Man, the outrage, the over-the-top responses, the out and out lies and exaggerations Barbie supporters engaged in as a result of these calls... unbelievable.
As I pointed out with a word-by-word analysis, everything the calls said is true. Of major interest to me is the approach to their commentary.
Where this site, who opposes this cardboard cut out of a representative, questions the zombie-like response of the Herrera Herd, I did so actually posting the "offending" call in question.
Where the Herd bleated its fake anger, I was unable to find any of them who posted the call, and then disputed its contents. There's something quite sickening about that.
And here's where my confusion comes into play.
Apparently, Craig Pridemore's local political deathwish is to be an Obamaton.
That, of course, is his privilege.
Between his corrupt politics, his support of the horrific project known as the I-5 Bridge/Loot rail, his vote to trash I-960, and apparently being a complete Obama tool for health care, including the communistic public option, Pridemore has no chance. None.
To date, he hasn't been able to raise money, and the local fringe whack jobs supporting him, like the fringe whack jobs on the right supporting Herrera, tend to show proof of doom in the primary.
I get that he wants to lock down the fringe left. But to the 80% of the voters to Pridemore's right, positions like these:
"Let me be clear: I believe that Democrats in Congress should pass the bill, include a public option, and if necessary, use the reconciliation process to get it done," he said.
are simply out of the main stream. This sentiment serves to bury Pridemore and his fellow fringers even farther behind any chance of winning the seat.
Of course, if the GOP still had control of Congress and this was on a bill Pridemore didn't like, he'd be bitching like a cut cat if the Republicans were planning to do the same thing... and we can be sure his opposition to such a maneuver would be EVER so principled.
But not even THAT is the point. Pridemore's campaign will collapse soon enough without any particular help from me.
The point is that the Herrera Herd was positively GIDDY over the RNCC calls blasting the positions of the two leading democrats. Major tweeting, re-tweeting, etc.
And that's where I'm confused.
As I said, I posted the "offending" Castillo robo-call, in its entirety. I did that to show that everything in the call was completely factual. I pointed out where members of the Herrera Herd have lied and exaggerated about its contents, and even have gone so far as attack those wise enough to agree with the contents of the call... which are, after all, completely factual.
So, Castillo does a robo-call, factual in every way. The Herrera Herd wants to draw and quarter him as a result.
The RNCC does a robo-call, apparently not so factual, having rightly indicated that Heck is, apparently, "undecided" (which is a euphemism for being too cowardly to take a position on the issue, given its level of radioactivity in this area and his party's moronic support of the bill) while wrongly indicating the Pridemore was "undecided" in the face of his left-of-Lenin position on the matter.
The Herrera Herd dances around a rhetorical bonfire the size of Pittsburgh.
So, let me get this straight:
Castillo is savaged for doing a factual call accurately attacking Ridgefield Barbie.
The RNCC is applauded, cheered and generally worshiped for attacking Barbie's presumed democrat competition?
So, it's bad when some people do it, but good when others engage in the process?
So, I admit it. The Herrera Herd confuses me.
Crossposted at Clark County Politics.