The Other McCain

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Living Inside Your Head, Rent-Free

Posted on | January 24, 2013 | 16 Comments

Patterico has been cyberstalked since June 2011 by Neal Rauhauser, and Rauhauser’s use of psy-ops tactics (including “accuse the accusers” and “conflict cupid”) has the effect of casting a shadow of suspicion around his targets, creating confusion that prevents law enforcement from identifying Rauhauser as the source of malicious actions.

Go read Mike Stack’s account of Rauhauser’s interactions with New Jersey police. Stack, the first target of SWATting in the WeinerGate saga (with which Neal became obsessed), filed a harassment complaint against Rauhauser. Stack says Neal then contacted New Jersey police, seeking to convince them that somehow Stack was at fault. By sowing hostility between the cops and Stack (“conflict cupid”), Rauhauser avoided serious criminal sanctions for his harassing behavior.

Patterico sees Rauhauser as part of Brett Kimberlin’s operation:

What if you could recruit a whole team of cyberstalkers — all to aid you in a purely personal dispute?

It’s worth reading. The overlap between Kimberlin and Rauhauser remains a subject of much mystery. If Neal and others are actually being paid to cyberstalk Brett’s enemies, this would explain a lot. The other (and more likely) explanation is that they’re all just bat-shit crazy.

Politically motivated stalking is never actually politically motivated. It’s about the personality defects of the stalkers. It’s perhaps most useful to compare Neal Rauhauser to John Tiessen — these are psychologically damaged people whose interest in politics is about the Moment of Glory fantasy: By destroying the hated political enemy, they will vindicate themselves as Winners and (they imagine) be celebrated by their allies.

Is Neal Rauhauser part of Brett Kimberlin’s army of hired stalkers? Or is Neal just an obsessed loser chasing the Moment of Glory fantasy? Obviously, this is not an entirely moot question for Patterico or others they have tried to destroy, but we must be pretty doggone important — Winners! — if we’re living rent-free inside their heads.

P.S.: I’d like to tell you this is all a Koch-funded conspiracy, but unfortunately the check hasn’t shown up yet, so please hit the freaking tip jar!



16 Responses to “Living Inside Your Head, Rent-Free”

  1. bet0001970
    January 24th, 2013 @ 5:38 pm

    McCain, what are you talking about? I get paid every Friday. Are you telling me the Kochs haven’t been paying you? Seriously? Cause the rest of us have been getting checks. Like clockwork. Oh man…I can’t believe you’ve been doing this for free.

  2. WJJ Hoge
    January 24th, 2013 @ 6:07 pm

    How do you think I can afford to run a site with no tip jar, McCain? Get with the program!

  3. richard mcenroe
    January 24th, 2013 @ 6:08 pm

    Sheet, I’m still waiting for all the damned money the lefties across the street said Karl Rove was paying me.

  4. robertstacymccain
    January 24th, 2013 @ 6:35 pm

    What? Karl hasn’t paid up yet? You should ask Ali Akbar. He’s good buddies with Karl.

  5. Bob Belvedere
    January 24th, 2013 @ 7:24 pm

    They’re paying all you guys in fiat money?!? ROTFLMAO. The Kochs pay me in Gold and ammo.

  6. Rob Crawford
    January 24th, 2013 @ 7:41 pm

    “Politically motivated stalking is never actually politically motivated.”

    And yet someone finds them useful enough to protect them and fund them.

  7. Becca Lower
    January 24th, 2013 @ 8:21 pm

    You win, Bob. 😀

  8. WJJ Hoge
    January 24th, 2013 @ 10:34 pm

    I’m getting large denomination platinum coins.

  9. Bob Belvedere
    January 24th, 2013 @ 11:14 pm

    Oooo…aren’t we just the little brown-noser.

  10. richard mcenroe
    January 25th, 2013 @ 9:04 am

    While I envy you the free ammo, you do realize Speer Gold Dot isn’t REAL gold, right?

  11. McGehee
    January 25th, 2013 @ 9:22 am

    I get paid in cheap Scotch.

    I’m okay with that.

  12. McGehee
    January 25th, 2013 @ 9:23 am

    Because politically motivated or not, it is politically useful.

  13. Bob Belvedere
    January 25th, 2013 @ 9:32 am

    When the SHTF, it will be more valuable than real gold.

  14. richard mcenroe
    January 25th, 2013 @ 3:37 pm

    The worst thing about what the Koch brothers are doing is, they’re keeping all the blondes who can spell and leaving the Dems Meggie Mac…

  15. richard mcenroe
    January 25th, 2013 @ 3:39 pm

    I’m thinking of getting my C&R license. How do you think a shop named Commie Gun Fun will play in Texas?

  16. Rick Bulow
    January 25th, 2013 @ 4:15 pm

    Just reading this article, I am surprised you did not think of this youtube video Stacy – Voices by Rev Theory