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Politico’s ‘Is RICK PERRY Dumb?’ Hit Piece Is Just a Taste of What’s Coming in 2012 – Big Journalism

August 30, 2011

Politico’s ‘Is Rick Perry Dumb?’ Hit Piece Is Just a Taste of What’s Coming in 2012

Posted by John Nolte Aug 30th 2011 at 4:58 am

One day, in the heat of the 2008 presidential election, the mainstream media’s anointed candidate was strolling through a swing-state neighborhood looking for a quick photo-op so he could be seen touching the flesh of a few “bitter-clingers” — and then something amazing happened. One of those “bitter clingers,” a man simply minding his own business in his front yard, dared to ask the mainstream media’s anointed candidate the kind of tough question the mainstream media never would. The Anointed One, not used to tough, probing questions, revealed something in his answer about his True Beliefs — the kind of thing neither he nor his media pals ever wanted made public.

We all remember what happened next, a “spread the wealth” YouTube moment was born, Sen. John McCain amplified it, and Obama faced a few tough news cycles. And unfortunately for Obama, the moment itself was so raw and revealing there was no way for him to squirm out of it. And so there was only one solution: change the narrative by destroying the messenger. Obviously Obama couldn’t be seen openly destroying private citizens (he’d have to wait until he was elected and the tea party came to life to do that), so the dirty work was left to his media minions, who were all too happy to do whatever was necessary.

Desperate to change the subject from Obama’s default socialism, Jonathan Martin at Politico stepped in and did something that can only be described as morally obscene — he published oppo-research against this private citizen (who eventually came to be known as Joe the Plumber).

So what does this have to do with Politico’s Rick Perry hit-piece?

Well, the left-wing hitman who wrote the “Is Rick Perry Dumb?” piece is the same Jonathan Martin who savaged that private citizen, and the reason he wrote the Perry piece is for exactly the same reason. This is all about protecting Barack Obama, all about creating a negative narrative around any threat to Barack Obama; and if Politico and Martin were willing to slime a private citizen to elect Barack Obama in 2008, what do you think they’re willing to do to see their investment re-elected in 2012?

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