Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search
6 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
Steve (Schmidt) (Original Post) cilla4progress Nov 2021 OP
Yak #3476 about what we "should" do, but not one word about TreasonousBastard Nov 2021 #1
This message was self-deleted by its author Chin music Nov 2021 #2
How, then, do we overcome their built-in advantage? Moebym Nov 2021 #3
This message was self-deleted by its author Chin music Nov 2021 #4
This message was self-deleted by its author inthewind21 Nov 2021 #5
RW media inthewind21 Nov 2021 #6


(43,049 posts)
1. Yak #3476 about what we "should" do, but not one word about
Fri Nov 5, 2021, 12:26 AM
Nov 2021

specifically what our message should be.

Here's a clue-- a long ton of voters were mothers who were batty from wingnuts yelling about masks and not knowing if they can go back to work with the kids out of school.

They hate the wingnuts making life crazier, but would really like Dems to help them out with some real-life problems instead of talking big plans.

Response to cilla4progress (Original post)


(989 posts)
3. How, then, do we overcome their built-in advantage?
Fri Nov 5, 2021, 03:07 AM
Nov 2021

They have their right-wing propaganda machine that has had decades to take root.

Sinclair is the biggest owner of local stations, which it has been steadily buying up since the 90s. According to this article, research has shown that local stations spent more time covering national politics and showed a rightward shift in said coverage after Sinclair acquired them. And it is buying more each year. News 3 in Vegas is my local Sinclair station.

With Fox News still a top player in the MSM, OAN and Newsmax gaining steam, Sinclair-owned TV stations blasting GOP talking points, right-wing religious leaders and radio personalities spewing bile to their big audiences, and Facebook having a serious right-wing disinformation problem that it has not shown an eagerness to confront, is it any wonder we feel we are hearing very little from our Democratic leaders?

Response to Moebym (Reply #3)

Response to Moebym (Reply #3)



(4,616 posts)
6. RW media
Fri Nov 5, 2021, 12:51 PM
Nov 2021

Has been out there a very long time. It relentlessly hunted Bill and Hillary Clinton all the way back to when he was Governor of Arkansas. How ever did he get elected? TWICE! He spoke to the American people in simple easy to understand terms, he told his own story of growing up, then he looked dead into the camera and told the whole country "I feel your pain." And the DEMS hopped on his coat tails and rode that message all over the country. Obama did it, the audacity of hope and Yes We Can. And liberals rose to the occasion and flooded the streets, town halls, rallies, etc. And yes we did! Biden has the same ability, he's real, a normal guy. Anyone remember the summer the tea party invaded every town hall with their tales of death panels? All their rallies out in the streets? How about all the anti-vaxers now, the let's all go storm the capital yahoos? They are ALL out there, getting their faces on the news every chance they get. Where are all the counters to them? Where are all the sane parents in these out of control school board meetings? Where are the people who believe in the science when all these nut jobs are outside of schools harassing the kids with their stupidity? The woman in the video is exactly right. People respond and react to how they feel. Not to a 3 trillion bill and a bunch of statics. We are failing miserably to spark feelings. Instead of excuses on a message board, we should ALL be in the streets backing up Biden and his plans and telling people, in simple terms, We feel your pain, Yes we can, and preach the Audacity of Hope!

Latest Discussions»General Discussion»Steve (Schmidt)