Sunday, August 09, 2009

Flopping Aces Rapid Response Ad to the DNC Rabid Attack Ad

I thought I'd have some fun with the DNC Rabid Attack Ad:




Amazing that the DNC believes their ad to be a winning strategy: Let's characterize and flippantly dismiss concerned Americans on both sides of the political aisle as nothing more than torches-and-pitchforks-style rabble-rousers. Brilliant.

Thanks to skye for use of her photos and apologizes to Dana Loesch for pillaging her photos like the uncouth, ill-mannered mobster, that I am.


The ones who are "scripted" and "astroturfed" are the Democratic leaders out there following their "playbook". Any "community organizing" on the part of the vast rightwing conspiracy of an honest-to-goodness- grassroots movement should be described more like Miracle-Gro than the manure-fractured outrage which the term "astroturfing" suggests.

How dare they condescend and dismiss the concerns of real ordinary Americans! The reason why some of these "mob" citizens resort to anger and "shouting down" is because they already tried listening and reasoning with their congressional leader, and all they are getting back in return are DNC-talking points and pre-scripted answers. The Dem leaders aren't engaged in debate and conversation but following their own Pelosified marching orders; they aren't talking to their constituents, but at them.

Meet the mob.

Someone should make one of those "I'm with stupid ->" style t-shirts, but saying "I'm with the mob" with arrows pointing every which direction. Oh, and bring along some (cardboard/fake) torches and pitchforks.

Cross-posted at Flopping Aces

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12 Comments:

Anonymous rockybutte said...

Word:

Let's ditch the political rhetoric. If I was sitting in your living-room engaged in a battle of fast-fold origami while passing the time of day and the doorbell rang and you opened the door to admit a person who shouted and drowned out our conversation and made it difficult to concentrate on our folding, you and I would both ask that person to leave.

I don't support liberal goups drowning out discussions and negotiations. I'm also kind of annoyed with a friend of mine who recently has taken to interrupt me when I'm trying to get a point across.

A number of years I took a communication course at a local college. A Native American showed us how his people used a talking stick to ease the flow of discussion. The only person who could speak was the person who held the stick. When this person finished he/she would hand the stick to another. The emphasis was on respect and the importance of letting each person have his/her say. Each word was a pearl that helped form a necklace of communication.

Our current pattern of communication disrespects those with whom we disagree.

Notice how the furor over the Gates/Crowley dustup has disappeared from view after the beer summit when some guys sat down, sucked down a brew and passed the day? Notice how two women who had been facing 12 years of hard labor have returned to the USA and were reunited with their families because people chose to treat each other with respect and withheld inflammatory rhetoric lumping North Korea with an "Axis of Evil"? Notice how unhappy most right-wing bloviators are that these women have been returned to their loved ones?

World-class spinners will always be able to turn day into night, wrong into right. And so it goes.

Sunday, August 09, 2009 8:29:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

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Soooo...what you're saying is.....you liked the video?

Sunday, August 09, 2009 8:41:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

battle of fast-fold origami while passing the time of day and the doorbell rang and you opened the door to admit a person who shouted and drowned out our conversation and made it difficult to concentrate on our folding, you and I would both ask that person to leave.

True. But conversely, if I were that person standing at the door, and the person answering kept rehashing scripted talking points that spoke past me, I'd lose my patience. Also, if I had shown up at the invitation of the homeowner to discuss origami, and was talked down to and my research and knowledge dismissed, told I was affiliated to an origami organization I did not belong to, I'd be pissed.

While I agree we can't get anywhere if we don't listen to one another, I just don't see the Congressional leaders listening to their constituents and representing their honest fears. Instead, they're propagandizing the DNC political aim of re-inventing the system.

And please don't start again with the Gates/Crowley/Obama fiasco. I don't see the ending as a good resolution at all. A few beers and everything's ok? It was a great political stunt to take Crowley up on the suggestion. Obama played it smart. However, he should not be let out of the frying pan, but held under the fire. 20 years in Reverend Wright's church....it certainly made him drop the mask for a brief couple of sentences.

Notice how unhappy most right-wing bloviators are that these women have been returned to their loved ones?

Talk about world-class spinners...

Excuse me, but most "right-wingers" are happy they're back and safe, but don't agree with the appeasement and walking egg-shells approach when it comes to a regime that is irredeemable.

Sunday, August 09, 2009 8:55:00 PM  
Blogger Average American said...

Screw him Wordsmith, I liked the post and the clip!

How dare OUR elected officials brush what we have to say off like an annoyance. I swear, if they don't start hearing our voices, they may start hearing something much worse. I really hate to think what this whole mess might boil down to. They all seem to forget who's the boss and who's the employees!!!

Sunday, August 09, 2009 10:25:00 PM  
Anonymous rockybutte said...

Oh, yeah, the video. What an unbelievable waste of time and money. Embarrassing. Looks like something patched together by SNL on Friday night, or Saturday morning.

As for North Korea, Bush declared them irredeemable and most people bought the charge hook, line and sinker. The problem is that they, like he, didn't know what he was talking about. If Bush had declared Vanatu one of the "Axis of Evil" most cons would agree even if they didn't know in which ocean, or solar system, it was located.

Sunday, August 09, 2009 10:35:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Thanks for the compliment on the video, rockybutte.

Uh, yeah...Kim Jong Il just needs a little TLC and we'll all be singing "It's a Small World After All", while holding hands.

Sunday, August 09, 2009 10:51:00 PM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

FABulous video, and will be thieved wholesale and rightly attributed to yourself and Flopping Aces for my next post.

All people need to see this.

BZ

Monday, August 10, 2009 10:36:00 AM  
Blogger christian soldier said...

Great video--
I'm 'feeling' pretty sad though-
nan p. and babs b. both represent me..
senator babs may be in trouble next election-I hope!!
Gosh-that all kind of rhymes !!
Good video too!
C-CS

Monday, August 10, 2009 10:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

[b]Protester seen with gun outside Obama town hall[/b] http://rawstory.com/08/news/2009/08/11/protester-seen-with-gun-outside-obama-town-hall/

or

[b]Protester Drops Gun At Dem Congresswoman's Town Hall
[/b] http://uspolitics.tribe.net/thread/3efa432a-2fda-4c65-83b5-8d098a82e45a

The GOP is one wacko away from total extinction and the Lunatic Fringe is running the show!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 1:23:00 PM  
Anonymous rockybutte said...

Sorry, Word, I didn't realize you made the video...I thought...never mind.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 4:16:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Don't worry. I don't expect everyone to like it- even political allies. I only find it vaguely amusing myself.

In light of you not thinking it was my video, your earlier comment takes on added humor:

Oh, yeah, the video. What an unbelievable waste of time and money. Embarrassing. Looks like something patched together by SNL on Friday night, or Saturday morning.

Seriously....I consider this a compliment!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 9:43:00 PM  
Blogger J_G said...

We loved the video at work Word. It's being linked to by many a railroader.

The thing about the false premise your RB guy came up with is; we have told the government time and time again to stop spending all of our money and our children's money on wasteful government programs and they refuse to listen. Now it's time to take that talking stick and whack those politicians up the side of their head because it's our money and we demand they respect that.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 10:57:00 PM  

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