Storm Bear

When will Neo-Cons ever take a marketing class?

Filed By Storm Bear | June 11, 2008 11:02 AM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: gay cartoons and comics, GOP, humorous blog post, neoconservative, politics, Republicans, webcomics

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The Neo-cons have been on the "scary black man" meme for some time now and show no signs of letting up. Fox News' anchor, E.D. Hill, started yapping about Michelle and Barack Obama's dap and called it a "terrorist fist jab."

From the LA Times:

The anchor never explained the origin of the term, which she read off the teleprompter as part of a written intro to the segment, according to a network executive familiar with the situation.

The phrase apparently came from a simple reader comment posted on an article on the conservative website Human Events that accused Michelle Obama of being un-American and employing "'Hezbollah' style fist-jabbing."

Sean Hannity prattles on and on about "secret Muslim," "Obama's radical past," and "most liberal man in the Senate." I wonder how Ted Kennedy feels about losing that title to Obama? I am sure he has larger fish to fry these days. (Get well Ted!)

One marketing lesson the GOP seems to have forgotten, is that if the marketing message stays the same, it looses its power. You have to mix it up but all they have on Obama is his skin, hence we will be saturated, I predict, with "Scary Black Man" for months to come.

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LMAO! Just the right mix of inapproprioate and apropos.