Friday, November 05, 2004

Heal this, bitches

"Never give up. Never surrender."
-Capt. Peter Quincy Taggart, Galaxy Quest

7 comments:

Miss A said...

Fuck them.

And fuck the DLC if they want to move the party to the right to try and pick up a few homophobe votes. (Apparently, Clinton advised Kerry to come out in favor of the state anti-gay initiatives and Kerry refused. Fucking Clinton.)

Thomas More said...

Exactly. We don't need to become more like them to win; we just have to use their tactics, and do them better. I'll be writing more about this.

Miss A said...

Feingold voted against the Patriot Act, Iraq and DOMA -- and won re-election by a comfortable margin in a state that Kerry only won by 10,000 votes.

Tell me, how was it done?

Thomas More said...

Well, I don't know how "comfortable" the margin was. Feingold will always have a race on his hands, because he's a maverick. But he wins, I think, for the same reason that other Dems lose - he stands for something, and articulates that clearly. He doesn't pander, in any way. And I think people respect that. I wish he would run for President one day.

Anonymous said...

Hi, this is Mig, posting anonymously. It's time the Democrats decide what they stand for, I agree with that. And I'm looking forward to reading what you have to say about tactics.

Miss A said...

I can think of several things we could have done if we had the guts.

1. Have a group of disgruntled soldiers just back from Iraq dog Bush constantly. Give them a clever name, have them show up at every rally with Max Cleland, and have TV cameras there to capture how they are treated when they won't sign the loyalty oath.

2. Blast an ad with Bush saying "I'm not concerned about OBL" in every swing state for months and months.

3. Send out newsletters saying they want to ban the Pill. (More truth to that than theirs saying we want to ban the Bible.)

4. Nobody understands what $200 billion means. Talk about it in terms people can understand -- "Halliburton has taken $10,000 from your child" or whatever.

Miss A said...

5. Have an ad that shows a split screen: Bush reading My Pet Goat on one half, the towers going down in another. "President Bush says he's strong on terror, but we know what he does when America is attacked."

6. Another ad: Get 5 or so veterans who got purple hearts for minor wounds, have them state their injury, the war they fought in. "How much have you bled, President Bush? Support your troops: repudiate the Swift Boat group that's slandering Kerry."

I just thought of these off the top of my head. Wtf was wrong with Kerry's campaign?