The One Democratic Messaging Trick That Could Destroy the GOP
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Image: screenshot from Biden’s reelection campaign announcement video.
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Pundits and would be pundits spend a great deal of time chastising Democrats for messaging failures. Assholes like Matt Yglesias insist that if only Democrats would abandon some marginalized people, they’d sweep into office on a platform of health care for all and economic growth. Good intentioned folks like Will Stancil on twitter argue Ds will sweep into office if they embrace a clear moral stance on abortion and civil rights. Attack Republicans more vigorously; adopt a conciliatory stance towards Republicans; focus on the bipartisan deals; focus on the base; emphasize economics; emphasize optimism; tweak this ad; adjust that speech. Everybody has a recipe for Democratic victory and Republican defeat.
And they’re all wrong. Because here, right in this post, is the one absolutely true, secret truth you need to know about Democratic messaging.
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