Who cares?

Carol Brown
Somehow the two political parties have come to be understood by many Americans as follows:

Democrats care.

Republicans don't care.

Or, to be slightly more specific:

Democrats care about the middle class and poor people.

Republicans only care about the rich. (And all Republicans are rich.)

This is a bunch of bunk. And if we don't debunk it we will continue to be doomed. Of course, many other factors may doom us, but this is one powerful bumper-sticker-sized-narrative that will continue to haunt us.

Oh, and while we're debunking that false meme, we'd better start exposing every single lie put forth by the left.

Every. Single. One.

We need to paint a very vivid picture for Americans of where this country is headed. It's not enough to say, "We'll be like Greece." (It's not only too general, but a lot of folks don't even get what that means. Sadly.) Or, "We can't keep growing the size of government."

Thomas Sowell spells out so clearly (as usual) the need for our team to become more articulate in outlining our vision for the American people.

Conservatives need to spell out in precise terms what is wrong with the direction we are headed and what is right about heading right, instead. We need to be seen as the party with solutions. And we must break down the idea that the left cares and we don't. The simplicity of that framework resonates with people and it has a long history. So it's quite stuck in the minds of millions of Americans.

 

Got any ideas on where or how to begin?

Somehow the two political parties have come to be understood by many Americans as follows:

Democrats care.

Republicans don't care.

Or, to be slightly more specific:

Democrats care about the middle class and poor people.

Republicans only care about the rich. (And all Republicans are rich.)

This is a bunch of bunk. And if we don't debunk it we will continue to be doomed. Of course, many other factors may doom us, but this is one powerful bumper-sticker-sized-narrative that will continue to haunt us.

Oh, and while we're debunking that false meme, we'd better start exposing every single lie put forth by the left.

Every. Single. One.

We need to paint a very vivid picture for Americans of where this country is headed. It's not enough to say, "We'll be like Greece." (It's not only too general, but a lot of folks don't even get what that means. Sadly.) Or, "We can't keep growing the size of government."

Thomas Sowell spells out so clearly (as usual) the need for our team to become more articulate in outlining our vision for the American people.

Conservatives need to spell out in precise terms what is wrong with the direction we are headed and what is right about heading right, instead. We need to be seen as the party with solutions. And we must break down the idea that the left cares and we don't. The simplicity of that framework resonates with people and it has a long history. So it's quite stuck in the minds of millions of Americans.

 

Got any ideas on where or how to begin?