Reality Gap: Romney=Millionaire acting like Billionaire, Huntsman=Billionaire acting like AstroTurf-polished BlueCollarSubmitted by AnCapMercenary on Tue, 01/10/2012 - 01:05
Dearest R3VOL, give a shout out to Brian Doherty, when you see him at the primaries: he's our sole TRUE R3VOL ally at Reason/CATO/KOCHtopus.
This is what is wrong with this country:
Ron Paul: First the Media Ignore You, Then They Ruin Your Event
Brian Doherty | January 9, 2012
By the time I got to this morning's planned Ron Paul meet and greet with the diners at MoeJoe's restaurant in Manchester, New Hampshire, the candidate and his team has already cut the event short--his time in the restaurant lasted mere mere minutes, I was told--and were trapped by many dozens of reporters and cameras mobbed around his escape vehicle."
"...Virginia has liked Huntsman for a month, but seeing him get more attention has made her more inclined to actually vote for him. She appreciates both his foreign policy and his gubernatorial experience. She met a personal friend of both Huntsman and Romney, she says, who "didn't have much good to say about his friend Mitt Romney." Tyler adds that this friend of Mitt's reported that Mitt in private is exactly like Mitt in public--"a stickler and an elitist." Tyler adds, "He can't connect to all of us because his heart has been ripped out and replaced with $400,000 from Goldman Sachs."..."
What Virginia Clark doesn't realize is, the reason why Mitt Romney is despised by the RulingClass is, he's a mid-level management to people with minimum of 10-digit(in whole numbers)+ bank accounts who see him as too-eager-to-please. He's a multi-millionaire, obviously hugely wealthy by any nominal standards, who is trying to get into the Billionaires' club, apparently without much success, for whatever reason.
Huntsman is an heir to his family's BILLIONS, acting like a well-to-do astroturf-blue collar upper middle class. Note the attire: he's been walking around with an USAF Aviator-esque brown leather jacket with exactly the same patch location & size as the one the POTUS wears. It's not a suit, it is a leather jacket, but the patch communicates 'this is what a Commander-in-Chief wears.'
I just saw CSPAN coverage of Huntsman's truly packed townhall. Yeah, packed with zombies, a fully hired cheerleading section, & for visual continuity for TV production values, he had the front to mid row seats waving with handed out pom-poms with flying confetti with highly produced 1984-esque font "H" Huntsman signs.
Yeah, 'cause you know feeling like your depression is a party makes it all go away.
It's laughable that a well meaning R3VOL brought his grandma to convince her to see the real deal, Dr. Paul, but because she couldn't meet him in person, she went with an actor, Huntsman, who wants to PLAY Ron the true populist, instead.
perhaps it's not laughable, but predictably sad.
Huntsman literally IS what Mitt TRIES to be: a BILLIONAIRE Wall Streeter slick enough to fool everyone.
Folks, if you've never met an Old Money Billionaire from North East Yankee Elite, you're looking at one with Jon Huntsman.
Can you imagine Vogue Magazine doing a spread on the Pauls, as they did for the Huntsmans?
For all the BS populism of the liberals, they think the world is ready to be sold on stopping only one war: Afghanistan, which is how Huntsman is trying to reach the Youth.
Yet, like a typically well meaning, albeit brainwashed sheeple, as was the case with Clinton's Kosovo, if it's a war the liberals don't see, it didn't happen, as long as govt checks keep coming in, even though it buys less and less.
This is akin to assuming if someone you love didn't get murdered or raped, it doesn't happen at all out in the real world.
Huntsman IS Bill 'Slick Willy' Clinton 2.0, without the obvious baggage with Kardashians-esque daughters to boot. The CFR-Ruling Class is basically offering one of their own, as a Candidate, for the first time.
Do people get that?
A billionaire Bankster trying to act like 'the man of the people,' when you have the genuine article with 40yrs of pristine record of incorruptibility, yet the sheeple cannot see or see the bitter pill he's offering as the only realistic cure!
Even after 2008 crash, these idiots still want the opium laced cyanide pill, as if, if they wished it enough and get lost in all the flowery "America the beautiful" empty rhetoric, Shallow Hal's 1-ton ho, will look like Christy Turlington.
My God, if in the year 2012, grown adults still cannot see the obvious macro-picture, how bad do things really have to get, before they realize it's too late?
Seriously, given NDAA/Enabling Act police state/fast-creeping ubiquitous tyranny at home, and illegal murders/torture/wars/occupation/detention abroad how in the world can these people continue to delude themselves?
I wouldn't be surprised if some Occupy Wall Streeters, actually go for Huntsman, THE Wall Street heir extraordinaire.
