The art of pitching a baseball is to make it look like a strike until it is too late for the batter to adjust that leads to an out. It is the same thing in politics where perception is reality until the prism of time proves otherwise. The only problem is by the time people learn the truth it is too late to correct anything.
Take Social Security. Theoretically, it was a good idea with good intentions but we allowed politicians to raid the funds and a temporary program is now an anchor slowly sinking America. Welfare and Food Stamps provides the same lessons but that did not stop us from stopping the politicians.
Obamacare creates the same scenario. President Obama pitches the idea by positioning anyone against the scheme as uncaring, greedy, mean-spirited elitists who want the masses to eat cake. Anyone who raises the small detail of the nation not being able to afford such an albatross is talking to a wall.
The people who benefit from a freebie will not care about the nation’s ability to pay for the program because they are getting it free. And why should they? Would you? It’s the rest of the nation that is being duped. They fall for the pitch.
Everyone believes Robin Hood is a hero. But if you strip away the romantic notion of the Have Nots getting even with the Haves than you realize Robin Hood is a thief. Chances are he illegally entered Sherwood Forest to boot
So why does a good portion of the nation fall for these lies? It is all in how the Liberals present the case. Conservatives talk about budgets and the nation’s inability to afford such monstrosities. That is like talking to a child about Spinach when he is eying candy. They are right in what they are saying but few are listening.
The media paints Conservatives as religious fanatics, who are sexist, racist, homophobic that carry guns. The media goes out of its way to find the lone nut that shoots up a school and blames the entire Conservative population. Yet, we cannot portray Muslims as religious fanatics, who are sexist, racist, homophobic that carry guns because we shouldn’t judge an entire population because of a few bad apples.
The media defends the rights of woman to have an abortion because no government should tell a woman what she can or cannot do with her body. Yet, the same media trumpets Liberals who want to ban smoking, guns, large sodas, or someone’s right to say a prayer in public.
And people fall for this all the time.
If Conservatives want to get attention, they need to start talking about something the masses can relate too like jobs. Talk about their inability to buy the big screen TV, iPhone, or anything frivolous because they a work less hours. They need to start running TV ads called “Thank you Obama” where a person cannot buy something, and turns to the camera and says “Thank you Obama.”
It’s stupid and not really important in the scheme of a nation hurtling towards self-destruction but the masses will listen. It is time the Conservatives stop allowing others to portray their views and speak in terms of the masses.
Isn’t it ironic to get to the truth we have to spin a story!