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Response to Elessar Zappa (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 11:46 AM

34. We don't seem to get it...

The point in politics is NOT convictions, NOT actually proving a crime...it is the perception and the media bleating over and over and over again about the CHARGES...the perceived 'crime' is far more damning than an actual one or even a court case.

Benghazi anyone? Even after whipping republican ass for 11 hours of testimony, Hillary was always damaged by the perceived problem more than the actual actions. This was also true for the infamous "e-mails" (which fell flat on its face when the GOP tried to go back to that well for Hunter Biden's laptop).

It is making something remind people of the EXACT thing you want them to think - and not trying to convince them of something else via nuance or logic or even common sense that causes the most lasting political damage...even more so than convictions and prison time.

THAT is where the GOP kicks our ever-loving ass, nearly every time.
They're just better at being slime than we are...and the results show it for the most part.

We had Trump allegedly on the ropes multiple times by his own hands in his disaster of a single term. He actually WAS impeached. TWICE. The problem was we played the cases in the court of public opinion and we tried to do so with nuanced language and competent prosecutions. We tried to PROVE his guilt instead of going hard on the reptilian's center of the brain.

That shit simply does not matter, PERIOD.
Let's go back in time a bit...

One word....Dukakis.
One image?

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Another?
One phrase...Al Gore sighs.
One image?



Another?
One word...windsurfing.
One image?



You can go back further if you want, even a Republican CAN be felled by the same principle - KEEP IT SIMPLE, STUPID!

One phrase....'read my lips...no new taxes'.
One image?


What is happening in these January 6th cases seems to be the inverse...there are PLENTY of images to use to convict these idiots in the public opinion - that asshole with the Confederate Battle Flag should be THE SINGLE IMAGE of the coverage and public accountability campaign for ALL of these idiots...not stories about their ankle monitors making too much noise.

Fuck the bastards we did 06Jan2021. But just as Trump slimed away from impeachment because the cases relied too much on logic and reason and nuance, so too will the bastards from January walk if they are not similarly tarred and feathered as our democratic candidates so often are...

There was one man who the GOP TIRED to do this too...and it failed massively.

One phrase...'tan suit'.

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