Oh, and way to set the standard low with those comparisons.
Wasn't he in the military, by the way? Wouldn't that give him some degree of qualifications for this position? Much more so then, say, a journalism degree.
I have no idea if he was in the military or not. I still don't think that automatically makes one worthy of being a war correspondent. I think the only reason I have a problem with it is because he didn't come to that position because of his renown or expertise on the subject. It's because he was a topic during the election because he asked Obama a question which led to the infamous "share the wealth" quote. I fail to see how that makes one a good war correspondent. I just wish people would see it for what it is. He's an opportunist like the rest of us who's trying to get as much mileage out of his 15 minutes of fame as possible. And hey, good for him.Wasn't he in the military, by the way? Wouldn't that give him some degree of qualifications for this position? Much more so then, say, a journalism degree.
Look at the post-election cycle after 2000. The Democrats went and got themselves a noted linguist from Cali, George Lakoff, to better craft their messages so we, the defective voter, could better understand them. His central intellectual schtick was to argue, over and over again, that liberals are right about everything but Democrats are saddled with the wrong labels and terms to describe their views. So, Democrats must come up with new labels to describe the same old agenda.
For them, it's never an issue of disagreement with the ideas and proposals, but a misunderstanding. They're just not communicating in a way that would compel the rest of us to understand them.
Lakoff's book, Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate pointed the way. Framing is PhD-speak for making bad things sound good.
Don't call them "trial lawyers," talk about "public protection attorneys."
Instead of the downbeat, eat-your-spinach phrase "environmental protection," Democrats should say something spicier like "poison-free communities."
Don't call it "socialism" call it "sharing."
Howie Dean called him "one of the most influential political thinkers of the progressive movement."
Lets see here...
1) His name is not Joe.
2) He wasn't a plumber.
3) He is an opportunist, nothing more.
The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016