Friday, August 31, 2018

The National Media Doth Protest Too Much

"and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved."
2 Thessalonians 2:10

The other day, RPT sent out three tweets in reference to Robert Francis' unwillingness to debate Ted Cruz (despite obnoxiously grandstanding on the topic for months).  The tweets were a lighthearted attempt to poke fun at Robert Francis that used pictures that have been floating around the internet for months.  To be honest, we thought the tweets in question were dumb and juvenile when we first saw them.

And that could have been the national media's angle: "Texas GOP makes dumb, juvenile, attack against Beto O'Rourke."

Instead we got this:

[Note: Who even knew GQ magazine was still a thing?!?]

And this:

And this:

We could go on.  Dozens of national outlets ran this story.  They all pushed the narrative that the tweets in question made Robert Francis look 'cool' or 'sexy.'

It was an interesting insight into the psychology of people who...aren't eligible to vote in Texas!!!

[Note: That the TEXAS Tribune and the TEXAS Observer haven't touched this story should tell you everything you need to know.]

But back in the real world, in Texas, wearing a dress is a bad look for an alleged male who wants to win statewide office.  It might not be as bad of a look as some people think.  But it's net negative.

Don't believe us?!?  Fine.  Feel free to talk with actual Texas voters.  But make sure you visit Plano, Denton, and Katy.  East Austin doesn't count.

As to the 'substance' of their claims: O'Rourke doesn't even look like a punk rocker in that photo.  He looks like a douche bag Kurt Cobain wannabe.  The only way that photograph can be remotely described as "punk" is if the phrase "snot-nosed" immediately precedes it.

Furthermore, who among us hasn't gotten stuck talking to some guy who was in a band and wouldn't shut up about it?!?  That's exactly how Robert Francis comes across.  Nobody cares.

The biggest shame is that RPT should be using this time to educate the public about how O'Rourke is nothing more than your typical corrupt Texas politician.  But that won't happen because the national media is gullible enough to overreact to a stupid tweet.  Let the intellectually lazy, lowest common denominator, campaign commence!

Bottom Line: If you want to forecast elections in Texas, it might behoove you to speak to people who actually vote in them....

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