Monday, April 1, 2013

What You Say to Me is Still "Paper Thin"

I know that the Republican National Committee has conducted its autopsy, and the report is out.  As I started reading through it (and I am not finished), one song came to mind immediately:  "Paper Thin" by MC Lyte.  It is a classic rap single about cheating.  The video shows Lyte going on a hunch, and deciding to get out of her car and hit the subway to clear her head.  And it just so happens that she sees her man on the train with two ladies, and the rap begins.

As I listened to the lyrics, I have to admit that the RNC could easily have been her man, and the two ladies the base of the party.  Essentially, Lyte doesn't believe what her man has been telling her, and she lets him know how she deserves to be treated.  And I am not sure I am ready to believe that the RNC is serious about its outreach, because  all I hear, like a broken record, is that the GOP's "policies are sound," and that it's just a problem with messaging.

Actually, that's not true.  If the GOP really wants to engage with the many, many, many demographic groups that it lost in 2012, then some policy changes will be inevitable.  Until the RNC is really ready to do that, then all that they will say will be just "Paper Thin."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the GOP is counting on gerrymandering, apportioning electoral votes, and throwing more money at trying to get people to vote against their own best interests. Let them.

Why should they modify anything; a preditor's compassion is only a last ditch masquerade to confuse any appeal they make with actually possessing compassion.

History has showcased quite thoroughly, and repeatedly, that if you aren't "one of them", they only care enough to exploit you. Question them, and they invoke religion while wrapping themselves in the flag. Never mind equality (what they have dedicate themselves to obstructing through EVERY century), they keep the argument about God and country; THEY know the real God, and this is THEIR country.

Gay oppression holds a powerful backlash, particularly as equal rights are experienced and people discover what has been wrongfully denied to them, and those they care about.

There is noise about changes to come in the elections next year, but it's becoming clear to everyone except the GOP that 2014 is now. Right now.

I'm just sayin'...