For all of you that read Georgia Outdoor News (for those of you who don’t read GON it is a hunting and fishing magazine just for Georgia) there is a great article about a Georgia fisherman. He caught a very interesting bass. It was both a large and small mouth. For those of you who fish you must be asking yourself, “what the hell is he talking about”. Well, this fish was special. It had both a large mouth and right below it there was a small mouth. Yep, a two mouthed fish. The pictures of the fish look crazy. I asked a friend of mine who works for NOAA what could make this happen. His response, “Nasty stuff in the water.”

I have heard a lot of talk about messaging and branding in the past 48 hours (from some of you I have heard it since I have known you). I agree with the fact that Democrats really don’t have any message or brand, or we just have a really hard time getting it through to the voter.  This article might be a nice place to start with our environmental messaging. Democrats have always been a Party that wants to conserve our environment but I think that we talk to scientific when we speak about our issues.

The last line of the article said that, “Phillip (the fisherman) did wonder if he’d ever eat fish from the pond again.”

I really don’t want to talk to Phillip about the Kyoto Protocol or the bad environmental bills that Republicans have been passing. I really just want to tell Phillip that Georgia Democrats want to make sure that you and your kids will be able to eat any fish from any pond or river in Georgia.


6 Responses to Throw it back…

  1. Madelyn Clare says: One take on the impact of the fed’s action on oil prices.

  2. Tim Cairl says:

    Note to self: strong sensible personal messages, and never run in a mid-term election when your party has control of the white house in a bad economy…Check.

  3. JMPrince says:

    Welcome to the world of the Oblongs:

    And yes, every major stream in the state in now deemed hazardous to fish in and comes with a warning not to consume the fish caught within more 1 time a month/week (if very lucky). Dubose made a point of mentioning this too on the stump. David Sirota, in his campaign work out West also made this a platform for his work with several CO races, and it was extremely successful in motivating coalitions across party lines. Always a good point. And one severely underutilized too. JMP

    • Madelyn Clare says:

      I agree wholeheartedly that the damage done and to be done to our environment is something we can run on, is a message that appeals to every person in GA. We’ve got great orgs that can help us make sure our message is well researched, and gain the backing of one of our natural constiuencies. Our pre-pay option for two nuke plants, the explosion outside Athens in July (which was seriously mis-handled by the folks in charge) and the dangers of our gas lines, the I-3 interstate, and other issues I’m too tired to run down right now are, or were, seriously ignored this cycle. If we craft the message correctly, it will draw in even the NRA-hunting-fishing folks, who have as much interest as anyone in seeing to it that they aren’t eating toxic (radioactive?) critters when they hunt. I read an analysis somewhere that said that following the feds recent 600 billion action to stimulate the economy will in fact create a HUGE rise in prices for oil and gas. Soon! That will impact a great many of our base, too, who are living paycheck or SS check to paycheck. SS recipients will, in other words, be paying higher prices for a year, before we get any increase for cost of living increases.

  4. Juliana says:

    Gunner, thanks… this is a great post. We have so many things to connect with voters on, and what GAHack says about NC is also great.

    Sigh, now if anyone would listen to us.

  5. georgiahack says:

    What has been met with some success in NC is appealing to farmers, hunters, and outdoorsmen of all types on the benefits of environmental conservation. The farmers in NC really hated the large pig farms polluting and and the GOP members who supported them. NC Dems have been able to leverage that support in some rural districts.