Skip to main content

Let's Win This With Words, How About It?

I plan to contribute what I can to the re-election of Barack Obama
and to placing Congress  in the hands of a sane majorities
I do not want to match the Republicans with money
I want to defeat them roundly with words

According to the Gospel of John 
a Word made this whole thing
Words are surely capable of doing in the destructive
unpatriotic spoiled perverse forces
that have kept us at the edge of the cliff  W dangled us from  

A simple word well-applied  can win this
Everyone knows Mitt is a flip flopper
Everyone knows he is captive of the Right Wing 
But do we know what a risk he is
Mitt Romney is more risky than W
Make a list of important things
Append Romney and risk
The associations are manifold
Genuine and chilling

Our President has been a bulwark
He has made us secure
and set us on a path of stability
in spite of an attack that has not been seen
since the decade prior to the Civil War

We need to show the truth
With words 
We muffed it in 2000 and 2004 
We saw the light in 2008
We should easily beat the Republicans in 2012
We should meet every fund-raising goal
We should continue to build the greatest grass roots effort ever
But most of all we need to get the words right
Lets not make people's eyes bleary with what they already know
Let's show them fear in a substantial handful of notes 
of just what would happen to us if Mitt Romney were to become President

Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Popular posts from this blog


"Sto Perigiali" One of the Surpassingly Best Tunes Theodorakis Has Written

A Setting for a Poem "Denial" Beloved by the Greek People by the Nobel Prize Winning Poet Giorgos Seferis
The remarkable video at the link above is of a performance of "Sto perigiali" Mario Frangoulis and Mikis Theodorakis in 2001.

Frangoulis and Theodorakis are joined by musicians, including two bouzouki players, and a very large audience that is completely familiar with the words. The audience joins in at Frangoulis' prompt.

This is my very favorite Theodorakis melody. Those who know Theodorakis only for his "Zorba" music are in for a treat. When I was in Athens in 1966, for a short period of study with Constantinos Doxiadis, I knew nothing of Theodorakis. But about five years later, my friend Irene Vassos sang "Sto perigiali" to us. I have never gotten the tune out of my mind.

Later, when Irene joined our group to form a travelling company performing "New Rain", I learned to pick out a …

Obama Ads Should Be Grass Roots Cinema Verite

ShortFormContent at Blogger: How President Obama Can Win Christian Conservatives:

'via Blog this'

To counter the invidious efforts of Karl Rove and the Brothers Koch, simple videos of everyday people expressing gratitude for specific results from specific things that the President has achieved will create a signature response that will turn the tables on the Super PACs.

There could be an intro that flags lies distortions and anonymous attacks as unreal and even criminal and a cut to what is real, recognizable and not anonymous I am (name). I have lived here in (name) for (time). Thanks to (President Obama's (name) Act ... and so forth for ten seconds. Close with a continuation of the story narrated over evocative images and simple acoustic music.

This would be a fantastic way to counter the attacks on the President. For every specific attack, a video that shows the truth. And grass roots people who intend to vote for the President.

Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Three…