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Wed Nov 24, 2021, 06:55 PM

unrolling the hoarse whisperer

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I really canít spend the next year arguing with people who are somehow AGAINST pushing for better communications from Dems.

So, Iím just going to block anyone peddling stupidity about how sucking at communications is somehow fine, necessary, unimportant or unfixable.
Seriously, I mostly hate Twitter lately.

Before Trump was elected, all of my existential screaming at the movie screen while the people in the horror movie couldnít hear me happened off Twitter.

I didnít join Twitter until the election.
It sucked the absolute life out of me.

As someone who understood his narcissistic personality disorder from the jump, that helpless screaming into the wind sucked the absolute life out of me.

The triggering of Trumpís narcissism was PTSDish enough.
I have had very, very similar feelings stirring lately as we stare down a midterm that is setting up VERY badly for us.

And when I raise even a topic I spent my entire adult career being really, good at - communications strategy - I get endless pushback from ďmy own sideĒ.
I cannot do a year of this.

I truly cannot do a whole year of endless arguments with every stupid asshole with an opinion on the *professional discipline of communications*.

These idiots arenít only failing to help; they are doing harm.
They are literally trying to get between the people who know what the fuck theyíre talking about and the people who very much need to hear it to shut down the conversation.

We arenít just heading in a bad direction; we have idiots constantly interfering with efforts to fix that.


I am going to say this last thing and then go stand in the cold and stare into the nothingness just to lighten it up:

I have never hated Twitter more than I have hated it lately.

And that isnít because of the ďother sideĒ.
It is because of the arrogant, ignorant stupidity of some people on *ours*.

Today alone, Iíve had a WaPo op-ed writer and an org made up of psychs insist their random guesses about shit they know nothing about were somehow more informed than my *my actual fucking expertise*.
I just donít have it in me. Iím sorry. I donít.

It is hard enough suffering through the involuntary learned helplessness we Dems can do nothing about. Voter suppression. Gerrymandering. Disinformation.

Thatís hard enough.
I canít do a whole year of an additional *voluntary layer* comprised of stupid idiots *on our side* getting in the fucking way of people trying to fix problems they are good at fixing.actually skilled and experienced at fixing.

I canít do it.

Iím going to give blocking a try.
Maybe reducing the volume of absolutely brainless fucking bullshit I see about how better messaging isnít actually important to people who donít even know what messaging is will reduce how much I hate the stupid discourse here.

Hey, fingers crossed.
If youíre a bettor, Iíd take the under though.

There is a reason the party that is literally trying to give people healthcare and decent incomes and cleaner air and better quality of life endlessly struggles to sell what should be a slam dunk.
And that reason is on full display here on Twitter.

When people obnoxiously reject the idea that being good at talking people into things matters, it is no surprise when Dems arenít.

Canít do a year of people obnoxiously arguing against fire trucks while the house burns.
Thank you.

That was cathartic and a long time coming.

Send me all your PayPalís and Iíll send you your share of the fee for that therapy session.

Good talk.




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Reply unrolling the hoarse whisperer (Original post)
orleans Nov 24 OP
dweller Nov 24 #1
Tommy Carcetti Nov 24 #2
Bev54 Nov 24 #3
orleans Nov 24 #5
cilla4progress Nov 24 #4
LetMyPeopleVote Thursday #6
Silent3 Thursday #7

Response to orleans (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 07:02 PM

1. I would enjoy the Hoarse Whisperer

and the Rude Pundit teaming up for discussions Ö


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Response to orleans (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 07:03 PM

2. Twitter is truly a terrible, terrible social media format...

Öbut that being said, Iíve enjoyed the wisdom of the Hoarse Whisperer.

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Response to Tommy Carcetti (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 07:14 PM

3. It is one reason I have never signed up for twitter, actually I did

years ago when the uprising in Iran, cause it was the only way to get information, but don't remember my handle or password. I won't bother because I would surely be kicked off fairly quickly. I have little tolerance for stupidity.

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Response to Bev54 (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 08:56 PM

5. i've had plenty of fun with twitter

my daughter wanted me to sign up on it so we could communicate messages back and forth

then i realized i was able to reply to tfg tweets and that was very cathartic--spent many an evening posting pics & gifs of nosferatu on his twitter feed, replying and swearing at his insane tweets, and commenting on what a ghoul i thought was

when he was banished i refocused and branched off to the q psychos in congress (and other asshole republicans)

not so much twittering anymore. but i was never kicked off. and i also have little tolerance for stupidity.

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Response to orleans (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 07:32 PM

4. I think alot depends

on your feed.

I feel like I get good up to the minute info there, and links if I want to check out veracity or whatnot.

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Response to orleans (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 12:16 PM

6. K&R

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Response to orleans (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 12:26 PM

7. I absolutely believe a better communications strategy is needed, but I reserve my greatest anger...

...for the media, who should be treating the threat to democracy as THE BIGGEST story of our times, and to the stupidity of the voters who need to be spoon-fed soundbites and bumper-sticker slogans, and maybe just flat-out need to be lied in some cases in order to overcome Republican lies, in order to see how blindingly obvious it is that Democrats are far better for our country that the now-utterly-degenerate Republican party.

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