Friday, June 3, 2011

The Dick Behind The Weiner

Over at ABL's place, Allan Brauer has a terrific article involving the specifics on why the Right wants Weiner gone for good:  Weiner's the only one banging the drum on Clarence Thomas, his wife Ginny's involvement in the Tea Party, and how this massive conflict of interest threatens our country..and how it comes back to Andrew Breitbart.

Even though Thomas had been appointed to the Court, the experience of his confirmation hearing had ripple effects that shaped an entire generation of political operatives. A conservative sleaze-merchant by the name of David Brock wrote a brutal hit-piece of a book called The Real Anita Hill, in which, as he characterized it later, he did everything he could to “ruin Hill’s credibility,” using “virtually every derogatory and often contradictory allegation I had collected on Hill into the vituperative mix. I demonized Democratic senators, their staffs, and Hill’s feminist supporters without ever interviewing any of them.” 

Not long after, while working on smearing the Clintons in similar fashion, he had an epiphany and renounced his evil ways, and ultimately founded Media Matters, the liberal-leaning organization that monitors the smear and disinformation machine of the American Right.

At the same time a young man named Andrew Breitbart watched the Thomas hearings and had an epiphany of his own. He credits the treatment of Clarence Thomas, and a daily dose of Rush Limbaugh, with converting him to the cause of conservatism. In fact, Breitbart’s latest book is dedicated to Clarence Thomas, and he grows verklempt relating the story of the time Ginni Thomas introduced herself to him. (Don’t click this clip of Breitbart being led through his paces by Armstrong Williams without a puke bucket standing by.)


It’s fascinating to think how each of them changed teams as a result of the Thomas hearings, and how they remain, to this day, sworn enemies. And how the events of that hearing are still driving the narratives of resentment and sore winnerdom for the vicious, sleazy, lying scumbuckets who are now attacking Congressman Anthony Weiner.

In other words, there's a very, very plausible reason Breitbart is running with this idiocy:  Anthony Weiner is going after his professed idol, so Breitbart in turn is targeting Weiner.  It really is nothing more than a massive grudge match...and it always is with these assholes.

Again, Allan has absolutely done his homework here, this one is by far the best explanation for the motivations behind what's going on this Weinergate now approaches Day 7 atop the Memorandum page.  They never forgive and never forget a slight, real or perceived.  What Weiner is doing is something that Breitbart clearly sees as a legitimate clear and present danger to his hero, Clarence Thomas, so Weiner's getting the Full Monty here for a reason.

The same day, last Friday, that Clarence Thomas made public his 2010 financial disclosure forms in a Friday Night Holiday Weekend News Dump(tm) for he and his wife, and Weiner then tweeted about them (and the fact that for more than ten years Clarence Thomas had "forgotten" to include a total of more than three-quarters of a million dollars in financial activities on his yearly court disclosure forms), just hours later we have this picture show up in Weiner's Twitter feed and this whole obnoxious mess.

The art of misdirection, indeed.  Weiner is being targeted for a reason, folks.  It's to instantly put the Clarence Thomas story down the memory hole.

Bravo to Allan for digging it back out.  This is the why behind Weinergate, folks.  I guarantee it.

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