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Saturday, October 23, 2004

The tragically married. . .

. . .Michelle Malkin has a piece on Larry O'Donnell's October 22 appearance on Scarborough Country. I happened to be sitting in a local restaurant/sportsbar last night while this was playing on the screen, sans sound. You didn't even have to hear the guy to know he'd gone right 'round the bend.

I'm reminded of the months prior to the 2000 election, when Chris Matthews admitted something revealing about his generation of Democrats. In some off-the-cuff remarks concerning the level of support for John McCain, he made a statement to the effect that the liberals in the media felt compelled to support McCain due to his status as a Vietnam veteran out of some sense of guilt for the way they behaved while it was going on. I can't post a direct quote, or find any kind of transcript to verify it, but if Matthews wants to sue me, I say bring it on. I'll take the publicity.

That would explain O'Donnell's meltdown to an extent. After all, the liberals finally have themselves a bona fide Vietnam veteran running at the top of the ticket, and they feel it is their mission to get that man elected. Mr. O'Neill is standing in the way and actively working against him, and as such, stands as an obstacle to what they feel is their ultimate vindication. After all, John Kerry was there, and he came back saying the same things about the war that they were saying in their protests.

If Kerry were to win the presidency, it would signal the complete mainstreaming of the anti-war movement of the 60's and early 70's. They could finally look into the cameras and say, "For over a generation, the reality in politics has been that anti-war means 'radical'. Well, now that we have a man in the Oval Office who actively participated in anti-war activities -- a man who was also actually in Vietnam -- you can't truly say that the movement is out of the mainstream. After all, the Presidency has always been about the mainstream in politics."

The liberal media sees a John Kerry presidency as one last shot at validating everything they stand for, and the very things that drove them to pursue careers in the media to begin with.

It's not necessarily a conspiracy, per se. It's more a commonly held notion that, if they're doing their jobs, John Kerry will naturally win. Because, dammit, they're professionals, and they're paid to know the "truth". And every "truth" they uncover points to the greater need for a President John F. Kerry, for the sake of the human race.

So, put yourself in Larry O'Donnell's shoes. He's sitting there listening to a man who would undo everything he has believed in and worked for in his long media career. Wouldn't you have a meltdown of your own?

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