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Joe Fein, in a Fighting Mood

Posted on | September 11, 2011 | 6 Comments

My L.A. friend Joe Fein has been trying for some time to get the California GOP to take online New Media seriously. He’s trying again with “Why 30 Bloggers are Worth More for the CAGOP then One MSNBC.”

Joy McCann likes Joe’s message. Let’s hope California Republicans are paying attention. Otherwise, some day soon they can hold their state convention at the La Brea Tar Pits, with the rest of the extinct species.

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  • Cube

    That last sentence is pure gold, Stacy.  And it’s not just the CAGOP.  The whole party apparatus better wake up and smell the coffee regarding New Media before the 2012 elections.  The Donks even managed to figure it out and their worldview is mostly outside  the rational universe.  I’d hate to see the Elephants get killed off because they were too foolish and stubborn to work with people who are on their side.  Of course, there’s a reason they’ve earned their nickname “The Stupid Party”.

  • Denverwindowwashing

    I wish it were good ideas, especially for those in the public service sectors, that motivated actions aligned with those good theories.
    But as Old Adam Smith said, people’s own interests are the most important factor in human interactions involving capital, at least to the extent that an “invisible hand” based upon each doing for his own could be said to describe the (positive) benefits of self-interest in a way we would all divinely want an invisible hand to guide an economy.

    Hence the need to let the old guard know:  Get on board, get off bored, and come join the winning team.

    If the winning team isn’t winning, YET, then my contention isn’t very persuasive, like a yellow road sign with a reduced speed recommended.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

    Well, we know we have people Stuck on Stupid as long as legacy media dictates our intraparty debate schedule, formats, and panels. 

    Why on earth would we allow MSNBC, Brian Williams, and Politico run a debate at the Reagan Library, which should be hallowed ground for Republicans and conservatives?  They are all Democratic hacks determined to derail whoever our nominee might be – why do they have any role in selection?

  • Anonymous

    From Joy’s site don’t know who she’s quoting here.

    “I don’t agree with Ace . . . The Reagan Family have a longstanding relationship with NBC and General Electric (NBC’s former owner). Ron Reagan is, as you know, a paid contributor to MSNBC.
    Chris Matthews is a good personal friend of Nancy Reagan. His relationship stems from his work for former Speaker Tip O’Neil with whom President Reagan had a close and personal relationship, even though he was a lefty.
    So, it is natural that the Reagan Presidential Library be a site for a GOP Presidential debate and NBC be a sponsor.”

    The above is the crux of the problem, much of the top ranks of the GOP doesn’t know who it’s enemies are, even worse it thinks it’s enemies are it’s friends. It mistakes it’s enemies for honorable political adversaries.
    But more than that the GOP elites often views the Right blogosphere as at best a mixed blessing and sometimes as it’s enemies. This view is not wholly incorrect. The facts are that, a significant portion of these elitists are afraid of us because they don’t believe in much that we do. Many are not against big government or are willing to acquiesce to it in exchange for more spending on what they believe is important. This is one of the reasons why so much of the post 9/11 security apparatus is so bloated. Democrats cannot resist the urge to turn any government action into a massive jobs program. Republicans were willing to accept this to advance their goals. Surely the Republicans should have known dems would violate the bargain such as no unionization for the TSA.

    Say what you will about the left, the Democratic elite is much more in sync with their base and it’s activists, bloggers and media allies, than the Right is with theirs.

  • Tennwriter

    Correct.

    Bill O’ Reilly, Michelle Malkin, Mark Steyn, and our own RSM for the moderators with Steyn as teh lead.

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