Monday, January 25, 2010

Levi Johnston is A Pawn

Bristol Palin just sued Levi Johnston for child support. Good for her. Since the couple broke up after the 2008 presidential election, Levi Johnston has decided that instead of assuming the role of an adult and father for Tripp, he was going to join the smear campaign against Sarah Palin. Whether he is driven because he is a scorned lover or because he needs the money, Levi has chosen to take the low road, and is being used as a pawn in a political chess game.

It's easy to react to a harsh separation childishly by lashing out at the other partner and by lashing out at the partner's parents out of anger and hurt. But, it's an adult thing to deal with your differences in private, hash out your arguments and work toward a resolution of the problem. When that doesn't happen, you walk away with your head held high and let the courts decide issues like child support in closed hearings for the sake of the child, a child who will instead grow up and read all about his first year on earth via Google.

This will not bode well for Levi down the road when his child, who will be nurtured with Brisol's love and showered with even more love from his grandparents, Sarah and Todd, grows up and takes issue with the Levi's vitriol which will ring dissonant in comparison with the loving upbringing that Tripp will experience. How will Tripp find a way to reconcile this dissonance and have any respect for his father unless there is a vast transformation in Levi early, as in like right now?

Today, it was brought to our attention that there is an Astroturfing campaign which comes at a time when President Obama's support is slipping. Patterico's Pontifications writes How “David Axelrod Astroturfing” Works, Step by Step. Someone calling herself Ellie Light was discovered to have written multiple letters to the editors of major newspapers praising Obama using different addresses but a similar template in an attempt to manufacture a grass roots outpouring.

The last time Obama slipped in the polls is when Sarah Palin hit the scene. Obama campaign insiders devoted a lot of time and resources digging for dirt that wasn't there. So instead, they had to manufacture it in order to protect their "anointed one." Rather than report on this, the media bought in and have been complicit ever since.

It all started on September 8, 2008 when noticed an unusual amount of internet traffic smearing Sarah Palin. Eric Erickson at Human Events pointed his finger specifically at David Axelrod when he wrote that "When those grassroots attacks are manufactured by public relations firms, they aren’t real: they’re astroturfed -- fake attacks designed to look like a grassroots movement."

Michelle Malkin wrote "Rusty Shackleford — with help from Jane of Armies of Liberation, Stable Hand, the Jawa team, Dan Riehl, Ace of Spades, and Patterico – traced a Palin-bashing YouTube video to a Democrat public relations firm, Winner and Associates, and one of its employees, Ethan S. Winner." Axelrod is known for his Astroturfing companies. But instead of doing the video in house, he farmed it out. Malkin explained it on Fox News.

If the left is willing to go to those lengths to protect their anointed one, it would explain why the liberal media is willing to wave some money and fame in front of someone whose only claim to fame is that he is an anti-Palin trash talker who just so happens to be Tripp Palin's father.

Palin haters can't wait for the juicy tidbits of the custody hearing to come out. Unfortunately for them, Levi's credibility is so bad that, even if anything he says is true (which it is not), no one on the left or right with any self respect, dignity and desire to protect their own credibility would be stupid enough to use him as a source. Levi's credibility is so bad that if he presented a bank surveillance tape of Sarah Palin clearly robbing a bank at gunpoint, people still wouldn't believe it.

Sarah Palin is anathema to the left which just loves Obama. She is a threat. Watch the usual suspects: the Daily Kos, the Huffington Post, the New York Times and Vanity Fair and remember when it comes to their smear campaign against Sarah Palin, pardon the pun, Levi is just a tool.

Read More about how Levi plays into the Obama Astroturfing modus operandi and get more background on how Astroturfing is why many people today still see the caricature of Sarah Palin and not the real Sarah Palin: All The President’s Astroturfers: The Curious Case of Ellie Light by Gary P.

Here's the money section of the article:

Speaking of Sarah Palin, the astroturf campaign against her by Obama and his henchmen is legendary. We’ve written at length how Obama involved his campaign chief-of-staff, Pete Rouse, who is now a White House adviser, in this effort.

By now everyone knows that Rouse, an Alaskan, worked with leaders of the Alaska democrat party and other movers and shakers to not only recruit bloggers, both local and national, to plant false stories about Sarah all over the internet, but also to help recruit people to file phoney ethics complaints against her.

It was the financial burden these phony complaints were placing not only on Sarah personally, but the Alaskan taxpayers (over $2 million) that would eventually lead Sarah to make the decision to turn over her government to her Lt Governor, Sean Parnell, a brilliant move…in hindsight.

Rouse and his people also used their influence with hate peddler Arianna Huffington, of the Huffington Post, to give local hate mongers Shannyn Moore and Jeanne Devon a high profile slot over at the vile website. Also used were people like Linda Kellen Biegel, the “Official DNC blogger for Alaska” and a host of smaller, lesser know, but equally unscrupulous bloggers.

What Rouse and his group set up was a network of websites that were both fed information and story lines from the White House, and given access to the nation’s media to spread the hate and the lies to virtually every media outlet in the country.

This astroturfing effort is unprecedented. The amount of effort and coordination used against Sarah Palin boggles the mind. It also create a completely false narrative about Sarah that she is still working hard to set straight to this day.

Of course, the efforts didn’t stop there. As we wrote in October, there was also an effort by the big movers and shakers to use Levi Johnston against Sarah and her daughter Bristol. A big campaign to keep Levi in the spotlight was launched and partially funded by Stewart A. Resnick, a billionaire liberal democrat.

Resnick is the Chairman of Roll International. Roll’s business involves agriculture, Fiji Water, and the Franklin Mint among other things. He is also a prime financial backer behind the democratic/communist party. You can read more here.

It was Resnick’s company, Roll International, that employed Levi and his “bodyguard” Tank Jones to “star” in a commercial hawking pistachio nuts.

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