"... my recent public opinion research has recorded unprecedented anxiety about the country's direction. Just 34 percent of the voting public believe that the America of tomorrow will be better than the America of today, while 57 percent think it will be worse.This explains why so many people have lost patience with the current U.S. leadership. It is no wonder that 52 percent of voters in my election night survey said they were "mad as hell" about politics and politicians. [snip]Congressional Republicans didn't seem to notice in 2006, and certainly didn't seem to care.[snip]It is unfortunate that the Republican Party is currently dominated by hyperpartisan, gut-punching professional politicians and expert technicians whom I wouldn't want to face at the dark end of the electoral alley. They specialize in the flawless execution of "wedge" politics. That may have worked well in past elections, but no longer. The latest gimmick is "branding" -- a Madison Avenue technique -- to reverse the Republican slide. But political parties are not brands, slogans are not a replacement for ideas and you don't sell leaders the way you sell widgets." Read the rest...Weird though how Frankie-boy espouses this new strategy of 'fact-based reality' thus changing the tactics of "branding" for which he has been not only a major proponent, but one who provided language and strategy to that GOP movement. Prick. Yeah, I'm one of the really pissed off Americans. The irony and hypocrisy runs so deep with these people, it's a shame it's not an alternative energy source---we could be off our "oil addition" in a hot minute.
Sunday, February 25, 2007
GOP:Stuck in the Mud
When Frank Luntz, GOP master-of-deception starts talking about how the Rethuglican party needs to "get real" you know there's trouble in paradise.