“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less … The question is which is to be master … that’s all.” The Obama Administration's Orwellian/Emanuelian "rebranding" of the discredited "global warming" as "global climate disruption" comes to mind. (Life Magazine cover of Humpty Dumpty by Maxfield Parrish, March 17, 1921)
"Lotsa Tea Party energy in the air," we twittered Sistah Grizzly Angela Lash this morning, attempting a quick analysis — with "had a great fall" syntax — of the political landscape in "140 characters or less":
All the GOP's fuddy duddies and all the Journolista's men couldn't put the establishment together again!
On a mission to retake the hill and reignite the lights of the Shining City, the "almost chosen people" of our Army of Davids have been gaining ground, disintermediating the powers that be using every medium, old and new, to make our voices heard. The "Krauthammer-Rove Axis of Disdain" was stunned this week to find themselves blinking in the headlights of the onrushing narrative of Sarah Palin and the Tea Party Express. Cubachi has the animation and a nice twist to the irony of "reporters" halfway around the world getting the scoop on Christine O'Donnell and the Delaware upset:
Taiwanese animators have another funny video about the Delaware elections, the main players, and the establishment’s reaction. If only American news [could] be this humorous. Actually, we have MSNBC for that. Although they seem to be unintentionally facetious in their reportage.
A prescient bit of "commentary" from that Taiwanese animation:
The Democrats are happy about the infighting.
But could the Tea Party take them by surprise as well?
Are you listening, MSM? Probably not. The legacy media continue to hear what they want to hear and spin what the Son of Journolist wants them to spin. CNN Senior Political Analyst Gloria Borger's "analysis" last night [h/t News Busters] was typically tendentiously clueless:
"Ideogically pure" is an old-think concept, Ms. Borger. As we twittered Mary Katharine Ham last evening in response to her latest Weekly Standard column, subheaded "Can't all us grizzlies get along?":
I agree sexism is not at issue. My objections in wild twitter nights have been [assertions of] litmus-test straw men.
As I blogged awhile back, those litmus tests or wedge issues are SO yesterday in the clarifying light of The Brown Revolution. [We trust the Values Voter Summiteers now meeting in DC will agree.]
Tea Partiers are focusing on larger issues: Limited government, fiscal responsibility, free markets. Big tent includes Indies & some Dems, BUT …
The powers that be — Rove & Co — don't like being disintermediated by new combos of old & new media.
This just in from Cubachi as we're about to go to "press":
Can they hear us now?
The message should be, in my opinion, this great growing influence in American politics, often best put in terms of a Tea Party movement, does not demand purity. It does not demand perfection. It demands a healthy respect for our Constitution and a willingness to have and support common sense values and policies which will pull America back from what has been a long, slow slide toward European socialism since the end of the Reagan era …
And we should continue to fight on no matter what the outcome, or challenges that lie ahead. Now, only we can put America back together, again. And we must do just that, not only for ourselves, but for generations of Americans still to come.
Update II: Cubachi links!