Projection Always, Constantly
Wow, ever see an ad which absolutely floors you with the sheer level of projection that it embodies? Today, Pupienus, the food pr0n obsessed emperor of Portland linked to a Republican PAC in a comment at Sadly, No!, which led me to this wonderful ad:
Holy Hannah, that is some serious, serious projection on the part of GOPTrust PAC… in the context of an ad which claims that Democrats use words to manipulate the public into voting for them, the ad actually uses the Frank Luntz tested neologism “Democrat Party”. Tellingly, the ad only references three examples of “tested” words- “extremists”, “hope”, and “change”. Meanwhile, the Republicans have brought us such terms as “death tax, “death panels”, “job creators”, and “religious freedom”. Once again, it’s all about projection with these wingnuts.
To cap it all off, the ad is narrated by someone using a kitschy Kissenger faux German accent (is he supposed to sound like the stereotypical cartoon psychiatrist?), and the ad veers off into a Godwin’s Law violation.
It’s a strange ad, more ridiculous than effective. In this post Poe’s Law political reality, it’s impossible to tell if it’s a really bad ad by a genuine Republican PAC, or if it’s a really good act of political sabotage on the part of a culture-jamming Democratic Party operative. At any rate, it’s not manipulating anyone.