Danny Carlton blogged Received via email...
Dear Friend of Air America: There's is no way in the world anyone could have ever mistaken me for a “friend of Air America”. The email was to my yahoo address, which spammer frequently sent crap to by simply guessing common names.
I'm thankful for you. Heh, heh, heh, boy are they in for a big surprise.
With your help, voters across America have sent a powerful message to the Bush Administration and their right-wing cronies. Right-wing cronies...hey, that would be me, wouldn't it?
The party's over. Well, apparently someone's been hitting the bottle.
Last Tuesday's sweeping victories for Democrats and progressives pulled back the curtain from the much-vaunted Bush-Cheney-Rove political machine, revealing what Air America listeners have known all along: there's nobody there. After five years of lies, fear-mongering and electoral manipulation, voters from New Jersey to Virginia said, "Enough." Sweeping? In Virginia the Democrat candidate for governor won by 52%. But the Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General won. In New Jersey the democrat candidate for governor won by just 53%. How in the world is that “sweeping”?!? You can more accurately say that 48% of the voters in Virginia and 47% in New Jersey voted against the Democrat. To imply that either election was about national politics is quite an illogical leap.
Governor-elect Jon Corzine summed it up succinctly in his acceptance speech: "I want to thank the people of New Jersey for rejecting the Bush-Rove tactics that we see in politics." LOL, those Libs like their strawmen, don't they.
And it was more than just the victories in New Jersey and Virginia that sent shockwaves through the Republican establishment. The right-wing agenda took a major hit from voters across the nation last week:He was “trounced” in the primary, because he is a Democrat. St. Paul, MN, voted 3-1 for John Kerry in the last Presidential election, so it could hardly be said that this is an example of what Americans at large are thinking.
· In St. Paul, Minnesota the incumbent Democratic mayor, who last year endorsed George W. Bush for a second term, was trounced in his own reelection bid by a Democrat who made that endorsement the centerpiece of his campaign.
· In Maine, an effort to repeal a law that protects gays and lesbians from discrimination was defeated Yeah, and a last minute media blitz by homosexual activists with deep pockets had no effect at all on that, did it.
· In Dover, Pennsylvania, all eight of the local school board members who supported the teaching of "intelligent design" were voted out. They lost their seats because voters didn't want to pay the massive legal fees to defend the schools against litigation giants like the ACLU. In Dover, ignorance won because the ignorant had more money. Not something to brag about.
But now is not the time to sit back and rest on our victories. Our fight to restore progressive values in America still has a long way to go. If you're winning, then why can't your network get enough of an audience to pay its bills without begging or stealing money from poor children?
With your support, Air America Radio will remain at the forefront of that fight. There are three ways that you can help right now:
1) Join the Air America community by strongly supporting the AAR Associates campaign by clicking here: https://secure.airamericaradio.com.
2) If you're listening to Air America Radio on your local station, thank them for carrying your favorite AAR programs. Yeah, both of you.
3) If you don't yet have an Air America Radio affiliate in your area, let us know today. LOL, what a deluge of calls that would be.
The biggest obstacle progressives face isn't even the Bush Administration or a Republican-controlled Congress. No, it would be your own massive stupidity, obtuseness, bigotry and condescension.
Our greatest challenge continues to be the stranglehold of the right-wing propaganda machine over our nation's media ROTFL. That's a good one.
Thirty percent of Americans now say that their primary source of news is talk radio. Because most of the rest is nothing but Liberal propaganda.
And a lot of the rest get their news analysis from the Blogosphere
And fully ninety percent of talk radio is dominated by the leading propagandists of the Right: Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, Michael Savage and their factually-challenged ilk.
Right Wing Talk Radio is powerful because the MSM is so left wing, and that is why Air America is finding it hard to get listeners, because they hear the same thing the MSM spews out.Yet they thrive in a free market, where the only limitation is who people actually want to listen to. And as for the “factually-challenged” bit, these Libs have yet to come up with any real evidence of that, that isn't minuscule compared to their own lies.
With your strong support, Air America Radio has defied the so-called "experts" who said that progressive talk radio would never succeed.Oh, this is rich. It' s hanging on by donations, and that's a success?!?
In less than twenty months, Air America Radio has grown to include more than 70 stations, reaching over 60% of the country.And gets constant free advertising in the NYT as well as other liberal papers and media sources. Even then 70 stations is pretty paltry considering that there are well over 1,000 talk radio stations in the US.
More than ever, we must continue that growth. With the 2006 mid-term elections less than a year away, we need Air America Radio to remain a powerful voice for progressive values in the public square.In warms the cockles of my heart to think that the “powerful voice for progressive values” is such a whiny, little radio network that after all this time can't even turn a profit. The voice of Liberalism is a screaming gnat.
Become a part of the Air America community by joining the AAR Associates campaign today at https://secure.airamericaradio.com.Uh...no thanks.
As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, there are strong signs that the right-wing's domination of talk radio is finally coming to an end. And that's something for which we can all be thankful.Well, Robert, I think you've been in the Kool-Aid line, way, way too long.
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.