Apparently “the” Democrats believe “change” will carry them through elections. I guess it’s all about the (new) slogan and logo. New, in this case, is just sort of different. Maybe it’s just not so bad as the worst case. So, let’s talk about some “change that matters”, and this according to a relentless revision of
Obamacrat, I mean Democrat marketing, I mean doctrine.
This might not be exactly how Rush Limbaugh might phrase things… However, here are some examples of the changes that the Obama administration and the Democrats have inspired to certain lexicon:
1. The War on Terror became an: “Overseas Contingency Operation.”
2. Welfare checks became: “tax cuts.”
3. Illegal immigrants became: “undocumented workers.”
4. Economic stimulus became: “investments.”
5. Global warming became: “climate change.”
6. Watch this one very carefully. The Bush tax cuts became: “the Obama tax cuts for the middle class.”
7. Freedom of speech became: “hate speech.” Especially if it’s considered a slight against the Obamacrats.
8. Protecting our borders became: “racist.”
9. The financial sector became: “greedy Wall Street fat cats.”
10. Unions became: “struggling middle class Americans.”
I don’t have an issue with the theory behind the Democratic party. Thomas Jefferson, himself, had the balance-of-power and checks-and-balance system in mind when he helped create the Constitution, aftar all. However, they can change how words work in certain combinations (I hint at this in another post that is apropos, here entitled: situational awareness) all they (or, is it “they’d”?) like, but the fact is that the too many solutions promised by (more so Obamacrats, and less so Democrats) haven’t created reasonable change. Thought Leaders are right when they argue there is an enthusiasm gap between Democrats and their voters (and, yes, I discussed that in my post: it’s Civil War, then), but a new website and logo isn’t the solution they were likely looking for.
Let’s be part of the solution. Pick up the phone (I’ll be using my EVO 4G on the Sprint network, thank you), dial your representative, and call for policies that encourage the private sector to grow and maintain jobs, for example. I understand the double-dip recession fears are abating. But, that’s due to the fact that corporate debt default is now below four percent (4%) and middle-sized companies are selling products to larger companies (more on that later). But, perhaps they should have spent a little more time designing that particular roadmap and a little less time designing a website. Especially when the looming tax code revisions cool-off small and middle-sized company growth, spending and hiring (a lot more on that sooner).
When coaching my Shockers I try to inspire them with messages like: “If you are going to a thing, why not always give it your best? This includes using your super powers for good”. It’s not unfair asking our government leadership to take up the same thinking. And, then they also get to lead by example, and inspire the next generation of leaders – just like Thomas Jefferson envisioned.
Look… We’ll discuss my running for Governor later than sooner. Just be ready.
Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.
Brian Patrick Cork