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  •  What do I think? (4+ / 0-)

    I think that you, as usual, could have written this sort of strategy/tactics diary I enjoy writing better than I did, but I'm happy to have given you the chance to riff on this.  Yes, these are great ideas.  You think it's a go?

    Democrats must
    Earn the trust
    Of the 99% --
    That's our intent!

    "I love this goddamn country, and we're going to take it back." -- Saul Alinsky OCcupy!

    by Seneca Doane on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 11:07:35 AM PST

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    •  holy cow.... (2+ / 0-)
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      cassandracarolina, NM Ray

      .... either a) each of us thinks the other is better at this than he is (I've made no secret of believing you're a brilliant political strategist) in which case I'll blush, or b) that was a very cleverly delivered slap on the wrist for something roughly similar to diary hijacking, in which case I'll consider myself well-chastized (and also blush).

      BTW, Wu Ming is another one who has an excellent grasp of strategy; I'ld like to get together a 3-way call with the three of us one of these days.  

      And YES I think it's a go.  

      What we could do is recruit a couple of progressive churches or possibly progressive experts on the religious right (e.g. Troutfishing, Fred Clarkson) to put together the wording for the ads to run on Limbaugh, since it will take expertise to do this in a manner that will work.

      Re. the comedy radio thing, we could start going to stand-up comedy clubs to look for talent for this.  But we really need to be sure we find anchors who are grounded enough to want to stay within the boundaries of "nonpartisan/bipartisan, and wholly G-rated, and nothing meaner than a banana peel."  This may be difficult since comedians by nature tend to have strong egos (a necessary prerequisite for the job) and like to push the limits (ditto), but none the less I think it can be done.

      (Randi Rhodes is great but she's clearly identified as a lib'rul so she couldn't do this one.)

      If we wanted to exercise huge gonads, we'd try to get in touch with Terry Gilliam (Monty Python) and ask for his advice, and ask if he knows anyone, or how we should go about finding someone.  The chances of him wanting to do the show are approximately zero, but he could give us some pointers.  And there's a small but nonzero chance he could get interested in helping this go.  His endorsement would of course be priceless.  (A quick look-up says he's now 71 years old and his Wikipedia entry is definitely worth a read.)

      "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

      by G2geek on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 11:27:49 AM PST

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      •  Not a slap on the wrist at all! (0+ / 0-)

        Fun stuff!

        Democrats must
        Earn the trust
        Of the 99% --
        That's our intent!

        "I love this goddamn country, and we're going to take it back." -- Saul Alinsky OCcupy!

        by Seneca Doane on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 03:14:23 PM PST

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