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Rubio's Strong, Accessible Rebuttal

bonziiii Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 12:07 PM
only way the republicans can change the narrative of this country is by going extreme. just voicing your opinion like the nice guy in the room like Mr. Rubio is the path to defeat which has been the republican party. Be BOLD, Be NEW, Be PROUD, sometimes the only way to win an argument is to scream LOUDER and conservatives think they can win by playing Mr. Nice Guy
Brent12883 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 12:15 PM
Wrong, most people fo not want to be associated with hateful speech.

The way to win is by speaking the truth about conservativism. Speaking about how economic freedom is the best way to alleviate poverty. Speaking about the negative aspects of abortion and homosexuality, while remembering that we should correct each other out of love. Speaking about how being financially responsible on an individual and national level is important to the security of our nation. Speaking of the values of family and how important marriage is in society.

The conservative message is the message of hope for all. This is why we can and should win arguments, not with hate.
bonziiii Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 12:18 PM
but your forgetting that the majority of voters are low information retards. THEY DO NOT UNDERSTAND THESE CONCEPTS. Who said anything about hateful...but sometimes you have to fight fire with fire.
Brent12883 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 12:27 PM
So yes, the way to win over "low-information voters" is by calling the retards. That works every time. Geesh.

Why don't we try a different path of messaging? Maybe one like Reagan who spoke of the hope of conservativism, while still combatting the dangers of liberalism.

Responding to a presidential State of the Union speech is often a thankless task. Following the president's act, which oozes prestige and historic significance, almost always makes the next guy seem small and trivial by comparison. As it goes, the designated member of the opposition party is typically holed up in a room somewhere with little more than a camera, some lights and a teleprompter.  The rejoinder he or she offers is almost always instantly forgotten; when it's not, it's usually for the wrong reasons.  Sen. Marco Rubio broke the mold last night.  He delivered a substantive, relatable and...