The moment I heard that West Point Weasel Mike Doherty had joined Leonard Lance’s re-election campaign (as the campaign manager for Hunterdon County, no less) I knew immediately what would be coming several months down the line. And, sure enough, I was right – because I knew that wherever Doherty goes, his faithful stooges are lurking in his shadow, ready and willing to do whatever needs to be done – ethical or unethical, moral or immoral, legal or illegal – to achieve the political agenda du jour.
To be sure, this is not an easy thing to do – at least not if you have a moral compass and a modicum of self-respect. But if those precious personal commodities are absent, either congenitally or through a conscious determination to snuff them out, the Gollum that emerges can become a powerful tool of personal and political destruction. Think about it: if you don’t care that your words and actions reveal you to be a sleazy liar and a bald-faced hypocrite, you are free and clear to navigate the most treacherous shoals of slander, libel, defamation and character assassination without concern for running aground.
Behold the team of Rob Eichmann and Bill Winkler: two individuals (I won’t call them men) who occupy a prominent place in the Pseudo-Conservative Cabal, where the ends always justify the means, even if the means employed by Eichmann and Winkler – to wit: lies, half-truths, obfuscation, insinuation, innuendo, defamation, character assassination and wholesale libel – are indistinguishable from those of the unhinged statist Left and would find approval from kindred spirits at MSNBC, the Daily Kos and the Huffington Post.
When these thugs in Reagan masks go on the attack, the modus operandi is pretty much always the same:
- Raise what seem to be legitimate question about the actions or words of a candidate or organization – as if you are concerned that they might damage their reputation;
- Dig up words or actions on the part of these individuals that violate conservative principles as you perceive them and address them with a sense of alarm;
- Continue building a case against them by basing current distortions and half-truths on previous distortions and half- truths while affixing negative labels to the individuals;
- Twist and distort whatever the individuals have said either originally or in their defense to support your angle of attack. If necessary lie outright and make up your own facts and quotes;
- Sustain the attack for as long as it takes to achieve the objective.
That’s the Eichman-Winkler Strategy in a nutshell. In the present primary race, the assault on Movement Conservative candidate David Larsen has already begun, utilizing an interesting tactic: Winkler sets up a website (New Jersey Conservative Reality) on which he and Eichmann concoct their outrageously defamatory attacks and then hyperlink to them when publishing other material on what is ostensibly a legitimate political website (Conservative New Jersey). Insofar as Eichmann is a dullard barely able to tie his own shoes, it’s a safe bet this tactic comes courtesy of Wee Willy Winkler, an unctuous mediocrity who apparently not all that bright, either – if the latest attack on Larsen is any indicator.
In this episode, the Dimwit Duo seize on a chance encounter between David Larsen and U.S. Senate candidate Bader Qarmout at a recent event and spin it into a story so outrageous and over the top as to actually be funny.
Now comes the picture below showing David Larsen with Bader Qarmout. He of the most liberal immigration policy ever put forward by a Republican – giving driver’s licenses to illegals then rewarding them with amnesty. Larsen and Qarmout as running mates? Not sure anyone saw that coming. Shocking to learn that Larsen supports the liberal Qarmout or his liberal immigration plan.
That Larsen’s position on the immigration issue is well articulated on his campaign website or that candidates for the House of Representatives don’t have running mates or that their names on the official ballot are in different places under different party lines or that Larsen hasn’t the time or resources to support any campaign but his own should be obvious to anyone with an IQ above room temperature.
It is obvious to Eichmann and Winkler, but they don’t care: Larsen must be destroyed so that Leonard Lance prevails and they will do and say anything to achieve that end – even if it means exposing themselves as sleazy liars, merchants of chaos and, ultimately… idiots.
Yes, idiots. You see, they goofed up on the second part of their attack:
Needless to say, a significant chop job was done on Larsen’s words – rather like the tactic NBC used when they edited George Zimmerman’s 911 phone call to make him appear to have racist motivations for tailing Trayvon Martin.
Here’s the kicker: these dummies embedded the actual video – in which Larsen says the exact opposite of what is attributed to him. All the reader needs to do is play it and listen. Just in case Dumb & Dumber come to their senses and delete it, here’s the Youtube link.
This is too funny for words and I’m left wondering if, perhaps, the presence of Tweedle-Robbo-Dum and Tweedle-Willy-Dee might actually constitute a Fifth Column in the Lance/Doherty camp that ultimately helps David Larsen defeat Leonard Lance on June 5.
Way to go, guys: with friends like you, Leonard Lance doesn’t need