In closing, don't know how many of you guys regularly follow RAWstory.com. It's one of the most popular liberal news aggregators. During GWB yrs, they were sort of my sanity news respite. But post-oBOMBa, they've become nothing more than liberal WarParty presstitutes solely obsessed with LGBT & gay marriage. Not to mention, making an intentionally turn for worse and turning virulently anti-RP, mainly due to its upper mgt. openly gay editor/publisher Mike Rogers who believes the Doc speaks in "codes" to hide his non-existent "homophobia."
Frankly, RawStory has now become nothing more than a ritual of daily idiot-vigilance.
As far as I'm concerned, RawStory's only worth is to merely gauge the direction of the next BS propaganda-meme liberals are gonna propagate: ie. Aqua Buddha, Manchurian Huntsman ad, etc.
Movement Liberals' rumormill seems to operate under a bubble of cyclical blogular conspiracy between Josh Marshall's Talking Pts. Memo (TPM), The Young Turks(TYT), Huffington Post, Think Progress (the online arm of Center for American Progress, established by neocon/neolib John Podesta the fmr.Clinton Chief of Staff who wanted to decapitate Hussein & Iraq in 1998), Wonkette(virulently Anti-RP 'satirical' website founded by Anna Marie Cox, who now writes for Guardian UK), Crooks&Liars, MotherJones, TheNation, TNR, and DailyKos.
Larisa Alexandrovna (pseudonym), the new wife of our Scott Horton at AntiWar Radio, who used to be a senior managing editor at RawStory seems to have lost some clout, or left altogether. Because when Larisa was in charge, it was an actual news aggregator. Now it's more like the TMZ version of the gay mag the Advocate.
But, more apropos for R3VOL, to gauge which direction 'movement liberals' will trot out the next smear, as the POTUS race heats up, just listen to one of the leading current managing editors at RawStory.com: Megan Carpentier.
The vapid airhead would rather risk NDAA policestate at home and continued murder torture & wars abroad, for the non-existent "right" of govt entitlements as a preventative measure against imagined threat to her uterus posed by Dr. Paul.
This is the question the liberals are actually weighing: non-existent threat to their ovaries from RP vs. continuous murder & policestate.
gee... priorities priorities.
Glenn Greenwald & Matt Stoller, the former Alan Grayson staffer are right: Dr.Paul challenges liberals.
Dr. Paul forces them to reexamine their purported values vs. the Doc's actual actions. He challenges liberals more so than he does the conservatives to look at themselves in the mirror as they hypocritically continue to support Obama while bitching & moaning meaninglessly, only to go back to sipping their lattes.
Dr. Paul challenges their supposedly fundamental anti-war & equal-justice & civil rights tenets of "liberalism," as he's the ONLY major national figure openly challenging the Ruling Class, on that issue more than any other in recent American history!
SAME goes for the Reason/CATO set: the only reason why ANYONE who SHOULDN'T dislike Dr.Paul based on his record and actions, but do hate him, is because he is not one of "them."
Dr. Paul is not a liberal who champions decriminalization & end to drug war, ALL illegal wars, and relentlessly stands up for everyone's liberties.
Liberals hate him because he's done more to change the national dialog to focus on the utter futility of UnConstitutional wars & the growing tyrannical policestate at home while championing the natural rights of all Americans to eat, smoke & inhale organic foods & herbs, more than they could ever dream of doing.
Dr. Paul is not a Beltway Faketarian who doesn't worship Milton Friedman or Hayek or Rand, but respects and understands them all, while promoting the finer aspects of Mises, Rothbard, and Bastiat.
Faketarians hate the Doc, because he's not "their type" of "libertarian," but more than anyone else, has become the most successful proselytizer of Gospels of Freedom.
So, guess who TNR's Jamie Kirchick went to orchestrate the newsletter smear attack the very first time: F*cker Carlson(CNN/MSDNC), Matt Welch, David Weigel, and Julian Sanchez at Reason.
So, guess who TNR's Jamie Kirchick went to orchestrate the RE-HASHING of the newsletter smear attack the SECOND time: former liberal/Trotskyite neocons at NationalReview, AIPAC-whoredom The Commentary Mag, American Spectator, to ultra liberal New Yorker Mag & New York Mag, Sam Stein at HuffPost, Rawstory, Crooks&Liars, Salon, and the Atlantic.
Dr. Paul has become a reminder of everything they HATE about themselves, and someone who they should be, but could never evolve to be.
His mere existence, no, the Doc's SUCCESSFUL existence is a reminder that induces shame in pretentious goons worldwide. And, as usually is the case, self-righteous political movement hacks are always the biggest hypocrites.