Friday, June 16, 2006

How to Win in 2006

I've listened to the plans laid by the DNC, and they're, frankly, pretty pathetic. I think we may be in danger of losing (or not winning back) not just the House, but the Senate. So here's what I propose:

The DNC create a national advertisement, that Dem candidates in the various jurisdictions can adapt- but the theme will remain national. The idea: tie each and every GOP candidate to the failures of the Bush Administration and the general atmosphere of corruption. It's simple, it's unifying, and- by and large- these people CAN be tied to the less-than-savory side of their political party, to a man (or woman). Here's how it will go down:

Opening voice-over: "the Republicans have controlled the House, Senate and Presidency since 2002. Things have not gone well."

Shot one: "Smoking gun turning into a mushroom cloud."

Shot two: "We KNOW that Saddam Hussein has ties to Al Qaeda."

Shot three: "We recently learned that Saddam Hussein has been seeking yellowcake... in Niger."

Shot four: Powell pleading his false case before the UN.

Shot five: This war should cost $5 billion and we'll only need 10,000 troops (or whatever)

Shot six: Mission Accomplished

Shot seven: Bring 'em on

Shot eight: "The insurgency is in its last throes."

Shot nine: Bill Frist: "In this video, she doesn't appear to be in a persistent vegetative state."

Shot ten: "We couldn't have anticipated the breach of the levees" (with quick cut to the day before when Bush was BRIEFED specifically on the probable breach of the levees)

Shot eleven: Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job.

Shot twelve: "Poor Trent Lott lost his vacation home in this storm. Such a tragedy."

Shot thirteen: Split screen- Bush joking and playing guitar while the levees burst in New Orleans.

Shot fourteen: Chertoff trying to explain why the press found out before DHS about the state of shelters in New Orleans.

Shot fifteen: Bush proposing Harriet Miers as SCOTUS justice.

Shot sixteen: Tom Delay making some statement that he has never done anything corrupt.

Shot seventeen: Randy Cunningham being led away in handcuffs.

Shot eighteen: Scooter Libby being indicted.

Shot nineteen: Bush: "I never met Jack Abramoff." Cut to multiple pictures of him shaking hands with Abramoff.

Voice over: Isn't it time we brought this country back to honor, back to accountability, back to truth?
Vote Democrat in November.

Of course, there's so much more that could be addressed- the tax cuts for the rich vs. the national debt, "No child left behind" vs. cuts in education spending... but the ad needs to be focused and hit home. Whaddya think? Am I missing any "shots" I should stick in there?

5 Comments:

At 12:57 AM, Blogger Lizzie said...

I think you've hit on all of the major things, but it's a sad commentary that there have been so many missteps and lies that I can't even be sure. You're seriously on to something here. Sounds pretty effective to me.

 
At 11:43 AM, Blogger Noisette said...

Hey there, Lizzie! Good to hear from you.

 
At 1:07 PM, Blogger Heather B. said...

I'm pondering away at your idea. And I shall leave it at that.

Also, a belated congratulations.

 
At 4:32 PM, Blogger Noisette said...

Heather! Good to see you guys. Thanks for the wishes.

 
At 1:33 PM, Blogger Chris said...

Me likey!

 

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