Idea: Friend of edgery, Photoshop by Kyle Weidleman
You know when Obama did a poor job in the first debate, we on the left trusted our eyes and ears and said, “Yep, that was weak. Romney’s style was better. His substance was filled with lies, but style-wise he won.”
Last night Obama did a great job on style and substance, but the right wing media called it a draw. Suuuurrre it was.
Mitt, “It’s just a flesh wound!”
NOTE: At no time do I support actual violence toward any political candidate. This parody/fantasy image from “The Holy Grail” is meant to metaphorically show the damage that Obama did to Mitt and his positions in the debate.
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Don’t Buy It: The Trouble With Talking Nonsense About the Economy
If you are like me (and the odds are 89.5 to 1 that you are) you have heard this line seventy Brazilian times since you started paying attention to messages or talking points on issues. “The right wing does a much better job than the left when it comes to messaging.” Amiright or amiright? Then the person talking (sometimes you) will say, “You know what we need? A Frank Luntz on our side, someone who can come up with stuff like “death panels” or “Job Creators” and then get everyone to repeat them. Next someone who reads books will shout, ‘Lakoff!! Frames! Don’t Think of an Elephant!” as if Lakoff, his books and his defunct institute is any match for the fully-funded, focus-group-tested, linguistically robust messaging work conservatives do. And don’t get me started on the multi-million dollar right wing infrastructure of belief tanks and media. (Seriously, don’t get me started, I’m really pissed off about it and I can pontificate and whine about it for hours.)
But here’s the thing, we do have a Frank Luntz on the left, and she does great messaging work for us. Her name is Anat Shenker-Osorio and her . . . → Read More: The Economy is NOT a Deity! Review of “Don’t Buy It: The Trouble With Talking Nonsense About the Economy.” By Anat Shenker-Osorio