Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Reagan's Revolution

A great new book is out--

Reagan's Revolution : The Untold Story of the Campaign That Started It All

The story is about how the Republican Party won in 1980 by losing in 1976.

A poster added Joe Trippi's review which says Democrats can learn how to bring their party back by reading this book. The funny thing is-- what is there to bring the Democrats back from. They haven't even begun to fall apart yet. The Democrats ran Congress (sometimes by amazingly wide margins) for 70's years before Gingrich narrowly grabbed the House in 1994. Republicans are just barely edging out in front right now and 2004 was a big step forward with the Senate opening up a little. When Reagan turned the party around it wasn't a party that had just lost a close election here or there, it was a party that was completely shut out of Congress for decades.

Democrats don't even know what's coming their way. They will be breaking up sooner, or later. The interesting thing about Republicans is their confidence in differing in public. Democrats are currently hiding behind the facade of iron clad hatred for George W. Bush. And they have a grip on believing that they are the party that really just wants a better world for everyone. The final straw will be as people realize there are people that hope the world will just be the idealistic place it should be, and then there are people that actually make it happen. More of the people that actually make it happen are now Republicans. Activist Democrats don't want to actually change the world for the better, they just want to get in power. (If your reading and you think hard about yourself, as a Dem you just want a Dem in power and then you can go back to listening to your ipod and going to concerts and buying new tech gadgets and you can just believe something is getting done).

The world will improve for the better in dramatic ways (no matter what bumps may come) over the next 10 years. Start being a part of it. Many will miss it, they won't even realize its happening. Its always too late when its obvious. The people that improve the environment, raise living standards, and more won't be who most people think. And they might got even get attention until things are really moving...

Monday, March 07, 2005

The Media

The liberal media keeps pressing ahead with the tactics they used in the election cycle.

They attempt to recast (and cast) people in the light they want them to be.... well, I don't know how to say it, but through example.

Ever notice every article about Barak Obama begins with "Rising Star...". He's a rising star only because the media tells people over and over he is a rising star.

Today the ever so liberal, but not so smooth New York Times tries a fast one with something to the effect of Republicans Raving About Hillary's New Centrist Image. They find one or two people that voted for a Republican once before (like say for John McCain in an open primary) and proclaim a national trend is emerging. They keep telling everyone Hillary is a centrist so that she becomes a centrist just like Obama is a 'rising star'.

Hillary doesn't bother me at all. And the point has nothing to do with Hillary. Its about media manipulation. The liberal media will try as hard as they can to make people as they want them to be. They will never report the news. And that always back fires so don't fret (and not about Hillary so much as I really don't care whether she wins anything or not-- I will cheer her own probably just because she is a capable women). But I am talking about the liberal media in general-- just sit back and know that just like the 2004 election-- no matter how hard they try to make the people believe this or that, people will make up their own minds. In the end I think Hillary could win, but will miss by a couple percentage points--- and when we look back it will probably be because the media tried so hard to make everyone believe in her.

The liberal media isn't some fabrication. Its just something that people like me have to deal with and compete against-- and sometimes just laugh at. I do laugh in wonderment sometimes about how unprofessional and immature the people in some of these news rooms are. To me its actually kind of comical.