Tales From A Parallel Universe

February 16th, 2011at 11:35am Posted by Eli

Thomas Sowell laments that Republicans aren’t doing… exactly what they’re doing:

With most of the media heavily tilted toward the Democrats, Republicans are going to get hit far more often than they are going to get in their own punches.

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Knowing that they are going to get hit more often in the media, you might think that Republicans would put extra time and effort into developing a knockout message. In reality, however, Republicans seem to invest much less time and thought into getting their political message across than is done by the Democrats.

First of all, Democrats develop words and phrases that they all use, so that the public hears those same words and phrases over and over again, until they sink in. Republicans have nothing to match the Democrats’ catch phrases like “social justice” or “tax cuts for the rich.”

Back when George W. Bush first emerged on the national political scene in 2000, Democrats said that he lacked “gravitas.” The media kept repeating it. People who had never used the word “gravitas” in years were suddenly saying “gravitas” 24/7 on news programs, interview shows and in the newspapers and magazines.

When have you ever known the Republicans to be that coordinated?

Um, pretty much ALL THE TIME?

It’s funny, I don’t remember the 2000 election being about Dubya’s lack of “gravitas” at all – I remember it being about Al Gore being a big fat liar for minor errors and things he never actually said.

The only way to make any sense of this piece is to swap “Republican” and “Democrat” – then it becomes merely obvious and unremarkable instead of delusional and insane.

Entry Filed under: Media,Politics,Republicans,Wankers


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