Sunday, April 24, 2011

Not Having The Right Argument

It doesn’t help to win the argument when you aren’t having the right argument. Or when the argument you keep winning is not one that your people don’t rank as the most important topic.

Democrats are winning the hell out of the Medicare/healthcare argument, but that topic is number six on the list of what the middle class, independent voter cares about.

Democrats are winning the hell out of the “taxing the rich,” “fix the deficit” argument, but that topic is only number three on the list of what anybody actually cares about.

Democrats, and Republicans are not even having the “create jobs” argument, and that topic is number one on the list of what everybody cares about, and it has been number one for a couple of years now. And because they’re not having it, and Democrats are the incumbent party, Democrats are losing the hell out of this argument.

There’s a very good reason why this argument is not being had. Reality is that there is very little that government can do to create jobs, jobs are not likely to happen in any kind of worthwhile numbers, and if you talk about jobs and they don’t happen, come election time you are toast. If you don’t talk about jobs you might get reelected, but if you talk about them and the public is disappointed in what happens, you do not have a snowball’s chance in Hell.

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