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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Melding The Messages

It's no surprise that the Modern American Right are attempting to make Weiner's ultimate downfall the downfall of the entire Democratic Party.

The Voice of the Right, Rush Limbaugh, claims that Weiner is an example of Democratic Family Values while one of the more popular Right Wing magazines, National Review, has in it's online edition an even more generalized spin on the Weiner controversy.

Whenever we hear anyone within the Modern American Right talk about "Family Values" or "Morals", this is nothing more than verbal special effects be used in the hopes that their intended audience will forget all the extra-marital transgressions and illegal activities that come from their side of the aisle as well.

Equivocation is a pointless game, but trying to pretend that someone on your side doesn't do it - even going so far as to blatantly and unblushingly lie about it while you're attempting to chastise your opposition for their own nefarious activities.

For the Modern American Right, "morals" simply means submitting in total to a authority figure; while "Family Values" falls alongside in a similar fashion - though it usually encompasses that which Liberals/Progressives fight against in their own family lives. One classic example of this is how the Right continually insist that "gay marriage" would be detrimental to "the family unit", while the reality is that more than half of all straight marriages end in divorce. But that's getting off the path a little here.

As stated previously, Weiner is at fault and will have to deal with the consequences, but we can't let this be spun into the image that the entire Liberal/Progressive population of America is somehow complicit in what he has done. And rest assured, that's what they are trying to do.


Darius Whiteplume said...

I wish we could just ignore the right. To be honest, I have not been paying attention to Weiner-gate. Funny that I immediately assumed he was a rEpublican. Having come up in the Reagan years, I remember when right-wing depravity made the Democrats look like a bunch of wallflowers.

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Also, discovered I am 2% more evil at my blog. You got some catching up to do, sire ;-)

aironlater said...

I think there needs to be a balance of responding to claims and just pointing out that they are trying to frame the message their own particular way. And while Weiner is certainly not a Republican, this episode does dampen his credibility enough to where he won't be as effective as he had been. That being said, it's interesting to note that the Right have got this incensed with Vitter or Ensign with their exploits that went much much further.

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