When America elects someone to office who isn’t a career politician, a whole new mindset comes into play — all the more so when that office is oval.
For years Republicans have been behind the eight ball, beaten down by a liberal media that clearly had the edge on controlling the narrative and therefore swaying public opinion. Not so much anymore.
So what do you do if you are a desperate liberal journalist who can’t concede to being bested on his own playing field? You play the race card.
“In terms of the ‘mobs not jobs,’ just remember what the subtext of that is,” CNBC Editor-at-Large John Harwood told MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle on Friday.
“The Republicans appeal disproportionately to older whites, and the mob thing is an attempt to alarm those voters about the prospect of non-whites, and immigrants, and terrorists and that sort of thing,” Harwood claimed.
If you don’t believe us — and we honestly can’t really blame you — you can see the comments here (beginning at about the 1-minute mark):
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“In addition to the economic facts, the Democrats are a diverse party,” Harwood also noted, in case his point about Trump’s new secret racist code word was too subtle for MSNBC’s viewers — which, we have to admit, seems possible.
President Donald Trump came to the White House with extraordinary marketing skills of his own. While the left also possesses skills of appealing to the emotional side of issues, they have never before had to compete with a president who could beat them at their own game.
For example, the election catchphrase “jobs not mobs” has liberal hair ablaze, and they are now trying to figure out how to un-spin the latest tagline the president so brilliantly coined to reach their American voting target audience.
With the onset of the Kavanaugh hearings, America got a first hand look at what liberalism has become — a mob mentality — and with the economic success this administration has had, it just made sense for Republicans to paint a verbal picture for American voters to remind them of the stark choice facing them as they enter voting booths in a few short weeks.
As Heather Wilhelm of National Review pointed out, “A mob, according to the Oxford Dictionary, is ‘a large crowd of people, especially one that is disorderly and intent on causing trouble or violence.'”
You’ll note no mention of race or nationality mentioned in that definition. In fact, it seems to describe very well what so many on the left — and a handful on the right, if we’re going to be honest — have been doing in the political area in recent weeks.
Thus, the left hates the word, just as the left hates most accurate descriptions that actually help people understand reality.
As Wilhelm wrote:
The best short summary of the Great American Mob Debacle is encapsulated by a recent clip from CNN, in which host Brooke Baldwin reacted in horror and dismay when columnist Matt Lewis accurately described the screaming mob that recently chased Texas senator Ted Cruz out of a restaurant as … wait for it … a mob.
“Oh, you’re not going to use the ‘mob’ word here,” Baldwin declared. “A mob is what we saw in Charlottesville, Va., two Augusts ago. A mob is not what we saw chasing” — and here Baldwin suddenly changed course, perhaps because she realized that “chasing” sounds suspiciously mob-like. “I’m not saying what they did was right,” she added, before declaring that the “m-word” should be off-limits, given that it contributes to “the weaponization of what’s happening now on the right.”
The m-word. That’s what Baldwin actually used instead of “mob,” in an apparent attempt to denigrate it as somehow equivalent to the n-word.
If it’s anyone “weaponizing” the English language, it’s Baldwin and her allies in the establishment media, who can’t stomach the fact that they have once again been bested by Donald Trump, a man they don’t consider fit to hold the presidency.
But American have had enough of liberals telling us what to think or what to say.
Mob. There, I said it. Mob, mob, mob.
Take that, Brooke Baldwin.
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