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  •  "Messaging problem" = Doublespeak (5+ / 0-)

    There are only two ways to convince women, gays, blacks, Hispanics, immigrants, working class and poor people that a political party with policies that are

    1. anti-woman,
    2. anti-gay,
    3. anti-black,
    4. anti-Hispanic,
    5. anti-immigrant,
    6. anti-labor and
    7. anti-poor

    is not excluding them: (a) change the policies, or (b) lie.  Since (a) is not on the table, (b) is the only option.  You can call it "new messaging" but it's actually lying, or as George Orwell called it, "Doublespeak." War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Knowledge is Ignorance.

    I listened to a clip of Scott Walker's CPAC speech where he said the GOP wasn't against the working class, but instead was promoting the achievement of the American Dream through work in the private sector.  Was he aware, when he said that, that he was excluding and disrespecting the labor of police officers, firefighters, teachers and other civil servants with jobs that are not in the Holy Private Sector? Probably, given his history of demonizing public sector unions in Wisconsin. Does he, or anyone else in the GOP, think this Doublespeak will be effective? I hope so, because as long as the GOP thinks Doublespeak is the only "change" they have to make, the Democrats will win.

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