Paranoia of the preposterous in the land of the nutty
Out of a wacky week of flim flam sign language interpretation at the Mandela memorial service, and Fox News flip outs over black Santa vs white Jesus – comes Scott Walker’s email to his supporters:
Only 18 days until our reporting deadline on December 31st!
I’m going to need your help again.
As you know, Mary Burke has jumped in the race. Mary is willing and able to kick in millions of her own money into her campaign – in fact, in her last campaign she outspent her opponent nearly 12-to-1, using only her own cash.
And on top of Burke’s personal fortune, numerous outside groups have promised to spend tens of millions of dollars on her behalf.
Burke will command a truly staggering amount of money to direct to negative TV ads, deceptive mailings and the best team of hired guns – many straight from the Obama machine – that money can buy!
What is your favorite line? How about, “numerous outside groups have promised to spend tens of millions of dollars on her?”. How could anything be so nuts? This is like a warning from Bernie Madoff to his investors to watch out for a scam!
This is an email from Scott Walker, who crisscrossed the country for months before his recall election raising money from any and every “outside group” who would listen to him. Now, he is attempting to strike fear in the hearts of his supporters that Mary Burke is prepared to do exactly what he did? Oh yes, he needs help alright, but perhaps money is not the help he needs.
Running with it
It is very difficult to read the email of Scott Walker seriously; without expecting to see the words “The Onion” at the bottom. But, it has been that kind of week in the news, so all one can do is roll with it and have a bit of fun.
Jantjie is the man who was signing for the hearing impaired at Mandela’a Memorial service, and was discovered to be a fake and a fraud. Jantjie has said he suffers from schizophrenia and was hearing voices when he was on stage. He said that he saw angels, according to the Associated Press, and that he could be violent.
Running with the “crazy” of Scott Walker employing the logic of warning supporters of the danger of “outside groups” to raise money – would Jantjie be a likely candidate for a job?
Meanwhile at Faux News
Last week, Fox News host Megyn Kelly made comment about a story in Slate.
Slate.com article that argued Santa Claus needn’t always be portrayed as a white man, since children of color often feel left out. “For all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white,” Kelly said. “But this person is just arguing that maybe we should also have a black Santa. But Santa is what he is.”
Shortly after the episode on Fox she was admitted to a psychiatric ward in New York where Doctors who have examined the anchor say that Kelly was suffering from “bizarre delusions” and “obsessiveness.”
The most tasteless reaction to the whole incident came from producers at Fox who said that Kelly’s “insane ideas” were what made her an “effective Fox News host.” “It’ll be tough filling her shoes while she’s gone,” said one producer, “and let’s hope the doctors don’t heal her too well. We’d hate to see her leave cable news for good.”
Welcome to conservative crazy land of Fox News, Scott Walker and the looney logic of crazy cash and money mania.