Cutting Through The Crap

Friday, April 13, 2012

Glimmer?


If I thought Democrats were capable of a coherent message and making an obvious case, this would be encouraging:

... the fervor and enthusiasm spurred by the tea party in 2010 appears to have dissipated, with no major tea party rallies taking place this year and fewer Republican candidates latching on to the label. On the presidential campaign trail, the tea party is rarely mentioned.

In contrast, Democrats are actually starting to wield the tea party label as a tool in their campaigns.

[...]

“It’s no longer viewed as a populist, grass-roots organization, but a dangerous group with extremist views that don’t reflect the mainstream values of America’s middle class,” Democratic media strategist John Lapp said.

Well, the fact is that, looking at its congressional representatives anyway, it is a dangerous extremist group, one that's done more damage to our future than any attack on buildings in New York and D.C. could do. It's not a hard case to make. Were the parties reversed, you know Republicans, aided by their 24/7 propaganda network, would be doing it with as much coordination as the landing on Omaha beach.

Experience tells us Democrats are unable to muster such message-effectiveness, even when, as in this case (and health care), the facts are on their side. But teabaggR intransigence and insistence on pre-failed ideas and unworkable numbers, their disbelief in the fundamental need for compromise in a democracy are so obvious that you'd think even Ds could manage to convince enough voters to right the ship.

I take it on faith that people capable of understanding still exist. Right? Right?


3 comments:

Frank Drackman said...

In the Gas Passing Biz, we call what you just did "Whistling in the Dark"..
and speaking of Passing Gas, I'm doing an "Anesthesia Consult" where I carefully review a patients physical exam, labs, radiological studies, medical history, ethnicity(no Racism, its important,did you know Red Heads don't feel pain like the rest of us???Its True!!)
OK, all I really do is make sure its the right patient and do a rock/paper/scissors to figure out which "ane" to use...
but seriously, Right Wing Nuts ALWAYS stay home for Prsidential Elections, especially when a Black Guys running...
And glad to see your finally getting some decent weather up there, your looking at highs of 57/60/62 this weekend...
Not quite as comfortable as the 74/76/78 in my nap of the woods.
And I know, if current trends continue it'll be 112 degrees by the end of the month, thats why Jehovah gave us AC..

Frank

Sid Schwab said...

Frank: commenting has been a little screwed up on blogger lately, and either I accidentally deleted yours or it won't publish. So here it is below: (Incidentally, I wrote about redheads and local anesthesia back on Surgeonsblog.)

In the Gas Passing Biz, we call what you just did "Whistling in the Dark"..
and speaking of Passing Gas, I'm doing an "Anesthesia Consult" where I carefully review a patients physical exam, labs, radiological studies, medical history, ethnicity(no Racism, its important,did you know Red Heads don't feel pain like the rest of us???Its True!!)
OK, all I really do is make sure its the right patient and do a rock/paper/scissors to figure out which "ane" to use...
but seriously, Right Wing Nuts ALWAYS stay home for Prsidential Elections, especially when a Black Guys running...
And glad to see your finally getting some decent weather up there, your looking at highs of 57/60/62 this weekend...
Not quite as comfortable as the 74/76/78 in my nap of the woods.
And I know, if current trends continue it'll be 112 degrees by the end of the month, thats why Jehovah gave us AC..

Frank

Frank Drackman said...

Wow, a Surgeon performing a menial task for a Gas Passer, thats a switch.
And don't you love that whole Redheaded Thing? perfect excuse to check if a patients a "Real" Redhead. Woo Hoo!!!!!!
I mean, we don't want to short someone on there ropivacaine...

Frank