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The Internet. The Present and Future of Politics

Nixon, Kennedy, JFK, 1960 Presidential Election, Richard M. Nixon, John F. Kennedy, Presidential debate 1960It was 1960 during the Presidential election between Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy. The polls were running neck and neck and there was no clear-cut winner until one event that changed politics forever.

It was the first ever televised presidential debate.  It was not so much the substance of the debate that had such a profound impact, but rather how each of them appeared on the new medium of television.

On one side you had Richard M. Nixon the sitting Vice President who sported a slight five o’clock shadow which, against the black and white picture, made him appear brooding. Along side was a young and photogenic JFK that the camera took too immediately. This event catapulted then Senator Kennedy into the White House and into history.

John Mccain, Barack Obama, Presidential election 2008Fast forward to the 2008 Presidential Election, again we had cross generational candidates. Both Senator John McCain and Senator Barack Obama were very adept at television so there was no real advantage there like in 1960, but what made the difference for Barack Obama was just as profound if not more than television was for Nixon and Kennedy. It was the internet, and it made all the difference in the world to who now occupies the White House.

Obama’s campaign took a page out of Howard Dean’s 2004 campaign and built up an army of supporters by using social networks, blogs, and websites to raise millions from small donations solicited on the Internet.

The Republican Party must learn from this and meet the Democrats internet advantage head on. The internet is the future of politics and the party that uses it most effectively will be the ones who raise the most money and win elections.

Right now we, as Republicans, are the scruffy faced Richard Nixon and the Democrats are the JFK. It need not be that way. Conservatives and Republicans dominated the Internet till around 2006. We can take it back, and must get it back to stop Barack Obama from making this country no longer the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave.

Reposted from a blog article I wrote on the Emery County Republican Party website.

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McCain Campaign Manager: Religion Could Kill The GOP

When we told [insert any politicized Christian] to SHUT UP — i.e. leave your religion out of politics — turns out they were getting good advice as well as well as living up to their responsibility as children of The Constitution.

Speaking publicly for one of the first times since the end of the presidential campaign, John McCain’s campaign manager Steve Schmidt painted a dire portrait of the state of the Republican Party, arguing that the GOP has largely been co-opted by its religious elements.

“If you put public policy issues to a religious test, you risk becoming a religious party,” Schmidt declared. “And in a free country, a political party cannot be viable in the long term if it is seen as a sectarian party.” Read the rest —>>>

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Middle Schooler Harassed Over McCain T-Shirt. GOOD!

From the Chicago Tribune

Immediately, Catherine learned she was stupid for wearing a shirt with Republican John McCain’s name. Not merely stupid. Very stupid.

“People were upset. But they started saying things, calling me very stupid…

Then it got worse.

Exactly as it should be MUST BE! Its time to throw civility out the window. Olbermann has and just resigned for 30 million. Its happening.

The hard right-wing in this country – you know, the one about to take over the republican party with the support of the 23% of Americans who still approve of Bush – must be shoved back into the holes from which they came.

They will not be changed by reason, discussion, or niceties because they are not like us. They must be attacked mercilessly and humiliated at every turn.

You’ll noticed I’ve been practicing diligently. :)

Catherine Vogt, 14, is an Illinois 8th grader, the daughter of a liberal mom and a conservative dad. She wanted to conduct an experiment in political tolerance and diversity of opinion at her school in the liberal suburb of Oak Park.

Tolerance be damned.

Do not be fooled into thinking that because McCain (have you heard? Cindy is having an affair.) happens to be of the other party, we should somehow be more tolerant. Hitler AND CA Prop 8 won by a plurality.

Tolerance did not produce equality for Blacks and Women. Tolerance did not prevent the Holocaust, and tolerance will not end the wholesale rape of our Country, our industries, our civil liberties, our planet, THE MIDDLE EAST, our pensions, our Constitution, and our children’s future.

Screw tolerance. I say we try humiliation with a smile. :)



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