Here we are, well into 2014 and the Democrats barely even have any candidates named for office. That’s no surprise, considering the destruction their party has wrought on a national level. Anyone with a “D” next to their name is likely to get a well deserved, good old-fashioned hinder-spanking. What they are doing, however, is getting their tinfoil-hat brigade into full swing in letter-writing mode, hitting the “Letter to the Editor” pages as frequently as they can.
I’ve written my share of letters to the editor of our local newspaper as well, and I think it’s a great means of citizen activism. What I am pointing out in this article is the orchestrated wave of motivated foot soldiers, belching Democrat Party talking points to the printed page in increasing volume.
I’ve noticed it lately because I check the Tribune’s Letters to the Editor page regularly. I’ve mentioned before that their Comments sections (when they had them) were where one could go to kill a few brain cells. But these are actual letters submitted to the paper, verified by the editor, and signed with people’s real names. But who are these people, and why should you pay attention what they’ve written?
In the case of the Bismarck Tribune, you only have to do one additional click to get some background on a letter writer before you lend credence to what they have to say:
Take this cookie-cutter screed from Henry Lebak (to whom I’ve retorted on the Tribune’s Letter to the Editor page) going after Margaret Sitte. This is the only race I can think in which the Democrats actually want to compete, so here comes the attack. Well, simply click on good ol’ Henry’s name in the blue byline text, and you’ll come up with this list of what he’s written in the past:
Mister Lebak’s been busy. He’s got a litany of “Republicans bad, Democrats good” type stuff in his repertoire. Fine…that’s his right. But my point is that this isn’t just some regular guy who finally got so fed up with Senator Sitte or the Republicans that he had to finally write a letter and air his grievances. No, this is a semi-pro.
There are other leftists, such as the one shown in the top image, who have an even longer list of vitriol than Henry does. I don’t have to accuse Mr. Lebak or others of being shills for the Democrat Party, and it doesn’t matter if they are. They’re activists, as evidenced by the volume of their writing, and it all reads like Democrat Party fundraising letters and talking points memos.
I’ve got few letters to the editor on the Tribune’s site, too…but I’ve got a website on which I’ve boldly declared where I stand on matters of faith and politics. You may agree with me, you may not. But if you still don’t know who I am, clicking on my byline will also bring up my list of rants and give you a good picture of who this crazy right-winger extremist zealot is. Do your research.
This is especially important right now because, as I have pointed out above, agents of the left are already busy pecking away at their keyboards (with the W’s still removed, no doubt) and flooding newspaper editors’ inboxes all over North Dakota. Take the time for one extra click, see what else they’ve written, and if you get a list as long as the guys above you can be sure you’re dealing with an activist.