How Not To Look Like An Idiot

HOW NOT TO LOOK LIKE AN IDIOT: Lesson 2: “Faith vs. Facts.”

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When this piece was first writen, it was in trying times for Republicans. Not only had we loose the 2008 election, we got pantsed. Control of both houses and the presidency had been lost. We were involved in two unpopular wars, we‘re bordering on a third, the government was deeply in debt, the international economy is in the crapper, and whether wrong or right, the strong public consensus was that it was entirely our fault. Whether you’re a die-hard Bush supporter, or a moderate who feels mistakes were made, it was pretty obvious that the party and its members was having a bit of an image problem.

Things have changed since then, but not all of them. We're not as low as we once were, but we haven't fully recovered. So why am I reprinting this? Because we can still blow it. We don't want to be taken as idiots, so we *still* need to keep our guard up if we're going to be taken seriously by the electorate.

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HOW NOT TO LOOK LIKE AN IDIOT: "Know What You're Talking About."

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"It’s 1985 and Nixon is President. We’ve won in Vietnam. Oh, and Henry Kissinger has a Russian accent. And Ronald Reagan is thinking of running for President in 1988. Wow, isn’t that cool that they got it wrong on purpose? I’m so amazed at this “high-brow art” of deliberately getting dates and timelines wrong, you know, just to be “artistic,” and get the drooling of the critics. That is sooooo genius. Like way totally cool."

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HOW NOT TO LOOK LIKE AN IDIOT, Lesson 5: "Credulity"

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These are trying times for Republicans. Not only did we lose the election, we got pantsed. Control of both houses and the presidency have been lost. We’re involved in two unpopular wars, we‘re bordering on a third, the government is deeply in debt, the international economy is in the crapper, and whether wrong or right, the strong public consensus is that it’s entirely our fault. Whether you’re a die-hard Bush supporter, or a moderate who feels mistakes were made, I think it’s pretty obvious that the party and its members are having a bit of an image problem right now.

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HOW NOT TO LOOK LIKE AN IDIOT: “Secession”

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These are trying times for Republicans. Not only did we lose the election, we got pantsed. Control of both houses and the presidency have been lost. We’re involved in two unpopular wars, we‘re bordering on a third, the government is deeply in debt, the international economy is in the crapper, and whether wrong or right, the strong public consensus is that it’s entirely our fault. Whether you’re a die-hard Bush supporter, or a moderate who feels mistakes were made, I think it’s pretty obvious that the party and its members are having a bit of an image problem right now.

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HOW NOT TO LOOK LIKE AN IDIOT: Lesson 1: “Scientism”

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These are trying times for Republicans. Not only did we loose the election, we got pantsed. Control of both houses and the presidency have been lost. We’re involved in two unpopular wars, we‘re bordering on a third, the government is deeply in debt, the international economy is in the crapper, and whether wrong or right, the strong public consensus is that it’s entirely our fault. Whether you’re a die-hard Bush supporter, or a moderate who feels mistakes were made, I think it’s pretty obvious that the party and its members are having a bit of an image problem right now.

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