I'm not sure why I like to pick on Jeffie the Wingnut Slayer, but I think it goes back to when I started my brief and super-prolific (3 posts I think) ant the Blog Formerly Known as Kennedy Versus the Machine. At the time he referred to me as a "blogger of questionable veracity" (note: this was before I became a ThunderJournalist). He also disparaged my and my fellow KvMer's IQs. Putting aside that this twit doesn't have the firepower to carry the intellectual jocks of the likes of Bogus Doug or Jeff Kouba - to say nothing of my own - the veracity comment struck me as especially smug and ironic given his long and storied history of, to use his own phrase, "creating his own reality". His abusive relationship with reality has been well-chronicled here and elsewhere.
Well, there's that, and he does it all dripping with smug-self-righteousness in the tone of a writer that has fooled himself into believing that he knows what the hell he's talking about.
So I guess I am sure why I like picking on him.
And so we turn to the Big Story of the day - the Republican National Committee closed its donation call center or something. A story nobody other than the Dimwit-o-Sphere should care about or would even notice. Hell, if the Democratorian National Committee shuttered it's fundraising operation, it would probably pass here without notice. Unless there was a poop angle, otr the Democratical spokesperson was named something like "Dick McBonercock". But when Jeffie gets his arms around a story, well, that's material!
So today Jeffie does what he does best: fire off a baseless slander, and not read well (and I shall continue to refuse to link to tools):
When questioned about the matter, the GOP did the other things it does: it lied:
A spokeswoman for the committee denied any drop-off in fundraising.
“Any assertion that overall donations have gone down is patently false,” RNC spokeswoman Tracey Schmitt wrote by e-mail yesterday in response to questions sent by The Times. “We continue to out-raise our Democrat counterpart by a substantive amount (nearly double).”
So we're talking about the closing of an RNC (Republican National Committee) call center soliciting donations for the RNC. Jeffie is skeptical, so he goes where any dimbulb moonlighting propagandist would go to get accurate information that he could use to defame the party opposite: another dimbulb lefty blog!
Is that true? Sadly, no!
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee collected $4.6 million in April, more than double the NRSC’s $2.1 million in April contributions. What’s more, the Republican group spent about $60,000 more than it had received in donations, while using only $260,000 to pay its debt.
Overall, the NRSC’s total receipts of $9.1 million trails its Democratic counterpart’s total of $18.3 million since January.
Are Jeffie and the dumbass he quotes a couple of reading-comprehension-retarded small-minded circle jerkers?
The Democratic victories in last November’s elections have not — at least not at this early juncture of the 2007-08 cycle — reversed the fundraising advantage the Republican National Committee (RNC) has long held over the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
The RNC reported raising $7.4 million in April, compared with $4 million for the DNC, according to campaign reports filed late last week with the Federal Election Commission (FEC). That continues a trend: The RNC has outraised the DNC every month this calendar year.
The RNC raised $33 million in the first four months of this year and had $14.2 million in cash on hand; the committee was debt-free as May began. The DNC has raised $19.7 million this year and had available cash of $6.1 million, with debts of $3 million.
Well, look at that! The RNC did raise almost double the jing the DNC did in April. Just like the "lying" RNC spokester said! But because that's a true verifiable fact, Jeffie and the drones he quotes had to find a completely different statistic. Oh, sure, it's a real stat - the D's two years before the next election are kicking the R's ass raising money for the 33 Senate races - but it's completely irrelevant to proving that the RNC spokeswoman is lying. She was talking about contributions to the RNC, not the Senate Campaign Committee.
Ah, but the RNC spokeswoman used the word "over all" to modify donations. Perhaps she was including the donations to the Senate Committee in her assertion. OK. Then add the $2 million and $4 million figures to the totals of the Republicans and Democratosians respectively.
Gee - her statement is still true! You might even say that it's of "unassailable veracity."
And this is how the "reality based community" manufactures "reality."