By contributing author, E. Henry Schoenberger
In the aftermath of CPAC, Reince Priebus, head of the RNC, and prominent reality-challenged social conservative, ie., pre-Dark Age heretic finder, explained to all the cable personalities: The Party needs to do a better job of getting our message out to attract more people. The principles themselves are good.
This is what a majority of Americans think the GOP’s message is:
- Get rid of Obamacare – (let at least 30M American’s have no hope to have any kind of health insurance?)Don’t raise taxes no matter what – (on people making over $500,000 annually?)
- Do not eliminate loopholes – (don’t reverse tax laws that were only enacted for the so special sociopathically greedy narcissists?)
- Shred Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid – (what can you say?)
- Announce that facts do not matter – (as Reince did at the start of campaigning for Romney, so lying is OK?)
- Screw all the kids without enough to eat, who additionally need early childhood education to have a better chance at learning – (let’s increase “defense spending instead so the military industrial complex can continue record profits?)
- Vote in lockstep against any government spending bill that invests in job creation – (but loudly proclaim at CPAC how interested the GOP is in “we the people?”
- Use the constitution as a shield against rectifying gun laws gone tragically awry – (have Ted Cruz sound-alike and self-proclaimed Constitutional know it all, wrap himself in a flag to support the NRA in lieu of Americans who know lethal assault weapons only make sense for the gun manufacturers?)
- Hate Obama from the 1st day he was president because of his complexion – (would the Teaparty socially prejudiced, birther, judgmental Idiots Gone Wild have voted for one of their black speakers for president, even the nut job West?)
- Continue the supply side, laissez faire economic theories – (the lies that created the vast amount of financial inequality and the worst economy since 1776)
- And of course Sarah Palin’s message: it is time to stop punishing the job creators – (which was such a great message that it received the loudest and most enthusiastic endorsement from the comatose CPAC attendees?)
- THE NEXT 20 BULLETS ARE EMPTY SO YOU CAN FILL IN THE MISSING MESSAGE UNDER COMMENTS.
And this is only part of the GOP – Teapublican – religious right – social conservative creationists – against the freedom for minorities to vote – against women’s choice – condom haters and vaginal ultra sound invaders – reverse Roe – against marriage equality – defund public schools – pawns of the Koch Bros – supporters of the [against all human services] Ryan Budget – invite white nationalists to speak at CPAC – message. This is nice?
What appealing messaging to the growing diversity of Americans who find themselves getting screwed by all the GOP policies and principles that remain unchanged for decades. These are the GOP principles that Priebus believes would appeal with better messaging; principles that have resulted in the treasonous blockade of Congress by the Teapublicans?
The GOP message is incredibly compelling – if your name is Romney and you want to run as a Republican, and are extremely conservative. Romney lost because people figured out who he really was in time and the majority of Americans have watched the message unfold with the obstruction of Congress. The RNC’s message from Reince that, we (the RNC) are not going to worry about facts (in advertising) allowed the proliferation of so many lies that Americans just weren’t buying it.
The new plan of the Party of Lincoln, according to Reince the newest GOP Saviour, is to spend $10M to establish outreach offices around the US to spread the message to minorities (lol) to convert them to Republicanism. Clearly this is an evangelical message. However, We the People already get it.
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