Saturday, January 26, 2013

The Electorate Heard The GOP Loud And Clear

It has been almost three months since the 2012 election and the GOP is still struggling to comprehend why they were rejected by the voters. Nevertheless, there seems to be a consensus emerging among Republican pundits, strategists and elected officials that the party mainly suffers from a failure to effectively communicate its message. A few rhetorical tweaks, a better turnout machine and the GOP will be flying high again.

Language and presentation is an important part of politics. But no amount of clever or lofty words can overcome an unappealing agenda. In the rhetorical war over abortion, the term "pro-life" is more appealing than "pro-abortion" or even "pro-choice". After all, other than serial killers who isn't pro-life?

Sunday, January 13, 2013

The NRA Shouldn't Be So Confident

(Credit: Reuters/Ralph Freso) from Salon.com
The meeting between Joe Biden and the NRA is what is called "going through the motions". Neither side was going to listen to the other; however, the public relations game demanded that they spent a few minutes face to face.

Afterwards, Biden described the meeting as  "productive" while the NRA blasted the White House, "It is unfortunate that this Administration continues to insist on pushing failed solutions to our nation's most pressing problems.


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Why The Left Will Win On Guns

Well played Piers Morgan - the CNN host and gun control advocate. Inviting Alex Jones on his show will do more to advance Morgan's call for restrictions than interviews with the families of gun violence victims. Here is a segment of the Jones interview:



If Alex Jones becomes the face of the Second Amendment, gun control legislation that has been stalled in Congress for years will be heading for Obama's signature. Well played, Mr. Morgan. Well played.

Thursday, January 3, 2013