I’d say Ben nailed it, unfortunately.
E.G. - in other words, “Why CW-II will start in 2017”
Keep a close eye on Chelsia Clinton, and any possible “grandmother” factor, meaning, would Hillary rather be changing future grandchildren’s diapers?
Let's look at the list of Republican candidates since Nixon . . .
Don’t often agree with the analysis on this site but I’d say this one is (unfortunately) spot on.
Democrats, with the willing help of the media, have a slick game going.
They criticize republicans as the “party of no” and complain (dishonestly) that republicans never offer their own plans and solutions.
Then when republicans do offer a plan the democrats and the media attack it unmercifully.
Hopefully it will be Ted Cruz with a copy of the Constitution in one hand and a Bible in the other.
I agree Ben nails it here. Repubs can make all the logical, statistical, valid arguments they want, but Americans don’t respond to that type of message. They respond to “my opponent wants you to starve, because he’s going to take that government check from you.”
Americans, sadly, aren’t that interested in arcane ideals such as liberty, self-determination or rugged individualism. They want to know if the gravy train is going to keep on rolling, and anyone who attempts to stop it is evil.
Yup. Communists always understood the stupidity of the masses and used propaganda.
And of course that tells you who the Communists in this country are.
Cruz has the narrative right. But bumbling suits like Boner and McNobody don't even know they need a narrative other then "don't rock the boat, my lobbyists don't like it".
The United States, battered by eight years of Obama’s Marxism, simply will not survive another Leftist Democrat.
Putin knows it, the Chinese know it - everyone knows it; except, apparently, the American electorate.
Our Republic will not survive.
OK, yesterday I posted a thread on Ryan's newst rehashed fictional budget resolution, and I have a similar point.
What was Ryan's point in this(his) show on this? especially with this show of nothing? (his resolution scam)
He touted this same crap in early 2011, then again in 2012 and then he lost with Romney, then again in early 2013, and now again,
There already is a real budget in place (in law) with his (Paul Ryan's) and Patty Murray's name on it.
Are we really supposed to rally to Ryan just because on MSNBC they are once again complaining about Ryan's newest rehashed fiction budget resolution? (Yes I know it worked with many here in 2011 , but not with me, and then with some suckers again in 2013m, but jeeze)
I agree with the author. Republicans never learn.
The GOP does not understand the art of communications. The consultant class does not have a clue as to how to reach the American people.
The American people are going to elect Hillary because the economy has been pumped up, people are not hungry and scared. In 1980 inflation was out of control and jobs were scarce. The people were afraid so they went for Reagan. This time, everything to then according to the press is hunky dory and Oblahblah is doing just great.
There is only one reason that Hillary will win and its the exact same reason that Obama won. The GOP Establishment will deliberately take a dive.
“Understand your forces and understand your opponents and in one hundred battles you will not be defeated.”
We still don’t understand the power of fear.
“Yes, the Democrats want to give you free things, but there is no more free stuff to give. If you vote for the Democrats, they will destroy everything. You will receive nothing. The Republicans want to build the country back up. Then, there might be some help for people in trouble. With the Democrats, there will be nothing. You will be out in the street trying to catch cats to eat.”
The Republican candidate can win if he/she keeps the message simple. Obamacare is bad. Pound it into the ground and pound it some more.
Democrats focus on narrative because they own the media. Republicans have to hammer back, but it’s an uphill slog. Ocare is part of the message, but I would give at least equal attention to un/underemployment, and pitch that hard to the millenials and minorities. “Obama has stolen your future” is not a hard message to sell, given the realities. “Obama” has grown Medicaid, food stamps and disability, but he’s shrunk jobs” is also not hard to sell.
We can’t expect results at the Federal level when we must go against GOPe and the commies.
Article V, secession and CW2 in that order are the only real ways we have left to advance liberty.
I have zero interest in Ryan, if he proposes a good budget God Bless him, but as a national candidate stay away.
The GOP narrative?
Where the hell is the conservative/Tea Party narrative?
Sit around and pass blog posts around and wring our hands at how much the GOP sucks?
Detaching ourselves from their stupidity, while secretly hoping they win, does not absolve us of our own inability to do any better.