What are those potted plants behind her? Are they military? And why are they all non-diverse (i.e., Typical White)?
On a morning when the "news" is that M/Obama awarded the Oscar for Best Picture last night and that she danced on the Fallon show, it's refreshing to read something thoughtful and important... and with which I agree wholeheartedly. (Todah to DeDo.)
J. Paul Masko, III gives us Three Reasons Conservatives are Losing the Battle for America. The first is The Electorate. In a nutshell:
.... I'm often incredulous at the self-satisfied political ignorance and gullibility of successful, otherwise high-functioning and intellectually curious Democrats. The range and depth of their ignorance regarding easily ascertainable facts is astounding ("No, President Obama has NOT increased the deficit: that's a lie! For your information, President Obama has spent less than any President in history!"); and many, in my experience, cite the New York Times as their irrefutable source of information, with phrases like: "The Times didn't mention it so it can't be true or relevant...."
For these people, it really doesn't matter what conservatives or Republicans think or say: they won't hear it! Republican positions are totally lost - unheard and meaningless - to a growing number of the electorate, including huge swaths of highly-educated and effective leaders in society. It would be understating the issue to note that the Republican/conservative "brand" has been sullied - but it begins to convey the nature of the problem: it's more accurate to say that the Republican/conservative brand has been effectively nullified for many people. For a growing number of voters, it doesn't matter what Republicans say: they have bought into the idea - nurtured by the press, educators at every level, and almost the entire entertainment industry - that Republicans are the "bad guys". Furthermore, and possibly more disturbing, is the fact that this apparently mushrooming group of voters is largely unaware of and unconcerned about their stance.
On the other hand, it was pointed out to me by a perennial optimist that Obama's approval is only around half, EVEN WITH the entire array of the mainstream media working tirelessly to suppress scrutiny and keep him propped up (and in your face). In other words, if the mushrooms in the media were ever to crack under his whip, we might just be able to save the republic.
Not being much of an optimist myself, I'm not holding my breath.