Fixing the GOP messaging on the Gitmo 5 release

Sometimes the Republicans point out valid issues we should be concerned about, but they often to a horrible job at “selling” their position. When it comes to this, the Right can certainly take a lesson from the Left.

I’ll hand it to the libs, they do a far better job at packaging issues to generate maximum public emotion.

Take for example President Obama releasing five terrorists from Gitmo.

How the Republicans report it: “President Obama released five terrorists from Gitmo!”

If it were a Republican president who released those five men the liberal spin machine would have a field day. Here’s how the Left would sell that same story: “The president just released five men who support hanging gays and stoning women to death for the ‘crime’ of being raped!” (“War on Women” and “rampant homophobia” two-fer!) And don’t think for a second they wouldn’t also throw out a body count, no matter if it were true or not: “These men have already killed over 1,000 people, mostly children. And they’re also global warming deniers!”

The DNC would probably even throw in stuff like this:

This is happening in Qatar right now because President Republican released the Gitmo 5:


Come on, Republicans — think it through for maximum impact.

Author: Doug Powers

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