On Twitter yesterday, some of my conservative friends beat me up for writing about Marco Rubio’s comments to GQ about the Earth’s age. Their point was that it was a silly question (it was.) And that it was feeding a liberal meme (it is.) But the notion that this means we should ignore it is also silly.(snip)And so, this is a strategy. Like Sarah Palin in 2008, Democrats view Marco Rubio as a major threat — not just for one or two elections — but someone who could undermine their advantage
Comments: And just like Palin, Morning Joe is Ground Zero for this strategy.
The Left isn´t our main problem when it comes to their tactics. Our problem is those "on our side" who aid and abet the Left in their objective, by joining in the potshots instead of "circling the wagons".
As we saw from the coordinated and systematic distruction of laudable conservative candidates during this years´s primary, it is instructive to define who THEY are. Examine who isn´t being vilified or whispered about and then ask cui bono?
One who wishes to be president must be adroit. There is no reason for anyone to participate in wide-ranging interviews with media known to be antithetical to one´s beliefs and hope to get through the minefield unscathed.
For all her talent, Sarah Palin was not adoit. Trying to be too cool, Rubio has fallen into the same trap.
We need someone who has many attributes. Adroitness at avoiding this kind of stuff, which would be obvious to almost any LDotter, is essential.
Well of course they are going to try to destroy Rubio. Duh? Him and anyone else who raises a profile. Maybe the only one who won´t get demonized right now is John Huntsman. But wait . . . . he´s a democrats democrat anyway. It´s time the GOP started demonizing some democrats as well. If I had the deep pockets, I would investigate every democrat with a profile and drag all of their dirt out and air it.
#4 While I agree with your strategy regarding the Democrats, how would you make the Kneepad Media air any dirt you´d come up with? As they´ve proven is the past election, they still control the flow of information to the stupid, the main Democrat constituency. I´ll watch with interest to see which of the Palin haters here pick up the media´s narrative on Rubio. I´m convinced it will be many of those we´re already familiar with.
Anyone who knows anything about being `cool` knows it is not something you try to be. You either are or aren`t. It starts from childhood on up. Any attempt by a republican to try an act cool will backfire miserably. If Rubio could rip off some Eddie Van Halen riffs on Jay Leno he might get half way there but he`ll never look or sound cool.
I don`t see any republican today who could defeat even the worst democrat. They have perfected the winning strategy, which includes voter fraud an all the right judges in the right places at the right time. They know they`ll never be challenged by the `uncool` GOP.
The one thing that conservative candidates needs to remember is that the left does not view them as stupid, but, instead as evil. By liberal definition, therefore, nothing that an evil person does can be good. The only way that you will get a liberal to like you is to become a liberal. Period. End of discussion. Full stop.
Sometimes I think our media has descended to an endless loop of the opening scenes of the movie Heathers. A cruel, vicious, spiteful immature clique has taken it upon themselves to define who and what is acceptable and unacceptable in politics for both parties.
The answer to the question "How old is the Earth?" is "Is G-d infinite or not?" If G-d is infinite then G-d can squeeze 4.5 billion years of time into one/4.5 billionth of a billionth of a billionth of a second. Or: "If it is true that nothing can come from nothing, tell me where the material for the universe came from."
If his critics start getting tough with him - - "Azucar" Rubio will send his Big Sugar Lobby thugs after them. His critics will all develop diabetes from the massive amounts of taxpayer-subsidized sugar - - and "Azucar" will keep buzzing along on his sugar high.
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