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  •  Over the last decade or so... (11+ / 0-)

    ... the Republicans have come to believe that they could spin everything, that the message didn't matter, all that mattered was how they said it. They focused on choosing exactly the right word. Karl Rove was touted as a genius.

    Now he looks like an idiot. They severely overestimated how much they could do with messaging. You can only make a silk purse out of a sow's ear for so long before people realize it is a just a sow's ear. They thought that they could just deliver any old crap and package it so that people liked it.

    Part of their problem is their reliance on dog whistles. The problem is that people begin to hear them loud and clear.

    The GOP doesn't need to talk to minorities and women, they need to LISTEN. To REALLY listen. And they need to sit down with Fox News and the right-wing radio hosts and tell them to STFU with the racism and the anti-feminist crap.

    But they won't. It would be rational to change to attract the votes of minorities and women rather than going on the attack. But they won't be rational.

    The wolfpack eats venison. The lone wolf eats mice.

    by A Citizen on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 07:13:50 PM PST

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