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Can GOP's Local Success Translate to Federal Level?

johncomayle Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 2:37 PM
Communication rules. Big Entertainment, Comedy Central (a principle news source for under-30s), and Academia are all national in scope and voice. Thus, conservatives have their chance on the small stage of state and local elections. But on the national stage, the GOP message is never received by the majority of voters - they never even hear the message. So why is the GOP wringing its hands over how to change their message. What the Republicans need to think about is how to get their message through to voters who only hear Big Entertainment, Comedy Central and/or Academia.
Reaganite12 Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 5:40 PM
They never try that hard to articulate their positions. That is, if they even have any. There seems to be little difference between the two parties, especially in the Senate.
TunTavern Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 5:23 PM
Oh trust me, your message gets out. There wasn't a person in the world who didn't hear Mitt's 47 percent comment. Or what Akin said. Or what Mourduck said. And everyone heard when Rush Limbaugh called that girl a slur.

Palin has now taken to keeping the mainstream media away from her events, and Mitt did almost the same toward the end of his campaign. They know they are safe only when they preach to the converted. The rights biggest problems don't come from not being heard...their problems come when they ARE heard.
Reaganite12 Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 5:43 PM
As if the liberals never say something stupid. I hope Obama now understands there are only 50 states. Joe Biden is the gift that keeps on giving, or would be if his gaffes were ever given the air time those of Akin and Mourdock were. Our State media has become so monolithic that even Pravda is critical of it.
SMyles Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 2:49 PM
I get the GOP's message. Power at all costs.

The Republicans are doomed. Conservatism is over. President Obama is conducting a mop-up operation at this point.

That's the basic consensus in places like New York City, Washington, D.C., and other citadels of blue America.

And let's be fair, liberals have every reason to gloat -- a little. The GOP has its troubles. Long-term demographic trends; often-irrational animosity from Hollywood, the media and academia; a thumbless grasp of the culture on the part of many Republicans: All of these things create a headwind for the party and the broader conservative movement.

But here's the weird part. That's all true of presidential...