By George Harvey, Guest Blogger
We already know (assuming one is not a sleep at the wheel) that Stupidparty thinks it is just fine to deceive. Michael Steele (64th Chairman of the RNC) explains. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O07V1N5CLhs
Well more desperate times call for ever more desperate measures. That may very well be the current mantra of the Stupidparty, a party that, being as it is in the throes of its own web of lies, continues to engage in dishonest and backwards acts against those it does not agree with. Latest in its impressive lineup includes a desperate attack on the democratic process through the creation of numerous fake news websites. The NRCC is the organization behind the websites, which put on the guise of local news sites with names such as “North County Update” and “Southern Illinois Update.” This is not the first time the NRCC has been accused of conjuring false news in the form of websites. Earlier this year, the committee had come under fire for its creation of numerous fake sites designed to look like official Democratic congressional candidates. After much public outcry, the sites were re-designed in such a way as to clarify the websites’ purpose. Now, the NRCC has turned its attention to the creation of fake news websites disguised as “local news sources.” The websites’ articles present themselves in the neutral voice of political fact-checkers before delving into language designed to negatively portray Democratic politicians.
I have called the NRCC’s new malicious mission desperate, and this is not far from how Democrats view the issue as well. “These sites say more about the NRCC’s own toxicity and desperation than anything else,” says Democratic strategist Ryan Rudominer.
NRCC communications director Andrea Bozek tried to reconcile with accusers by saying, “This is a new and effective way to disseminate information to voters who are interested in learning the truth about these Democratic candidates.” She continues to say, “We believe this is the most effective way to present information to leave a lasting impact on voters.” It is undeniable that Bozek is right when claiming that methods such as these are an effective way to have an impact on voters. The sad reality is that no matter how false the information may be, there are always those who will absorb it as fact and will thus tarnish the Obama name, driving approval ratings into the ground. Props to the NRCC for successfully contributing to the anti-Democrat conversation? Well, perhaps those over at the committee are patting themselves on the back for a subterfuge well done, but a ruse is still a ruse. There are always those who are able to listen, read, and think past the streamlined, colorful, eye-friendly guise of the NRCC and their defamatory ways. But tragically there are almost as many who have wantonly abandoned this skill set. So however craftily the Stupidparty tries to further itself, the party once again proves to be just what we have come to expect: unfit for respect, unfit for office and stupid for the stupidparty base- making a laughing stock of the democratic process.