Skip to main content

View Diary: Face it folks, we have been outmemed! (37 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  this is what bothers me about our side (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    nom de plume, don mikulecky

    of the aisle using their memes like "catfood commission", "spineless", "wimpy", "loser".

    when the words are repeated often enough, they gain power in believability... and when WE are the ones using their terms, we are defeating ourselves FOR the other side.

    it sickens me to see the front page filled with the snide use of such terms without accepting responsibility for the consequences.

    new readers who come here expecting a liberal/progressive site who go no further than the first few paragraphs see this political side/party/group labeling our own president and elected officials in this manner - and "we should know!" right?

    they don't see the substance or backstory on why these terms are being used - the deep divide even within this commmunity over the performance (or, more correctly, the ability to achieve in the current climate) of the elected dems.  when those new people see the comments go unchallenged that state that there is no difference between the parties, why shouldn't they believe us? after all, WE are the leading blog representing our points of view, right?

    my take on this is that any democrat, progressive, liberal that uses the opposition's definition of us is either lazy, ill-informed or just plain stupid.

    if this site is about winning elections - then let's win them for people more closely aligned to our political point of view and not those who would see us drown in a sea of debt and ill health!

    we need to wake up on this site if we are to have a chance to influence the elections in 2012!  the time to start talking and putting out the correct meme for the public is now!

    MOVE'EM UP! ROLL'EM OUT... MOVE'EM UP RAWHIDE!!! meeeoooow! mrraaarrr!! meeeOOOOOW!

    by edrie on Thu Nov 18, 2010 at 06:47:53 PM PST

    •  None of the memes you list strike me as rightwing (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      don mikulecky

      … initiated at all.

      Progressives want Democrats to lead like FDR. Their perception is that it's "spineless" not to.

      Republicans, on the other hand, want to destroy the New Deal.

      Is it really that hard to distinguish between the two?

      The Dutch kids' chorus Kinderen voor Kinderen wishes all the world's children freedom from hunger, ignorance, and war.

      by lotlizard on Thu Nov 18, 2010 at 09:08:09 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  Right... (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        don mikulecky

        The Right doesn't say Obama is a weak leader - he's going purposefully to take over the country and destroy America. That doesn't sound weak, wimpy or loser-esque to me.

        The Right depends on inflating Obama's power to stratospheric, world ending heights.

        Catfood commission?

        I'd say the Right's framing is that it's a Deficit commission - designed to fix the deficit by reigning in spending.

        I don't understand how you can conflate these ideas.

        The argument against the Health care bill from the left was that it was mandated participation in the private healthcare markets and that it was a giveaway to corporate health insurers.

        The Right said it was a Government Takeover of Healthcare.

        They are not the same.

        The only thing that is the same is that they both dare criticize your team.

        My team is the voters. Not the legislators, business interests and other elected officials.

        Democracy - 1 person 1 vote. Free Markets - More dollars more power.

        by k9disc on Thu Nov 18, 2010 at 10:19:11 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

        •  we are not on "teams" - we are (2+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          don mikulecky, Larsstephens

          voters seeking success on legislation.

          it is so seriously past time to ditch the "team" meme and start planning on how to overcome the republican obstruction in congress.  that is the ONLY way that we can get votes through congress.

          MOVE'EM UP! ROLL'EM OUT... MOVE'EM UP RAWHIDE!!! meeeoooow! mrraaarrr!! meeeOOOOOW!

          by edrie on Thu Nov 18, 2010 at 11:41:08 PM PST

          [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site