Election Open Thread

Have at it.. and try to maintain some sense of dignity in the next 24 hours. Seriously. Seriously.

 

6 Responses to Blame it on… the Bossa Nova of course!

  1. BEZERKO says:

    Disaster Messaging, I love it! This is what happens when you don’t have a cognitive strategy

    http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/07/08

    • The Republicans outmessage the Democrats. The Democrats, having no effective response, face disaster: They lose politically, either in electoral support or failure on crucial legislation.

    • The Democrats then take polls and do focus groups. The pollsters discover that extremist Republicans control the most common (“mainstream”) way of thinking and talking about the given issue.

    • The pollsters recommend that Democrats move to the right: adopt conservative Republican language and a less extreme version of conservative policy, along with weakened versions of some Democratic ideas.

    • The Democrats believe that, if they follow this advice, they can gain enough independent and Republican support to pass legislation that, at least, will be some improvement on the extreme Republican position.

    • Otherwise, the pollsters warn, Democrats will lose popular support — and elections — to the Republicans, because “mainstream” thought and language resides with the Republicans.

    • Believing the pollsters, the Democrats change their policy and their messaging, and move to the right. • The Republicans demand even more and refuse to support the Democrats

  2. JR says:

    Oh Ainsley Hayes … my FAVORITE Republican EVER!

  3. Sara says:

    Oh honey we are way past dignity.

  4. Juliana says:

    I figured we all needed a bit of a break, it was getting way too intense, and not in a good way!

    I’m starting my day voting, then onto a meeting with Sen. Isakson who we hope to convince to support NEW START treaty, nuke test ban… then lunch as Pascals with some fierce elected women legislatures. Who knows after that..

  5. AmyMorton says:

    Oh, Jules! My favorite three minutes of television-ever!

  6. JMPrince says:

    Just for the Eds, ’cause you can never have too many old drinking songs. A Classic from Roger Miller, ‘Chug-a-lug’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsNWlM3fWmI
    JMP