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Can Republicans Talk?

Verbivore Wrote: Sep 18, 2012 10:23 AM
Republican politicians are all about being "nice." They want to be nice to the opposing party, let the opposing party make their case, and in general, keep lines of communication open. We do this because we believe, deep down, that truth wins out. We believe the opposing view is so idiotic that no thinking, intelligent being can fall for it. We believe that making nice and waiting it out, will eventually make our point. And NOW the Politicians are FINALLY getting Mad! They are FINALLY speaking out and saying, "your position is stupid and here is why..." It's got the MSM in a tizzy. But we haven't gotten mad enough yet, nor loud enough yet. CONTROL THE NARRATIVE!
Learning Curve Wrote: Sep 18, 2012 10:28 AM
Why do conservatives not apply the same realistic experience to the process of both campaigning and governing as they seem to have regarding international relations....that appeasement is very often lethal....to the one doing the appeasing....just sayin....
Verbivore Wrote: Sep 18, 2012 10:36 AM
yes, it's probably appeasement, and yes, it's lethal. In international relations, the populace doesn't much care, don't pay much attention, and the msm offers less opinion. But it works, cause the msm can make a big stink on the home front over things that don't matter, or things that do, or whatever. Keeps them twisting in the wind.
The first time I saw Chris Christie on television, shortly after he became governor of New Jersey, my immediate reaction was, "My Gosh! A Talking Republican!" It was almost like seeing a talking giraffe or a talking salamander.

Technically speaking, Republicans do talk, but talking is definitely not their strong suit. Nor do they seem to have put a lot of thought into what they say or how they say it. The net result is that articulate Democrats can get away with the biggest lies, without any serious rebuttal from most Republicans.

I have not heard any Republican official or candidate even try...