during the 2000 election cycle when George Bush and Dick Cheney teamed up to form the Republican ticket. During the campaign new talking points were issued. The Democrats marched in a straight column faithfully obeying orders and repeating the new mantra as they spread out across the land. They quickly populated the radio and television airways to chant their political melody to all who would listen.
In this case, their assertion was that Dick Cheney was not qualified to be Vice President because he didn’t have “gravitas.” Gravitas? At the time, I don’t think I had ever heard that word. Why they picked that word I do not know. I would venture to say that most Americans would not know the definition of gravitas unless they looked it up. Maybe that’s why they used the word. They reasoned that most people wouldn’t look it up but would assume, whatever gravitas was, it must be good and that if Cheney lacked it, it is bad.
During the 2000 election cycle, various Democratic pundits and elected officials would go on talk shows to plead their case. When the conversation got around to Dick Cheney he would be robotically labeled as one lacking gravitas. Oh my, lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh my!
What are the chances that so many diverse people would use that word on their own? I guess chances are one in one billion.
The definition of gravitas, according to YourDictionary.com is, “seriousness, dignity and good behavior.” I don’t know about you but I never thought of Dick Cheney as being anything but serious, dignified, and exhibiting good behavior. Maybe when he was out of the public eye he giggled out of context or tickled people. Or, maybe he tickled Democrats and put whoopee cushions in their seats. I wish he had. I’m bad!
Anyway, back to the present day. The Democrat’s mantra now is that there are no scandals at all. They don’t exist they claim so let’s move on. They wish.
The so-called scandals, according to them, are merely fabrications of a right wing conspiracy. Those same old people who thought Bill Clinton was having an affair probably promoted it. But, they repeat this denial over and over in spite of overwhelming evidence that there are scandals, lots of scandals.
We might ask ourselves why would any sane person try to propagate such a foolish assertion that on its surface sounds ridiculous? I think I know and I hate to say it. But, I believe that they do this because it works. They know it works. They get away with it. And, this is a frightening testimonial to the ignorance of the masses, especially the uniformed voters that are deciding all of our futures.
Former President Bill Clinton demonstrated another classic maneuver that also works in many instances. It’s similar to the recreating reality tactic. It works like this. When accused of a misdeed just deny it. Deny, deny, deny. Bill Clinton didn’t finally confess until hard evidence evaporated any defense he might have offered.
Finding truth and discerning reality is a tough challenge. One has to wade through a lake of lies to find the morsel of truth. After watching many of the Congressional hearings that are taking place we can witness how difficult it is to wiggle the truth out of any of these department heads. If they don’t outright deny something they claim ignorance. The standard answer to almost any question is “I don’t know,” “I’ll have to get back to you,” “I was recused from that and have no knowledge,” or “Bush did it.”
How ’bout a shot of truth in that denial cocktail – Jennifer Salaiz