I swear! “Make the trains run on time“?!!! “One-armed midgets”?!! “Off the hook”: Does that mean he won’t answer his phone? We can only hope….
Of course, the Republican Party isn’t “in the crapper.” They just feel like they are because they don’t have (obvious) absolute power for the moment, like they have for most of the last 28 years. But that’s true not because of “PR” or a dearth of young, Hispanic, or Black “messengers” in Virginia and North Carolina, but because they put THIS COUNTRY, INDEED, THE WORLD, IN THE CRAPPER, INCLUDING YOUNG PEOPLE, HISPANICS, BLACKS, NATIVE AMERICANS, WOMEN, AND EVERYBODY ELSE, INCLUDING THEMSELVES!!! (Ever hear of cutting off your nose to spite your face?)
To think it’s PR, that substance doesn’t matter, is the ultimate in self-serving cynicism. It’s kind of like Big Tobacco getting us hooked all those years they knew they were killing us. Or Big Energy “putting lipstick on a pig,” pretending to be “green” — Please, “Clean Coal”?!!! Hitler* had Goebbels and Riefenstahl, PR geniuses, “hip” messages and state of the art, and even held on for a while; but win or lose, they were equally wrong.
They’re gonna do “beyond cutting edge”? That worries me, after a decade of stolen elections, stolen airwaves, stolen bookstore shelves, stolen bandwidth, stolen cable TV space, stolen newspapers, hijacked websites and campaigns, lies, racism, sexism, pseudo-religious bigotry, lock-step churches, wedge pseudo-issues, government funding of “conservative” religion, corruption we haven’t even begun to investigate and prosecute and fine and jail, one or maybe even two fake wars with real casualties, etc etc etc. If we thought we could rest a little after 12:01pm EST Jan. 20, we may have been sorely mistaken. Like the man said, I guess democracy and justice really do demand eternal vigilance.
Maybe the GOP picked this loon because his last name sounds like steal….
This new ad campaign is gonna look like that tokenist national convention they had in 2004, where just about the only People of Color were on-stage in front of the cameras. “Hip-hop” Repugs, can you imagine?! They won’t touch us. Now, if they cared about more than just the votes of youth, Blacks, and Hispanics, etc., we might be seriously worried. But all they really want to do is make their next big stolen election look credible where folks don’t typically vote GOP — that’s what really concerns me.
(*–Don’t blame me, he started it by quoting Mussolini!)