Democrats, What Can They Say?

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    A few weeks ago, some democrats attended a seminar on how to talk to regular people. You see, they figure maybe those crushing loses in November may be somewhat related to how they present their ideas. They have to make a change, find a hook- like Hillary’s famous, “I ain’t no ways tired” schtick that worked so beautifully in winning the hearts of black people!

    Democrats wonder if ordinary folk just don’t understand their clever nuance. They talk differently. They listen differently. So, some dems are flirting with the idea of finding a new way to communicate with all those dummies who don’t live (or aspire to live) in NY, CA, Washington DC, or don’t run to a safe space at the first whiff of differing opinion. You know, those prejudiced deplorables.

    Not too many took advantage of this (good for a write off) wine and cheese seminar weekend. Apparently, it was a bit of a bust. They were supposed to learn how to triangulate those rubes from the middle of the country but the seminar leader apparently never mastered the Fly Over dialect.


    If democrats really want to learn about communication styles and winning, they might consider studying Donald Trump’s approach to speaking. Let’s face it, no one will mistake Trump for a lyrical speaker but he resonates with many Americans- even some who used to vote democrat. Why? He talks to them. His nose is not in the air. In all his ineloquence, Donald Trump offers that old fashioned approach of offering ideas and beliefs- straight up, hold the nuance. Trump says things like, this is a great country. We are a great people. Government works for the People. More Americans believe that, than believe what democrats tell them. Things like: Americans who are concerned about terrorism are Islamophobes.


    It sure doesn’t look like democrats are truly looking to change their message, or the way it’s presented. Nancy Pelosi is back as House spokes mouth. She continues to spout half-truths, innuendo and outright nonsense. Just the other day, she went on a rant about a tweet of Mike Flynn’s- only it wasn’t Mike Flynn’s tweet. (Who’s for another round of Fake News?)

    Chuck Schumer has picked up where Harry Reid left off. Just blurt something out! People might think it’s true! Mitt Romney didn’t pay his taxes, announced Reid. Donald Trump is embarrassed about his cabinet nominees, says Chuck. That’s why he wants to hurry up and have them approved.

    What democrats need to learn is that more and more Americans are on to them. They understand that dishonesty is the democrat dialect, so they don’t believe them anymore.


    Maybe it doesn’t matter if democrats don’t articulate to all Americans. There are other paths to communication skullduggery and government bureaucrats who remain true to the party line are on it. EPA drones had a good cry and now are protesting Scott Pruitt as head of the department. Is Pruitt incompetent? Nah. He just isn’t a leftist. These workers are entitled to their opinions but they don’t get to pick their boss. That’s not stopping them from emoting. Save the planet! Don’t let Donald Trump pick the head of the EPA!

    Other government bureaucrats have surely had a hand in getting Mike Flynn kicked out of the Trump administration. We don’t really know what was said and not said in Flynn’s phone call with the Russian Ambassador. We do know that there was a leak about the phone call itself, and it had to have come from someone in a government department able to listen in on Flynn. So we have a sudden anonymous leak. The democrats and their media allies add a dash of innuendo and Flynn looked bad. We are told Flynn didn’t tell Pence all the details about a conversation. Now Flynn is out. Will we hear about who is doing this illegal leaking? Doesn’t seem so, the media has moved on to complaining about how much money is being spent to protect Trump and his family.

    And they wonder why Trump considers them purveyors of Fake News.


    There is surely more democrat talk on the way. Former president Barack Obama promised he was not leaving, that he intends to return to his roots. That would be Community Organizing, where all that is accomplished, is talk.


    We’ll hear.



    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/democrats-real-people-lessons-234198

    http://www.dailywire.com/news/13525/poll-would-trump-win-re-election-against-elizabeth-hank-berrien

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/02/17/leaked-emails-dem-state-leaders-think-obama-s-new-organizing-army-is-grade-a-bullshit.html

    Insiders: Obama Holdover 'Shadow Government' Plotting to Undermine Trump - Breitbart

    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/schumer-gop-wants-rush-through-cabinet-nominees-because-theyre-ashamed-them

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/17/politics/liberal-group-primary-challenge-democrats/index.html?sr=twpol021817liberal-group-primary-challenge-democrats1131PMVODtopLink&linkId=34650328

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    Nice piece which will likely be ignored.
     
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    Democrats don't speak to Americans because they hate America.....it's simple as that.
     
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    Dear Peony
    You can't fix what's wrong with a house by just painting the outside.
    The foundation has a huge crack.

    My fellow Democrats are plagued with this political religion based on
    power and authority by majority rule. One of my friends, a lifelong Democrat,
    explained it to me that since there is no stopping the bigger bully, the only hope
    is to use the party to bully back.

    So much for Constitutional respect and inclusion, and consent of the governed.
    These concepts don't exist where "majority rule" decides what passes as law,
    not Constitutional checks and balances and AGREEMENT among States and people
    what to authorize to our federal govt.

    Once people start voting in whatever is popular, anything goes.

    Gotta agree on the SPIRIT of the laws and the process.
    THEN the words we need to communicate will follow
    when we are ACTUALLY TRYING TO GET ON THE SAME PAGE.

    Using words for bullyign and propaganda is not the same.
     
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    Nice post.
    The Marxist Democrats keep focusing on the point that they need to get their message out in a better manner.
    Getting out their message isn't the problem. The problem is the message!
    Their only message is higher taxes, more regulation, bigger government, and poor economic growth. No one is buying that message any more. Not even the the typical power bases of the Marxist Democrats - minorities.
     
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    I don't have much hope for the democrats because they are doubling down on their mistakes, sinking even further into a morass of identity politics and living in denial as to why they lost in the first place.

    I can give no better example of one Keith Ellison, who is set to take the reins of the DNC. Here you have an Islamist who colludes directly with the Muslim Brotherhood, who is a protégé of Louis Farrakhan, who once said that Blacks should carve out their own country within the United States and who is so anti-Semitic, he makes David Duke look almost moderate in comparison.

    It seems to me that as the Democratic train is wobbling a bit on its tracks, they have decided to remove the wheels altogether.
     
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    This could be, but the Democrats have a very big potential ace in the hole - Trump.

    If this administration goes off the rails, it may not matter where the Dems are on the spectrum, and that is worrisome.

    I'd like to see them go back to being traditional liberals, but there is zero sign that's going to happen. And again, they may not have to.
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    Disagree. With D acting out continuing like the presidential campaign is still going, Trump can and will get away with a huge error rate. If current trends continue the Ds will reelect Trump regardless of his record.
     

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