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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:00 AM

The Nasty Party is back. Bigtime.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/nov/18/david-cameron-appoints-lynton-crosby

Maybe they should headhunt Karl Rove as his deputy?

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non sociopath skin Nov 2012 OP
LeftishBrit Nov 2012 #1
Anarcho-Socialist Nov 2012 #2
LeftishBrit Nov 2012 #3


Response to non sociopath skin (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:48 PM

2. Bring it on

The race-baiting strategy failed to remove a politically-damaged Blair government with a disenfranchised core support.

I'm quite happy for the electorate to see what true blue colours look like.

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Response to Anarcho-Socialist (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:53 PM

3. I agree that crude race-baiting is unlikely to work

Anyone who would be influenced by such strategies has already been influenced. The tabloids are full of it, and have been so for a long time.

But slimy Karl Rove/ Lee Atwater/ 'swiftboating' tactics on a somewhat more sophisticated level could achieve something unpleasant under the wrong circumstances.

Ian Birrell - one of the very few Conservatives who occasionally says something somewhat reasonable - wrote the following about Crosby, which at any rate counteracts the idea that he is some sort of electoral public-relations Superman:

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/lynton-crosby-is-a-disastrous-signing-for-the-tories-8327050.html



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