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Narrative Wars: How the GOP Can Win
American Thinker ^ | April 24, 2012 | Cindy Simpson

Posted on 04/24/2012 2:33:36 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome

The "Democrat-Media Complex" (Breitbart's term) control of the Obama screenplay has been obvious from day one, even when there was no narrative to shape. Instead of offering evidence to refute criticism of their star, the Alinsky-schooled Complex lazily lob potent word-missiles like "racist" or "birther." Most Republican elites defensively duck and run for cover lest any of the labels stick. Conservatives hope that intelligent discussion of economic and policy issues will win election battles, but they fight within an arena defined and controlled by the leftist media, leaving the home court advantage to the left.

Refusing to play by Democrat-Media Complex rules, conservative writer Diana West bravely observed the relationship between two of Obama's scandals: his socialism and the probable fraud of his identity documents. The assertions are related in that even though both are supported by facts and evidence, neither fits the narrative, and so both are ignored by the mainstream. And most of the conservative establishment has reacted the same way it did in the Clinton-Lewinsky affair: conspicuously silent and self-censoring. Author Roger Kimball noted the disturbing consensus that has rendered Obama's nativity a topic "literally undiscussable." Sometimes conservatives side vocally with the Complex, brushing aside the quest for truth as less important than debate on other issues.

While debate on the big issues is important, Breitbart was right -- regaining control of the narrative is the big thing. Until last year, Breitbart was focused mainly on "winning issues"; however, a few weeks before he died, his battle lines were redrawn at CPAC with the promise that "this election, we're going to vet [Obama]."

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2012; elections; naturalborncitizen; obama
Are we going to vet "Obama" this cycle? Really really vet him?

One would Hope so.

1 posted on 04/24/2012 2:33:39 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

The democrat campaigns/DNC creates the ‘narrative’, and the media/pop culture implement and maintains it. The GOP just stand around, watching it all happen, and do nothing to challenge it for the most part.


2 posted on 04/24/2012 3:01:25 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Wasn’t it Dan Rather who went after Bush with a vengeance over something in his military career nad it prove din the end to be a hoax.

Isn’t it interesting that State-run media would go so far to manufacture documents to besmirch Republicans but they cannot even go after a legitimate issue pertaining to a Communist in the White House.

One of the necessary constituents of a democrary is a press that seeks the truth. We now have the equivalent of Pravda or Izvestia.


3 posted on 04/24/2012 3:02:40 AM PDT by veritas2002
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Even here on FR this issue gets ridiculed by many people. How can we hope to have it aired in the general public?


4 posted on 04/24/2012 3:07:55 AM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome
Are we going to vet "Obama" this cycle? Really really vet him? One would Hope so.

Hope is all we have in that direction, but I don't expect any real change at all.

5 posted on 04/24/2012 3:09:36 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Can we afford as much government as welfare-addicted voters demand?)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Sheriff Joe Arpaio: I Spoke with Andrew Breitbart Shortly Before he Died

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=aGhpLsl0giM


6 posted on 04/24/2012 3:16:59 AM PDT by sueQ
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To: samtheman
"Even here on FR this issue gets ridiculed by many people. How can we hope to have it aired in the general public?"

Keep beating the drums of "Historically, this guy's a freakin' ghost." Push the college records, SS#, the Selective Service Registration, forged online image of the LFBC, and on and on and on.

Your current tagline is at least a good start also, just as a jolt to get people to recognize the statism that is being implemented right in front of them. (great video, btw)

7 posted on 04/24/2012 3:32:24 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

The answer to your question is not only no, but hell no.


8 posted on 04/24/2012 3:33:16 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer; sueQ; All
"The answer to your question is not only no, but hell no."

:(

RIP, Andrew.

9 posted on 04/24/2012 4:15:12 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome; All

One thing is for sure and a comfort to us all -
not too long ago, many tea partiers, ‘conservatives’ and even Breitbart, Americanthinker.com refused to address this issue (becasue it is ‘not as important as others’..); now many of them are vocal about it. This shows this most important constitutional issue is getting more and more front and center. Unfortunately Breitbart got the ‘axe’. However, that makes us more determined to get it resolved! People are coming out of their fear to speak up (e.g. the Hollywood producer..) With all the relentless effort in state ballot challenges, Sheriff Arpaio investigation....the truth will be out!
Keep up the good work! Keep educating anyone who is willing to listen to this issue!
If we can’t keep obozo off the ballot, VOTE HIM OUT NO MATTER WHAT - IGNORE ANY CRISIS THEY MAY MANUFACTURE!


10 posted on 04/24/2012 5:50:38 AM PDT by chrisnj
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome
Are we going to vet "Obama" this cycle? Really really vet him?

"We" who?

The media? Apparently not much more than last time when journalist supporters paved the way for a usurper and journalist opponents (even the most outspoken, highly-paid voices of the right) were intimidated into a stony silence that remains to this day.

The FBI? No, they insist it's not in their authority to second guess the voters.

Congress? Well, I did get a marginally positive response from my House Rep. who said he favors eligibility authentication for all candidates. But that's just hollow talk at this point, and he is among the bolder lawmakers inside the Beltway. It looks like we've got all we're going to get from Congress unless some kind of dramatic news breaks.

Courts? Please. You saw how those kangaroos managed cogent, solid arguments from the likes of both Irion and Apuzzo. (Thankfully, Taitz is distracted with her own candidacy.)

Voters? As we have seen, voters have no power outside of the few square feet inside a polling booth and only a minority of eligible citizens actually vote anyway.

I'm watching the horizon for the cavalry, but all I see today is dirt and sky ... but WAIT! Is that Joe Arpaio ...?

11 posted on 04/24/2012 6:49:49 AM PDT by TexasVoter (No Constitution? No Union!)
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To: TexasVoter
Sorry to be so depressing in my last post #11.

Maybe this will cheer you up ~

Look who's making a comeback!:


12 posted on 04/24/2012 7:15:38 AM PDT by TexasVoter (No Constitution? No Union!)
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