This video, and no doubt others like it, is making the rounds on Facebook, the current and most widely used propaganda outlet for not only politicians, but hucksters of every stripe. I suggested to the Democrat that put it up that if he cannot detect fake outrage here, his right to vote should be rescinded. He suggested that I limit my criticism to “your own page,” an indication that he has unfollowed me. For a Democrat in Montana, criticism of Tester is like farting in church.
It is easy to see from the backdrop above, sound-absorbing panels with cheesy posters featuring Tester’s home state of Montana on them, that he is in a studio. That means that everything, including the paper bill he uses, is a prop. I imagine that he is looking at either a Teleprompter, or cue cards. His voice is perhaps a third higher in octave than normal, indicating some serious lying going on, like a kid saying “I didn’t eat those cookies, Mom! Honest! I didn’t!”
After this video was shot, I imagine the cheap posters in the background were replaced by posters featuring another state, and another actor took the stage and maybe even read the same script.
The tax bill will pass as written, no changes allowed, everything scripted right down to the public utterances of those senators and congressmen and women who have been given permission to vote against it to preserve the illusion of a deliberative process. The very same kind of Kabuki Theater was used in 2009 with passage of Obamacare, and earlier this year when Republicans feigned an attempt at repeal.
It’s rich corruption, and so common that it is hardly worth a blog post, but opportunity for me again to feature a photograph of Tester, landed gentry who does not know which end of a shovel works. It was used to promote his image as a dirty-hands farmer. It is complete Photoshop trickery.
Pictures of Tester earlier in this same photo shoot show him in the same jacket, clean and new. I originally thought that his handlers had taken it and given it some battery acid treatment, but later understood that such images are the product of Photoshop, especially noting that the colored hole in the jacket exactly matches the barn behind him, which has no foundations and ought not to be standing. Tester himself is cut off at the waist, as placement of feet in grass is very difficult to do convincingly on a computer screen.
Sorry to trouble our readers, far more inured to politics than ordinary people, and our European readers, who don’t care. Tester is low and ordinary, and causes a gag reaction in me. Please bear with one more shot at his sorry fat ass.