A clever idea from the House GOP

The GOP has recognized that, as much as anything, the next election starts on the new media.  In order to get House GOP members on board with new media, they’ve instituted a contest by which GOP representatives compete for the most YouTube links, twitter friends, etc.  In other words, to win the contest, GOP reps have to get their assistants, employees, friends and followers focused on new media.

My friend Lorie Byrd has worked with Renee Ellmers since the very beginning, so I’m going to ask to check out Renee’s YouTube page.  But really, check out any Rep you want.  The whole point is to facilitate an exciting new media that might get the Grand Old Party back into power.

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  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    It’s a way to get past the media filters. Japan has a traditional form of it. They called it deceiving and manipulating the Emperor.

    An American translation would be “using the Constitution to justify destroying the Constitution by quoting the Constitution”.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    Which is to say, the Media Gatekeepers have historically told politicians what “people wanted” but in fact the only thing they were telling the pols was what the media brownosing arse kissers wanted to happen.

  • jj

    A couple of really clever ideas for the (not from) the GOP:
    1) get some candidates who believe in and stand for conservative views and values
    2) stop worrying about whether or not Katie Couric – or anybody else in the media – likes you
    3) behave like a republican, not a democrat-lite
    4) get some candidates in whom the new conservative majority in America can believe and trust, which means:
    5) there’s a long list of people who are thanked for their service, and invited to hit the road.  At the top of the list are: John McCain.  Lindsay Graham.  Olympia Snowe.  Susan Collins.
    6) yeah, yeah, yeah – I recognize that the idiots – I mean voters – in Arizona just re-elected McCain, and the jackasses in Alaska just re-elected What’s-‘er-face.  It doesn’t matter,
    It doesn’t matter because John McCain could master “new media” and Youtube to the point where there was a new video of him blathering something every two minutes all day, every day.  If it’s going to be the same old John McCain “reach-across-the-aisle” crap, and his same old RINO BS, then I’m not going to care if it appears eleven thousand times an hour – which is okay, and so what?  The “so what” is, neither is any other conservative American, or anyone who leans in the general direction of Tea party values.  HE is not what WE need to get greater exposure to – we’ve been there and done that – for far too long.
    I don’t know the answer – but I do know damn well the problem is not that they can’t get the message out.  The message is getting out fine – it’s just some of the messengers who are looking a little shaky in the eyes of conservative America – which is, strangely enough, most of America.  See, conservatives are mostly honorable people, and we have expectations.  We expect performance.  Democrats will vote for any a**hole just because he/she’s a democrat.  Conservatives won’t do that.  A phony like McCain will get some of our votes because what he’s running against is so much worse – but a hell of a lot of us won’t give in to that – and didn’t.  We hope to smarten up the party – whether that remains among the possible, I don’t know.  (But I am quite sure Ann Coulter did not vote for McCain, for example.  Neither did Rush.)  You don’t get the votes of conservatives by default – you have to earn them.
    And that’s always been, and will always be, a problem for republicans.  We have expectations and demand performance – and when we don’t get it we stay the hell home.  Even if it means President Obama.

  • http://bookwormroom.com Bookworm

    Whoa there a minute, jj pardner.  Are you trying to tell me that clever cosmetic gimmicks are not sufficient to win elections?  I’m shocked.  Shocked!  (But it is still a good idea to expand the GOP’s internet presence.)

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    You can create a shock stadium where people line up to get tazered for fun. That might win elections.