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Just sell it harder

Chairman of the Tea Party Express:

“There’s plenty of blame to go around, but at the end of the day, the Republican Party has a branding problem,”

She also said that the party needed to be more aggressive in promoting its message.
In a country where half the population now has black or Hispanic neighbors, it becomes harder and harder to see our fellow citizens as objects of hate. In a country where most of you neighbors can’t afford decent health care, how do you continue to justify the Emergency Room as your primary health care provider? Yep, the message is just fine. All we need to do is tweak the rhetoric a bit.
Rachel Maddow spelled it out nicely:

“Ohio really did go to President Obama last night, he really did win. He really was born in Hawaii, and he really is, legitimately, president of the United States again. And The Bureau of Labor Statistics did not make up a fake unemployment rate last month. And the Congressional Research Service really can find no evidence that cutting taxes on rich people grows the economy. And the polls were not skewed to oversample Democrats. And Nate Silver was not making up fake projections about the election to make conservatives feel bad. Nate Silver was doing math.And climate change is real. And rape really does cause pregnancy sometimes. And evolution is a thing! And Benghazi was an attack on us, it was not a scandal by us. And nobody is taking away anyone’s guns. And taxes have not gone up. And the deficit is dropping, actually. And Saddam Hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction. And the moon landing was real. And FEMA is not building concentration camps. And UN election observers are not taking over Texas. And moderate reforms of the regulations on the insurance industry and the financial services industry in this country are not the same thing as communism.”

Yes, as long as the GOP remains in its fantasy bubble, denies science-based reality and continues to regard gut-instinct pundits like Karl Rove, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Grover Norquist and Fox News as bastions of truth and enlightenment I will continue to have this giant, silly smile on my face.

One Response

  1. LOL. Thanks!

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