Democrats, Win the Messaging War

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I pride myself on being right over wrong in my posts. Writing about the messaging war last time, I encouraged Bill Weld as much as Bernie Sanders to beware of Trump and of his messaging game.

Well, screw that. Trump is killing us with depraved indifference, and the GOP is enabling him.

Trump’s messaging game is generally on point. Sleepy Joe, Pocahontas. Offensive as heck, but nefariously effective. He sat on intelligence about the upcoming pandemic from November until March. In February, he called it a Democratic hoax. When it could no longer be contained, he blamed the Chinese. He has held off on mass testing, on a national stay-at-home order, has not only not distributed supplies from the national stockpile of PPE and ventilators but has seized shipments the states order. He demands gratitude from governors. He pushes a drug by Novartis, a company he met with a few months back. He is belligerent with the media when they point all of this out to him.

He has straight up whiffed it on his Coronavirus response, and I would bet he knows it.

Not only has he whiffed it, he can’t stand not being in the spotlight – so he has daily press conferences and lets things slip all the time, so we have him on tape. He tweets nonsense about Biden, Obama, Pelosi, etc, and the “fake media” who rightly call him out. Don’t get me started on his treatment of Governor Whitmer of Michigan.

Democrats, as good as his messaging game generally is, he can’t talk his way out of this, and you have plenty of documentation to work with. His ineptitude and indifference is costing lives and jobs. He’s killing us and the economy. I swear to Batman, if you do not take this documentation, show the American public over and over again that the Emperor has No Clothes, that the GOP is trying to kick people off their health care during a pandemic— we’re sunk. 

So Democrats, I beg you— hire the best PR teams you can (easy job to work from home) and beat him at his own games. Confiscate his keys and upgrade the White House so it’s a much better and fairer place for all Americans to live in.

We’re counting on you.


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Jenny co-hosts the podcast Backward in High Heels with the fantastic L. Renee Chubb. She inherited her father’s passion for film, television, and theatre, and his need to help people however he can, whenever he can. Jenny believe content creators have a unique opportunity to bring new and different perspectives to people, and when democracy is threatened, dissent becomes patriotic,. Raised in Kansas, Jenny has lived in New York and California, and still believes we can come together and get through this in one piece. She is a member of Women in Film, has participated in Sundance’s Female Filmmaker’s Initiative, and wrote for a web series - Southern Dish - which did quite well on YouTube and Funny or Die.

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