As if there weren’t enough examples recently of blatant activism coming out of the media, where they assert that they are “reporting” the news, rather than making the news that they want to report, such as has been the case over Covid-19 and the Black Lives Matter protests, this little local article in the Journal News in Hamilton over the George Lang senate seat is a great example. On the surface the reporter, Michael Pitman can say that he reported honestly that George Lang spent more than $450,000 since July 1st 2019 to secure the GOP nomination for the 4th Ohio Senate District seat. But within the framing of that article is the activism that is designed to inspire in the readers a mistrust toward George because in the world of the media, money equals corruption and it is a dog whistle to their activist base which is understood clearly by all. Because after that statement is made, Pitman goes on to say that George’s rival in the upcoming election, the Democrat Kathy Wyenandt is sitting on $35,000 in cash, yet George is $13,000 in the hole going into the summer. In the way that the media works, that is a #METOO setup for the fall where readers are supposed to not trust the big money George Lang over the woman, “one of us” candidate who is ahead but is in threat to be knocked down by all that big money.
Here’s the truth of the matter, and the reason George needed to raise so much money and spent it to win the GOP nomination. There were two rivals going for that seat making the primary an expensive one. Kathy Wyenandt as the Democrat had no rival so she could afford to sit back and save her money going into the summer where George had some very aggressive politicians challenging him, and when it comes to elections a person has to protect their brand, especially when the media is intent to help shape the results with emotional activism. For instance, one of George’s rivals was Lee Wong, an Asian military veteran who has been quite an activist for Chinese causes. Lee ran as a Republican, but his behavior is pretty much a politician straight out of communist China, which the media of course wants to see. So Lee gets good coverage on whatever he does. He was never really a threat in the primary from the GOP perspective, but he does do “brand” damage to other candidates which was his role, to play the spoiler in this past primary election that was grossly interrupted by Mike DeWine’s fumbling of the election by cancelling it due to Covid-19 and then ordering a corrupt mail in ballot system that was conducted in April of this year, extending the original dates by over a month of campaigning.
Lang’s other rival in the primary was the very fiery Candice Keller, who was looking to go after the Tea Party vote, and whatever GOP supporters who wanted to show they would bend the knee to the #METOO movement. She was poised and certainly did try to hurt George’s brand enormously as she was the underdog and had to tear Lang down to have a shot at closing the gaps between her and him within voters minds. Between Lee and Candice there was a lot of attacking going on toward George, and of course behind those candidates are lots of GOP types who want a shot at some positions in the future and they want to sink George so they can get him out of the way for some future opportunity for them, so they also work to chip away at George’s brand when they think nobody is looking. So as a frontrunner who wants to stay that way, George Lang had to out raise and outspend to maintain his brand through a tough primary where a not so butt ugly #METOO candidate from the Democrats was waiting fresh and poised to be the media darling for reporters like Pitman.
Branding is important in all endeavors, whether it’s a business, a family, or a politician. A brand is the reputation you have, what people think of when they hear your name. So George protected his brand by raising a lot of money and spending it to overcome his opposition, which was vast, and considerable. Unfortunately, what nobody talks about these days is the reverse discrimination that any middle-aged man, especially a white man has with all the media out there driving activism in branding potential candidates. You can see the results all across this country now with the riots where incompetent people from these various sentiment groups were elected because of #METOO, or Black Lives Matter, and they aren’t the best people for the job, and it shows. Yet people are supposed to vote for candidates because they are people of color or because they are women, not because they have years of experience, run three or four businesses in the private sector—like George does—or have demonstrated great skill at building teams in a legislature. We are supposed to vote for them because they have the brand of a minority group, and in this upcoming race after George has survived all he had to in the primary, that is what George is up against.
As sure as you are reading this, George Lang is in no danger of being “in the hole” as Michael Pitman wrote in his Journal News article on the topic. The strength of George is that people like him and trust him, and he will be able to raise all the money he needs to run a proper campaign. He doesn’t need the radicals and the insurgents to give him money the way that Kathy does trying to win a Democrat seat in a very Republican district. You can almost feel the oozing hope from Pitman that Kathy might have a chance in Hell at winning the senate seat if only people might think that George blew all his money and is now going to lose to a girl. And without question, that is what many normal readers will think when they read Pitman’s article. They’ll think of George as a big money corrupt politician who only has a shot at winning by spending a lot of money while poor little Kathy is ahead, yet behind to the massive deep pockets of the GOP. Pitman says both things in his article without saying them specifically, but by simply telling the story of how we arrived, without talking about why.
The real story is that George Lang as the frontrunner must protect his brand to stay vibrant for winning that senate seat among a public that elects brands when they vote. And George can spend half a million dollars on Fox News ads to win the primary and he can do it again to beat Kathy Wyenandt in the fall. He could raise and spend a million dollars, because people trust George and they understand the game, and they are willing to invest in him to protect their interests from the vile misdeeds of sentiment politics which are often conducted in the media to destroy brands and the people behind them. Everyone knows the game who are smart and have money in their pockets, they understand that the media wants to rob them of their money, of their very lives for some socialist utopia that they read about in college, or talked about with a buddy while they smoked pot a time or two. The real story is that George Lang is so well trusted that he can raise so much money and use it in the election, which is an election of its own kind. Because people know that without someone like George out there protecting them from all the enemy forces of America, many who operate behind a media badge without consequences, then those forces will turn on them and destroy everything they’ve worked so hard for in their lives only to have it taken away like the poor store owners of downtowns in blue state regions where the mob takes what they want and leave the rest to ruin. That is the real story behind the money, which of course the media never reports as their activism continues to be the true cause of why good guys like George Lang have to spend so much money to gain a seat anyway. Not to mention, where that money gets spent—in the media. The whole process is a kind of shakedown, and the money must be spent to overcome the negative branding which that same media tears down so that they can get paid in the end.
And that is how the game is played and why George Lang raised and will spend so much money for a senate seat in Ohio.
Cliffhanger the Overmanwarrior
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