Saturday, June 30, 2012

Keeping It Simple, Stupid

I've been saying this for a long time now; the genius of the Rove/Bush cabal was to keep it simple.  Good versus Evil for example. George W. Bush famously said, "I don't do nuance".

Here's a really good piece which fleshes out what the GOPhers do to influence simple people.

The Dems need to understand this and try to avoid making everything a moral dilemma, getting themselves tied
up by their scruples, and confusing the simple people.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Liberal Moral Purity?

Here's a piece by a guy who says that Liberals have always had to decide whether to vote for the Democratic candidate for president, who is more a centrist than a left winger, or sit out the election, and risk
a GOPher victory.

Moral purity!  Of course there is no such thing, but right now I'm put off, kind of horrified, by Obama's use of drones to assassinate enemies, plus his being co-opted, like all recent presidents, by the military/industrial complex.

But I have to vote for him because the possibility of Romney being elected is much more repugnant.

Dems need to fall in line behind their nominee, just like GOPhers always do, and stop falling all over themselves to do the righteous thing.  That's self-righteous.  Moral purity/conviction be damned.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Liberal Squeamishness?

I think this guy's on to something.  I've been saying for  years that GOPhers fall in line, and Dems fall all over each other with what this guy calls squeamishness, having trouble with the moral implications of buying elections.


Sunday, June 24, 2012

A Must Read Piece on Education in America

This rather trenchant essay by Mr. Sale is a little long, but stay with it.

Today's GOPhers know all about this and are exploiting the gullibility of the uncultured masses, who are easily
led to accept the idea that all things can be seen in  black and white contrast.  The genius of the GOPhers since
Rove/Bush has been to keep it simple for the simple people.  As George W. Bush once told a journalist, "I don't do nuance".

Couple that with the recent Gallop Poll which found that 46% of Americans believe in Creationism,
not Evolution.

How can a thoughtful, educated, cultured American become president in view of these realities?


Friday, June 22, 2012

Fodder Obama Campaign

Read here some news about Bain which Obama should use without anyone being squeamish about it.


More on Mind Boggling Stats

Here's another person's view on the poll which  says almost half of Americans believe in Creationism.

It seems that the stats are pretty much the same for well educated folk as less educated folk.

What does that say about our education system?


Monday, June 11, 2012

Mind Boggling Stats

It's mind boggling that almost half of Americans believe in Creationism, including God creating humans and the Earth about 10,000 years ago.

What is so scary is that these people will vote, clearly not on facts, but on their own belief in how the world was made, at best a fairy tale, like Santa Clause and  the Easter bunny.  Why do they come to see that those are really fairy tales, but continue to believe that Creationism is true reality?

That the numbers have changed little over many years, and a couple of generations, does not bode well for
having an enlightened electorate any time soon.

How does one campaign for office in view of this fact?


Friday, June 8, 2012

Uh Oh

This cartoon is creepy.

Puts a whole new slant on studying and practicing the skills that lead to jobs.


More from the Department of Damage Already Done

How can one be one's on friend and also one's own enemy?

Say stuff like this.


From the Damage Already Done Department

Once again, with friends like this----------.