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New Years Resolutions – Getting a Handle On Debate and Messaging

New Years Resolutions – Getting a Handle On Debate and Messaging

So I’ve been putting some thought to it, and analyzing what we’ve seen from the R’s since I’ve been hanging out on sites like The Daily Beast. Here are my conclusions, for what they are worth (R’s…you’ll probably find these worthless…everybody else, you might get something useful out of them). …Wait! Don’t stop there!

Republicanz R Smartte!

Republicanz R Smartte!

Bottom line: The Republican party as it is currently configured, even by the reckoning of its own members, is dumbing itself down. See here and here. These aren’t lilly livered libtards…these are well respected members of the conservative movement (well, formerly, in Frum’s case…he committed the heresy of not marching …Wait! Don’t stop there!

Conservatives, Language, and the Fox Bubble

Conservatives, Language, and the Fox Bubble

First, let me define “The Fox Bubble.” This is the alternate universe that conservatives have set up for themselves, and includes various right wing media properties (Fox “News” being the flagship) that reinforce right wing talking points by spinning news stories to present conservatives in the best possible light, demonize …Wait! Don’t stop there!

Conservatives…What Happened??

Conservatives…What Happened??

Here’s a random sampling of what conservatives were saying in conversations on the eve of the 2012 Presidential election: Country Girl: “November can’t come soon enough!” Wisconsinite: “Romney in November and taking the Senate.” Gear4War: “beat the Dems senseless come November.” Houston_Forensics: “Obama will lose” Dallas J.: “the end of …Wait! Don’t stop there!

Video of the Week

Video of the Week

This makes for a nice compilation of all the hatred and bat-shit nuttery coming from the right these days. God Bless ALL Americans…not just the ones I like personally, and God Bless the President, who has to survive in this swamp of ignorance and hatred. -=Vel=- What do you think …Wait! Don’t stop there!

Gays, Language, Newt Gingrich, The Right Wing, Random Conservative Posters, and America

Gays, Language, Newt Gingrich, The Right Wing, Random Conservative Posters, and America

In 1996, one of the Guiding Lights, and “Deep Conservative Thinkerers,” Newt Gingrich, outlined a strategy and a fundamental need for the Republicans to control language in order to win the war of ideas and exert control. You can find a copy of his memo here, and in the event …Wait! Don’t stop there!

Politicians…Who Can You Trust

Politicians…Who Can You Trust

You know…when it comes to “trusting” politicians, my first inclination is to say don’t trust any of the bastards. Not really. I mean, their entire job depends on convincing you that they’ve got your best interests at heart. YOUR best interests. In a nation of more than three hundred million …Wait! Don’t stop there!

What the Today Show can tell us about the Librul Media Conspiracy

What the Today Show can tell us about the Librul Media Conspiracy

I was watching the Today show yesterday (October 26), and they aired an intriguing story. It was about various “speed bumps” encountered by the two Presidential candidates. On the one hand, there was Romney, whose latest “speed bumps” were two-fold. There was John Sununu, going on national television to say …Wait! Don’t stop there!

How Nate Silver Became Conservative Enemy #1

How Nate Silver Became Conservative Enemy #1

If you don’t know who Nate Silver is, then you’re probably not serious about following politics. Nate Silver burst on the scene with a stunning track record in 2008, getting pretty much everything right. He was watched carefully in 2010…could he do it twice? Was his model really that good? …Wait! Don’t stop there!

What is ‘Legitimate Rape?’

What is ‘Legitimate Rape?’

The more I think I know and understand about conservatives, the more bewildered and confused I become. Initially, I wasn’t gonna say anything about Akins’ blunder, but the more I thought about it…the more I heard it mentioned, the more confused I became. How does a person who seems, at …Wait! Don’t stop there!

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