Monthly Archives: November 2013

Politics Through a Kaleidoscope

Ever notice how politics often looks like you’re watching through a kaleidoscope?  Here is a little collection of examples: . 1.  “We’re not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success that’s fairly earned. I mean, I do think at a certain … Continue reading

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How to Train a Political Animal to Restrain Itself

“There’s not a dime’s worth of difference between a Republican and a Democrat.” This outcry typically comes from someone on the far left or the far right.  In America, today’s Democrats are a left-center party, and today’s Republicans are a … Continue reading

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Put Your Big Boy Pants On, Democrats

Contributed by “The Ed” “Insurance cancelled? Don’t blame Obama or the ACA, blame America’s insurance companies.”  That is the title of an editorial by Juan Williams of Fox News. (photo credit) Further in the editorial he says “You should be … Continue reading

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The Headwind Against Conservatism (Part 4 – Final)

Long gone are the days of the stump speech delivered from an actual stump, ink-smudged handbills slung around by the town crier on the corner, and outdoor debates in Civic Square amplified only by the reverberation from nearby buildings.  No more.  Today’s … Continue reading

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The Headwind Against Conservatism (Part 3)

Phrasing.  Target segment.   Demographics.   Optics.  Brand identity.   Push polling.  Vision.  Image.  Equal time.  Messaging. Am I talking about marketing, or politics?  Well…both.  The American game of politics is essentially an intense marketing battle. Over the years, I have collected a … Continue reading

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The Headwind Against Conservatism (Part 2)

Politics in America boils down to a battle of ideology between the two major political parties, with injection of new ideas coming from the adjacent smaller political parties. Success depends in large part on the marketing strategies of the parties … Continue reading

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The Headwind Against Conservatism (Part 1)

The political arena in America boils down to a competition of ideas between the two major political parties, influenced by the notable adjacent ideas of other smaller political parties.  This can cynically be viewed as an epic marketing battle. Over the years, … Continue reading

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