Thursday, March 04, 2010

These Guys Really Know How To Tell A Story

Someone has leaked an RNC power point presentation to Politico. And while the guide to upcoming fundraising strategies is doing some damage to Republicans for its dismissive attitude toward potential donors, it looks to me like it's a shame that they'll have to go back to the drawing board because I can't imagine worse messaging. Look at this, will ya?

First of all, there's that stupid Joker/Socialist thing. They tried to whip it up last year and it mostly resulted in head scratching. It's like they're so conservative they'll even go back to things that didn't work, just because they're not new.

Pelosi as Cruella De Vil (correct spelling) is potentially effective messaging to 5 year olds, the same way that attacking Rush Limbaugh 'cause he's really fat would be. But what the hell are we trying to say with Reid and Scooby Doo? Reid is a bumbling simple-minded dog whose efforts result in success every time. Doesn't this automatically paint the Republicans as old man Wiggins, who was going to scare off voters with phony ghosts and phantom threats, and he would have succeeded if it wasn't for those Democrats and their stupid dog?

Incredibly, the RNC is claiming that Michael Steele had no knowlege of this misguided campaign; how are we supposed to think these guys can fix the country if they can't even get rid of their most prominent incompetent? Its just like when they stood behind George Bush even as his approval ratings went gracefully swan-diving into oblivion. They still stand behind him now, for the most part.

Free advice for the next draft, boys: Try Droopy.

PS: From Wonkette's comments, re the American Gothic gag:
“Hey middle america! Would you rather vote for us, or a bunch of ignorant farmers?”

1 comment:

Publius said...

I am disappointed in that thing, too. It's so soft and gutless. I mean Scooby Doo?? Try more like Uncle Joe Stalin!