December 13, 2019

The other side is crazy, and wants to steal your freedoms

I click on a lot of Republican Facebook ads, browse the occasional conservative political forum, and read what Republicans say in the news. A huge amount of the Republican messaging I see boils down to one or both of:

But you know what? Democrats use those same themes, and should use them even more. For example:

Abortion is a particularly rich area for examples.

And if Wikipedia is to be believed, Republicans paid a significant political price in 2012 for medically nonsensical comments about the pregnancy implications of rape.

They’re crazy, and want to take away our freedoms. That’s what this election is all about.


3 Responses to “The other side is crazy, and wants to steal your freedoms”

  1. Republicans are extremists, and should be labeled as such : The Monash Report on December 13th, 2019 4:22 am

    […] And the Trump era has taken this to a new level of screeching. The “fake news” press are “enemies of the people”. Patriotic bureaucrats are a “deep state” “swamp”. Impeachment is a freedom-destroying “coup”. Anybody who opposes Trump should be locked up for treason. Above all, Democrats are nuts and want to take your freedoms away. […]

  2. Election 2020 – party vs. party, all hands on deck : The Monash Report on December 13th, 2019 5:07 am

    […] that danger, yet another post suggests hammering the theme of Republican extremism. The words “crazy” and “cruel” resonate too, and are often easier than “extreme” to work into conversation. […]

  3. Poltiical messaging's secret sauce: "Cluefulness" | Strategic Messaging on December 17th, 2020 9:11 am

    […] Some motivating examples for this analysis are in my December, 2019 post The other side is crazy, and wants to take away your freedoms. […]

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