Winning the News Cycle – Tactics as Strategy

Always win the news cycle. Make false accusations against Republicans. Make sure there is unending noise. Meanwhile, before the facts are known, move right on to the next crisis, the next false accusation, the next fake outrage. The media will back your play 100%.

As time goes on, facts rise to the surface if you know where to look, the lies are demonstrated, possibly proven. But it does not matter. The media will not cover that. They’re busy covering 10 or 15 lies down the road by the Democrats. Activists and aware politicians see, uncover, and broadcast to the extent possible. The conservative press brilliantly exposes the truth, keeps the corps educated and armed with facts and tactics.

Meanwhile, if Democrats never stop winning the news cycle, week after week, year after year, the tactic becomes a strategy. The voting public, low-information voters, they only hear the news cycle. It is a daily tactic that one would think eventually fails. Well, I’ve been watching for over 20 years. What I know is that all of the following (and the list could go on virtually forever) are thoroughly debunked (in a couple of cases, demonstrated to be so implausible as to be highly unlikely, I’ll note). And thoroughly believed by so many Democrats we can never trully erase them from memory:

  • Bush stole Florida in 2000 and therefore was never a legitimate president.
  • Trump colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election.
  • The “dossier” is true.
  • For two years, Representative Adam Schiff was telling the truth while claiming to have seen “clear evidence”, “in plain sight” of Trump colluding with Russia.
  • Mueller’s investigation proved both the fact that Trump colluded with Russia and substantially obstructed justice during the Mueller investigation.
  • Now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted what’s-her-name and attempted to rape her. Also he commited other brazen acts in high school college including facilitating gang-rapes and swinging his wank in front of another unwilling sorority girl.(all of these wildly implausible given the evidence)
  • Trump brutally put the squeeze on Ukraine to investigate Joe and Hunter Biden for political purposes.
  • The Covington boys were nasty little racist punks who surrounded and intimidated a noble Indian warrior.

You see how it plays out? The low-information voters don’t bother seeing the truth play out in the long run. And thanks to the media, they are never confronted with it.

It’s been a winning strategy probably since Walter Duranty lied about Stalin murdering 12 million Ukrainians by starvation, and collected a Pulitzer Prize for doing it.

State of the Bone

We’re back……….

It’s been just about 8 years. So much has transpired in both American political scene, and in the lives of the Patriot Bone family. I’m not going to recap all that here. I’d rather get right back to covering the scene, and maybe a time or two reflect on the events in the 8 year gap.

I will mention a couple of relevant things though, related to the site and me.

First, in case you wonder what you are up against, here it is. I am an Edmund Burke – James Madison – Russell Kirk conservative. I accept as fellow travelers the 3-legged stool crowd

Second, the only personal news from the 8 year gap that you are likely to see here: contributor and dear friend Pete departed us for heaven on August 18, 2018. He was 83, and while his hearing had been fading for years, he was looking pretty good right up until April of that year. I seriously thought he was going to make 90 easy and maybe challenge for 100. But for whatever reason, he faded fast. Not a bad way to go: 83 strong, then check out quickly. I remember telling my friend Martin that at some point it was looking like months, not years. The day came when I told Martin it was now looking like days, not months. And the day came, and I spent the day with him on his last day.

I look forward to seeing him again, same as I do Moses Sands, Richard Lucy, and Bob Chiore. Let’s not dwell on it.

Third, as far as PatriotBone goes, I have one other contributor now, Stella, and she is one phenomenal person, and I hope you will enjoy her. Total mind of her own, and I’m not going to demand that she toe the Burke/Kirk line. She’s not a formulaic conservative, but she is conservative, and like I said, she will contribute to the flavor of Patriot Bone in a way I think you’ll like. I hope to entice a couple of other friends, who are not blogging veterans, to chip in. I’ll not name names here, because like all of us, what we do as outspoken conservatives comes with a cost and a load of caution. As EPU it is not impossible to suss out who I am in the RW, but I’ll not help make it easy. I will recommend that my two friends in question use nom de plumes, just because leftists get personal.

Anyway……. I’m back. It’s on like Donkey Kong.

Saturday musings

These invalid “recess” “appointments”

Get used to it. I like “scare quotes”.

My tattooed friend notes that We have to use the rules, the libs just do whatever the *^$# they desire. And he doesn’t say that “we” means me and my tattooed friend “have to use the rules”. [There is that scare quote thing.  Ok seriously, I will try to cut back] He  means our beloved squishy gutless Republicans in Washington feel like they can’t get their hands dirty playing hardball, or even not being nicey-nicey with those dirty corn-holer Democrats in Washington, because the press will blame Repubs for everything (true enough) and the “independent voters” [sorry, did it again] will turn away from us for being contentious or whatever.

Whatever, douche bags. Well, that is the thing – at this point, to play by the rules and do the right thing means IMPEACHMENT.

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