Skip to main content

View Diary: Here's why it's a bad idea to say support for stricter gun control has collapsed (203 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Shit Nell Says (0+ / 0-)

    A lot of groups have their phrases that really only seem to have meaning in the group.

    Consider the Romney campaign
    "Roman columns! Teleprompter! Jimmy Carter!""

    Most people have no idea what "Roman columns" mean, although I have a conservative friend who is still enraged by the phrase "Roman columns."  (Actually he's enraged by a lot of things, which is relevant, but off topic).

    But, as Romney found out, it's possible to get a great emotional response in the little insulated "in group" but, to the world at large, end up sounding like "Nell."

    There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

    by bernardpliers on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 07:04:10 PM PDT

    [ Parent ]

    •  roman columns reference (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:

      when Obama accepted the Democratic nomination they built an outdoor stage for him and folks objected to the "roman columns"

      Uploaded with

      Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D.
      Drop by The Grieving Room on Monday nights for support in dealing with grief.

      by TrueBlueMajority on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 07:52:02 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Columns Like Every Building In DC, Right? (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:

        Doric?  Ionic?  Fuck it.

        The point is that phot was from the2008 nomination and Romney was saying "Roman columns" in 2012.

        The problems were:
        1) Not that many got the reference in 2008
        2) By 2012 it was an unfunny reference Dennis Miller style
        3) Half the people that remembered had probably already died of old age.
        4) People that could still work themselves into a stage of rage over that are probably useless fuck-ups.

        That's when I knew Romney was going to lose because it was clear his operation was a circle jerk of insiders who actually thought they were being clever and this was devastating putdown.

        They really thought they crushing it, but it just a public demonstration how incredibly far they'd crammed their heads up their ass.

        There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

        by bernardpliers on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 08:46:26 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

  • Recommended (134)
  • Community (62)
  • Elections (40)
  • 2016 (38)
  • Environment (36)
  • Bernie Sanders (35)
  • Hillary Clinton (30)
  • Culture (30)
  • Republicans (29)
  • Media (29)
  • Climate Change (27)
  • Education (23)
  • Spam (23)
  • Congress (23)
  • Civil Rights (22)
  • Labor (21)
  • Barack Obama (21)
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership (21)
  • Law (20)
  • Texas (20)
  • Click here for the mobile view of the site