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Vessels For Altering The American Political Course

Posted on | January 30, 2012 | 6 Comments

by Smitty

When the history of the American recovery is written, Ladd Ehlinger will certainly have a paragraph or five, given his highly refined anti-establishment antics.

Leapfrogging the traditional approach to political ads is Turn This Ship Around, which is a basic ad memorable for its images of children as galley slaves of a piratical state. TTSA is a ‘reduce, reuse, recycle‘ approach, most lately in support of Brian K. Hill, running for Senate in Connecticut.

“Some establishment pundits say Republicans shouldn’t go after Obama because he has personal favorability in some polls,” says Brad Marston, co-founder of the political strategy firm FourTier Strategies, one of the participating vendors in the concept. “Hogwash. Our job is to change the polls, not cower in fear from them. Don’t just take a poll and then throw up your hands. Polling is just part of the initial research. Then you devise a strategy to win.”
“This is what the RNC, NRCC, and the NRSC should be doing,” said Furniss. “They should be experimenting, helping to figure out ways for their candidates to advertise more cost-effectively against Obama and George Soros and other rich Democrats.”
“Why aren’t the guys in D.C. offering asymmetrical advertising for their candidates?” asked Ehlinger. “Most GOP marketers couldn’t promote their way out of a wet paper bag.”

I think it’s worse. Judging by the behavior, the senior GOP weenies would rather run aground on a cruise liner captained by a derelict Italian than risk sailing to victory with Tea Partiers. Why? Because GOP weenies, like any specimen of homo bureaucratus fear risk, and know that the Democrats will give them a bowl to lick if they accept defeat with minimal fuss.


6 Responses to “Vessels For Altering The American Political Course”

  1. Ladd Ehlinger Jr.
    January 30th, 2012 @ 10:36 am

    Talk to conservatives in California about how well they’re doing by splitting things up with the socialists. “Oh please Mr. Democrat, let me keep my district, you can have the rest of the state… don’t hurt me…”

  2. richard mcenroe
    January 30th, 2012 @ 10:57 am

    Like Little Italy restauranteurs or garment district schmatte dealers hiring the Mob to keep their workers in line, the GOP leadership prefers dealing with the Dem thugs than its own base: “Harry Reid’s one of us.  We can talk to him!”

  3. ThomasD
    January 30th, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

    Just like Pam Bondi pimping Romney’s version of government healthcare as a ‘replacement’ for Obamacare.

    As opposed to outright eliminating the whole mess.

    After all, what’s the point of rising to the heights of the ruling class if your are just going to let people rule themselves?

    Silly proles.

  4. Jack Reno
    January 30th, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

    “know that the Democrats will give them a bowl to lick…”

    Yes, and a toilet bowl at that.

  5. Christy Waters
    January 30th, 2012 @ 2:06 pm

    Connecticut is my home state. I moved away as a teenager, and the only thing I remember about CT politics is that my parents (who are diehard conservatives) despised Lowell Weicker for being the stinking RINO that he was. I would LOVE to see Brian K. Hill win this senate seat, and I will do whatever I can to help promote him.

    Truth has a sting to it like antiseptic to a skinned knee. If no one’s offended by this ad, you have to wonder if it’s really effective. Kudos on a job well done, to all involved with making an ad that’s thought provoking, instead of parroting the same stale talking points. 
    And to Brian Hill, Mark Oxner and all the other true conservatives that are entering the fray… onward and upward!

  6. Pathfinder's wife
    January 30th, 2012 @ 4:36 pm

    I”m from IL…we’ve known about the GOP/Dem collusion and mutual aid, comfort, and corruption society for a very long time.

    We also know what it means to be a used up protest vote which amounts to nothing against the well oiled combine.
    Welcome to our world America.