Sunday, March 08, 2009

Leaderless Hivemind Republicans Left Witless And Scrambling

As President Obama throws an entire nation on his shoulder to wrench it out of the ditch of neglect and despair, the creators of the ditch try to decide whether to help push, aim for Obama's hamstring, or merely circle like buzzards from the distance.

Newt, the creator of the language to deride Democrats, calls Rush irrational for wishing Obama to fail.
You’re irrational if you don’t want the new president to succeed because if he doesn’t succeed, the country doesn’t succeed.

Rush may be somewhat perplexed since he merely used the language of Newt to define the Democratic party...

Contrasting Words

Often we search hard for words to define our opponents. Sometimes we are hesitant to use contrast. Remember that creating a difference helps you. These are powerful words that can create a clear and easily understood contrast. Apply these to the opponent, their record, proposals and their party.
  • abuse of power
  • anti- (issue): flag, family, child, jobs
  • betray
  • bizarre
  • bosses
  • bureaucracy
  • cheat
  • coercion
  • "compassion" is not enough
  • collapse(ing)
  • consequences
  • corrupt
  • corruption
  • criminal rights
  • crisis
  • cynicism
  • decay
  • deeper
  • destroy
  • destructive
  • devour
  • disgrace
  • endanger
  • excuses
  • failure (fail)
  • greed
  • hypocrisy
  • ideological
  • impose
  • incompetent
  • insecure
  • insensitive
  • intolerant
  • liberal
  • lie
  • limit(s)
  • machine
  • mandate(s)
  • obsolete
  • pathetic
  • patronage
  • permissive attitude
  • pessimistic
  • punish (poor ...)
  • radical
  • red tape
  • self-serving
  • selfish
  • sensationalists
  • shallow
  • shame
  • sick
  • spend(ing)
  • stagnation
  • status quo
  • steal
  • taxes
  • they/them
  • threaten
  • traitors
  • unionized
  • urgent (cy)
  • waste
  • welfare

to create a $400 million empire of dittoheads. Rush's political muscle is questionable, though. Recall how he declared John McCain to be "insufficiently conservative" to be the Republican nominee, yet McCain won in spite of Rush's claim. What cannot be doubted is the loyalty Rush has from his listeners. Political figures who gainsay him are inundated with hateful emails and are driven to apologize shortly thereafter.

Meanwhile the top republican in the House of Representatives, John Boehner, is calling for all things, a spending freeze. Right now, the government is the only one spending and John Boehner wants it to stop. That's like trying to smother a fire with dry grass. Even right-wing hack and self-proclaimed moderate Bobo Brooks thinks that idea is insane.

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