If you want to start a GE bashing fest start your own diary and do it.
OK I did it.
There are two things that matter about messages. You can drill down as deep as you want to, and it’s always true. Apply it to bridge building, football, politics, cribbage, recipes, resumes, witnesses in court, and chocolate. Never a variance to left or to right.
- First, the messenger, and yes, that always comes first.
- Second, the message, and yes, that always comes second.
I’ll show you what I mean.
First example: If you read something in the New York Times, you don’t accept it. It doesn’t matter what it is. If you can verify some datum through another source, then it has only the credence that the other source has. It garners no further credence owing to the fact that it showed up in the bottom of bird cages all across New York.
Second example. The Senate receives a nomination for appeals court judge from President Jed Bartlett. Really? So who did he nominate? Silly question, you say. What does it matter what a fictional TV character says? Ah, but doesn’t the message matter?
No. It doesn’t matter. When the messenger is invalid, disreputable, unscrupulous, or known to be dishonest, then you reject the message. Unopened.
And so it is with GE and their tributes to Ronald Reagan in celebration of his 100th birthday today. I don’t care what they have to say. I reject it out of hand, because it came from a disreputable sender, who, to put it mildly, is no friend of conservatives, or Americans for that matter.
General Electric, led by corporate bandit, left-wing scalawag Jeff Immelt, is the most despicable corporation in America that Barack’s government does not physically own. I am not the only one at RedState who holds a dim view of GE. They make their living sucking on the government teat and grifting money out of the pockets of taxpayers. They profit hugely from government implementation of policies responding to the Global Warming Hoax. Not that they actually make a profit, because they do not.
So about those videos, which I will not dignify with a link. Forget the message, because the messenger is the biggest fraud-perpetrating corporation in America. General Electric, go shove those videos. You don’t stand for a single thing Ronald Reagan stood for. In fact, quite the opposite is true. You stand for corruption, bondage, theft, and power bought with bribery.
Oh, and by the way, it’s cute that GE hired Reagan as a spokesman. And at the Kennedys request, they fired him too.
That about covers the GE portion of this diary. I would like now to wish a happy and blessed 100th birthday to President Ronald Wilson Reagan. I love you, Ronnie. When you were President I did not appreciate you nearly as much as I came to later. I thought it was normal for a president to be such a man. Subsequent experience has taught me otherwise, sadly. I have nothing to offer you, except that I take up arms and fight the same war as you do. And I’ll let Fred Thompson finish up my tribute to you (h/t Steve Foley at TMR)