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April 24, 2014

The Republicans’ Continued Public Relations Disaster

That’s not just the so-called establishment or the so-called Tea Party — it’s both.
Both are doing an atrocious job of taking their message to the people. The establishment remains super cautious, equivocating and boring while the Tea Party walks around pretending as if wearing a three-cornered hat and waving the Constitution (great as it is) is going to impress a culture the vast number of whom (incorrectly!) associate that Constitution with geriatric white slave holders in jodhpurs. Also, you have to be at least as sophisticated as your high school sons and daughters. We do live in 2014. (If you’re not, what you get is a clueless Sharron Angle losing to that hideous mafioso Harry Reid.) Rather than dealing with these realities, both sides — establishment and Tea Party — spend their time aiming fusillades at each other. How infantile and suicidal. - - Roger L. Simon

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 24, 2014 10:52 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

Your Say

He is correct about the Tea-party, civics is no longer taught in schools, the Constitution is meaningless to the younger generations.

Posted by: Todd at April 24, 2014 11:21 PM

All you have to do to inoculate the 40-55% of the Republican voters from any idea, is tell them the idea isn't the only legitimate idea or some people aren't sure the idea will work.

MOST people don't want to think or know about anything that isn't necessary in the next 3 minutes. They go through life like there will be a moderator/narrator to tell them when circumstances demand action and said moderator/narrator will helpfully narrow all option down to A or B, and they need know nothing before that moment about A or B, and it will be obvious which option is best.

This is why The Ruling Class, A) rushes to announce which option/candidate is he only reasonable choice, as far in advance as possible, and B)the smart people KNOW A/B is the only serious choice. you could get 40-55% of Americans to volunteer for eyelid removal surgery if you prepped them using the technique above. The subjects would be skeptical and apprehensive for a brief period at the start. But as soon as they were led to believe others slightly smarter than them were recognizing the obvious benefits of the surgery their skepticism would be replaced with demands for the surgery. The Left demanded schools stop teaching and convinced students they only needed to know how to learn. Then at the appropriate time The Left would tell the sheep where to get the info, what to think about the info, and that they should hurry up or they will be the last Gomer in town to get the treatment.

Posted by: Scott M at April 25, 2014 1:33 AM

And Simon is doing SO much to help. Sure he is.


Posted by: Mark Alger at April 25, 2014 6:00 AM

Per Scott above. "How to Learn".
I prefer the adage of "teaching"...
"It's NOT about the destination, it's all about the journey! Now get on the box cars"!
(Or "Now, just "register" your guns, and your "wellness" account. It's only "common" sense!)
Of course, some telling National Socialist, and "Organized Labor" history is being eradicated from it's place in readily available "children's" history books, so the point may just be moot.

Posted by: CaptDMO at April 25, 2014 6:58 AM

Yes, yes Mr Simon. Here's your advice:

Establishment: be more interesting
Tea Party: shut up!

I think not.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 25, 2014 8:56 AM

People in Simon's circle do more to kill the conservative evolution than the Democrat intelligensia ever did. The neo-con is really a neo-liberal.

Yes, Angle was a fool, and she nearly won. Conservative voters in Nevada detest Rinos, but they are everywhere in state government. Thanks for that, Roger.

Posted by: james wilson at April 25, 2014 9:46 AM

I suspect by now that most people know this will not be solved by voting...if they are not they are likely surprised by everything.

Posted by: indyjonesouthere at April 25, 2014 10:54 AM

james wilson: nothing that a good hard punch in the face won't cure.

Posted by: chasmatic at April 26, 2014 12:01 PM

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