The Right has mastered trolling as a political communications strategy and Dems have to stop falling for it
Well said. This should be read by every progressive.
Don't let them set the agenda, focus on ours.
The culture wars are how the Republicans distract from their war on democracy, real personal freedoms and the 99%.
Best article on social media use I've seen in ages. Thanks
We need to apply the screenshot versus retweet/comment method to shite headlines and crappy takes by our allies as well. Reward and amplify only what furthers our goals.
Excellent point, Dan, and very well made. Exactly the kind of post I want to engage with and boost! :-)
This is exactly correct. Online engagement only feeds the disinformation cycle.
Thank you -- this is excellent. I have been as offended by, for example, Marjorie Taylor Greene as the next person, but I'm sure that the more attention I waste on her, the more likely it is that Gaetz, Jordan, or Hawley, just to throw some names out, are getting away with murder behind the scenes.
I'm worried people will fall for the "danger of inflation" narrative the fiscal conservatives are trying to introduce. It's a narrative that most democrats will take very seriously.
I agree 100% Dan. The R's only know how to send out hate and we need to quit responding to it. It only feeds their base and raises $ for them. Maybe if we quit feeding their frenzy, that will leave them to turn the hate on each other. (Now there is a pleasant thought.....) Loved your thoughts on what might have produced a Ted Cruz. I've always wondered----.
serious question. as a democratic voter with high hopes for the 2018 house and a Biden admin to hold trump accountable, is there a point of voting again? i think it’s clear that dems still have weak messaging, the gop still drives the narrative, and the dems don’t actually do anything. despite the mistakes of the obama admin capitulating to dishonest calls for bipartisanship by the media, the Biden admin is fall for the same trap. why isn’t every democrat getting booked on every show calling out mcconnnel for saying he won’t work then them no matter what? if SB1 isn’t passed democratic turnout will dip 30%. trump crime family not being held accountable for anything by this justice department will lead to more malaise. the dems have a reputation for doing nothing and it’s playing out that way again.
thanks for putting this out there. Hopefully cable news will also quit re upping the stupidity of the trolls.
goddamn i love this. thank you!
Excellent post. Hope to see this theme repeated. Twitter is addictive, by design, so it's going to take a lot of effort to overcome it's design features and do the right thing.
This is great information. I love the analogy to donating to someone's campaign.
It's going to be hard to take this to heart. My rep is Boebert. And I really can't stand that woman.