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Leviathan meets the Incredible Hulk

Too Little, Too Late

Posted on 2010.11.03 at 10:00

I'm really, really furious not to have seen or known of the existence of this until this morning. I'm in Massachusetts, the state you will know in future months as the one that got it right last night. I'm from the state who didn't give all the power to the people who stopped the government from fixing the things you're mad at the government for not fixing.

But I blame the Democrats, because they should have had this ad running on every TV in every state in the Union, nearly non-stop.

I usually enjoy this quote as a joke, but today, after seeing this, and thinking about the difference this kind of campaigning could have made, and knowing that, as politically keyed-in as I am, I'd never seen or heard of it until the day after the election, I quote this with great bitterness:

"I belong to no organized political party. I am a Democrat." -Will Rogers


Comments:


isis_uf
isis_uf at 2010-11-03 19:01 (UTC) (Link)
That's a powerful - and very true - ad that I wish had been seen by more people. The sad truth is that we're a country that demands instant results and instant gratification, but somehow suffer collective alzheimers when it comes to who-did-what-to/for-whom more than a tweet ago. On top of that, this is the ONLY clear, powerful message I've EVER seen from the Democratic Party (and it looks like it was done by the Boilermakers Union). As much disdain as I have for the Republican Party (as a whole. There are, as with most things, exceptions. I've crossed party lines on my ballot before and I expect that I'll do so again at some point.), they are utterly brilliant as messaging and public relations while the Democratic Party is wholly disorganized and stuck in the early 80s for their PR. I'm tired of the Republican word-of-the-day strategy (the election was a "referendum on Obama", you say? Gee, I haven't heard that in five whole minutes), but the Dems can't seem to get their act together for any sort of clear, concise, messaging campaign. It would be ridiculous if it weren't so damn sad.
B00
i_m_b00 at 2010-11-03 21:31 (UTC) (Link)
FUUUUUUUUK
xedra
xedra at 2010-11-03 23:51 (UTC) (Link)
WTF??? This totally should've been on every channel every freaking day!
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