Skip to comments.Winning The PR War: Fiscal Conservative Messaging Strategies
Posted on 08/16/2011 7:25:56 AM PDT by gjmerits
The entire concept of winning the PR war against big government Socialism comes down to the concept of what is popularly called a meme.
Just like genes, memes are capable of self-replicating, mutating and responding to targeted pressure.
Memes also evolve by means of natural selection via the processes of mutation, variation, and competition. In short, strong memes can reproduce from mind to mind, will weak memes become extinct.
The Democrats are very effective at using the meme idea. With most media from newspapers to magazines to cable news leaning left of center to hard left, the media of transmission of memes for liberal ideas is solid. This is beginning to change with the rise of the Tea Party, existing conservative talk radio infrastructure, and pressures on typical liberal media memes via contradictory pressures such as the collapse of economies in Europe from Socialist countries, images of riots in Europe with youths vocalizing that they are "showing the rich people we can do what we want", and here at home the S&P downgrade, the stock market crash, exploding deficits, ObamaCare, etc. All of these are ideas that work against the existing meme information stash used by the media.
"Tea Party Downgrade". Three words, easy to replicate and pass on, easy to understand, that play into the hands of some independents and whip up the liberal base. The fact it ignores the S&P statements that entitlements are the number one reason for the downgrade, this meme has the ability to stick. How can it be fought? If we look around us, as of today 8/11/2011, I have personally read many articles from liberal writers that are beginning to question the competency and leadership of Obama. Why would they do that?...
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To be successful against ‘rats, memes must have strong emotional logic/content.
0bama’s not working.
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