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Ed Driscoll

Quotes of the Day

June 14th, 2010 - 10:39 pm

Starting with the flashbacks of the day:

Every appearance by a top Republican official or candidate should be recorded. Every one of them.All it takes is one “Macaca” incident to transform a race or create one where one didn’t exist. As the Montana incident blogged earlier today showed, a video can knock out prospective candidates before they even enter.

And this is no longer about finding one big blunder to put on a campaign commercial. It’s about using video and (free) technologies like YouTube to build narratives about opponents, using their own words, at their own events.

Markos Moulitsas of the Daily Kos, from May of 2007.

Related:

Liberals are geniuses at unleashing social panics because A) it never occurs to them that their motives are anything but pure and B) because they are almost exclusively focused on short term tactics. And yet they are invariably shocked when these moral frenzies come back to bite them.

Jonah Goldberg, October, 2006.

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“The Republican challenger that you just decided to give money to is named Renee Ellmers.”

Moe Lane, today.

Update: “We must face up to the grim fact that the rulers we elect are losing patience with us.”

Kenneth Minogue, the New Criterion, June 2010.

Update: Welcome readers of Jim Treacher from Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller, plus Red State, Moe Lane, and Cold Fury.

Late Update: El Rushbo adds, “if a United States soldier had done to a murderous terrorist what Bob Etheridge did to this student, he would be facing a court-martial.”

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