So I’m making a Wedneday morning hangover tour of Left Blogistan and I see this in a comment at TGW:
As for KO, telling Hillary that there was no mathmatical way for her to win without the superdelagates did not strike me as rhetoric but sense. She lost a long time before she conceded, to my point of view.
Well that just made the swollen cut above my right eye start throbbing like it had it’s own pulse. How many times are we going to keep hearing the same zombie lie? You can shoot it, stab it, chop off it’s head, burn it to a crisp and blow it to smithereens and then you turn around and here it comes again, shuffling along in search of brains to eat.
I did what I always do when I see a zombie lie – I blasted it with truth and gave it both barrels:
Obama needed the SD’s to win just as much as Hillary did.
Hillary won the popular vote, and if the the RBC hadn’t given Obama all the undecided votes in Michigan (plus some of Hillary’s delegates) she would have had the pledged delegate lead too.
But as I was typing out my response I was thinking how sick and tired I am of zapping zombie lies. I’ve also believed that most advances in human history were not the result of hard work, they were the result of lazy guys like me trying to avoid hard work. Then it struck me that we need to fight zombie lies with zombie truths.
We’ve known for a long time that Obama trolls are incapable of thought in the Cartesian sense (“Cogito, ergo sum”) so they rely on Axelrovian talking points (aka zombie lies) to provide semi-coherent content to their inane postings. But those same zombie lies form the Kool-aid katechism of the sippy-kup kingdom that all Obama cultists undergo during indoctrination (“coming to Obama”)
Many of us have been engaged in discussions online or in real life and seen the sippy-kup kidz recite the same rote zombie lie, word-for-word. A few of the more creative Obamanationals change a word or two but usually it’s spoken or typed in a memorized cut & paste monotone. What we need is a set of zombie truths that are easy to access and effective. If you see a zombie lie, go to your bookmarks, click on the zombie truth page, copy the appropriate zombie truth and paste it into your reply. A printable version would be handy for those of us who aren’t surgically grafted to a computer.
But like I said, I’m lazy. So I want y’all to do the hard work for me. Tell me what zombie lies you keep seeing and your standard response (if you have one.) Then I can compile and edit (cut & paste) them into a single post that you can bookmark. Depending on the zombie lie, we might want a short and long zombie truth response.
We don’t need to reinvent the wheel. If someone else has already come up with a good answer, we can use it (giving them proper cred) but let’s try to make this our thing. If the zombie lie is something like these:
I didn’t see the misogyny. I still don’t see it from KO.
As for Obama , I don’t think there wasn’t sexism from many people in the process but the fact that Obama said Hillary was likeable enough was not a strike at her gender.
the appropriate response may include a link to a site like Shakesville where examples of misogyny by KO and BO are detailed.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wasted time trying to relocate stories or sources so I can cite them in a post. Many times the search has ended in frustration because the info has been moved or scrubbed. Teh Google is not always your friend, sometimes it provides too much information. a virtual haystack containing a single needle.
Although the campaign is over we will be seeing the same old zombie lies for years, as well as lots of new ones. Let’s create and maintain a one-stop reference for countering the propaganda, lies and spin that will be fed to us by Obamanation. As I write this in a stream of semi-conciousness it occurs to me that this should be a PUMA priority. This is not a one-person, one-post project, it’s a project that will take time and dedication and will utilize a variety of skills. Some of you may not enjoy writing but you have mad skills at cataloging or organizing databases.
What do you think?