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Tech Savvy VP Biden? Maybe not.

Obama might have won last year’s election through his manipulation of the internet, but we now know that VP Joe Biden certainly wasn’t a part of the team that crafted the President’s web strategy. It’s doubtful that Biden has ever even connected to the internet based on his comments on CBS’ Early Show the other day when he told Maggie Rodriguez he “forgot a website number.”

Check out the video of the VP demonstrating just how “out of touch” he is with the tech-based world.

May 1, 2009 Posted by | Democrats | , , , , | Leave a comment

Are We On the Verge of a Rightroots Movement?

by Aaron Marks on NextGenGOP

It’s been a while since I’ve heard chatter on the blogosphere about building a Rightroots movement (I last commented on it at the end of October). However, over the past few weeks, I’ve seen a number of major developments that suggest we might be on the verge of establishing a true and effective Rightroots movement.

When John Hawkins wrote about this topic, he noted that (emphasis added):

One of the biggest problems online — and this extends outside of the blogosphere — is that there are far more liberals online than conservatives and they’re much more enthusiastic.

Because of that, huge websites that can drive a lot of traffic like Digg, Fark, and YouTube have come to be dominated by liberals, even though they aren’t liberal per se.

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December 29, 2008 Posted by | GOP | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Mr. Duncan, It’s Time to Step Aside

By the time election day rolled around this year, it was well known the GOP wasn’t trying to maximize the number of races it would win, but instead trying to minimize the number of races it would lose.  Here’s a headline from June 9 of this year, GOP Official: If We Only Lose Eight Senate Seats, We Win.  Talk about setting yourself up for defeat.

The Republican Party Chairman, Mike Duncan, wants another shot even after the drumming the party took in November’s elections.  But does he deserve it?  Can the GOP recover under the same leader who served as helmsman through this past election cycle?

I believe the answer is no.

Chairman Duncan has served the Republican Party for 30+ years and we are grateful for his service, but it’s time to step aside. 

A growing movement of grassroots conservatives has sprung up since the election, alive with an energy that we never saw throughout this past election cycle.  Almost 7,000 have endorsed Rebuild the Party‘s plan to revive the GOP and almost 2,000 are active on the movement’s Ning social networking site–blogging, participating in discussion forums, and forming alliances of fellow grassroots activists, all in preparation for elections that will take place in two and four years.   This movement counts over 4,300 members in its group on the social networking site Facebook.

Another grassroots movement, Top Conservatives on Twitter, has sprung to life as well.  In a few short weeks, it has grown to more than 1,500 members.   This group has already begun to organize and implement Action Projects to promote conservative causes.  An internet campaign to stop the auto company bailout, an alliance formed with Ford Motor Company when it became clear Ford wasn’t asking for federal money, and a drive to enlist RNC members are just a few of the causes this group of activists have undertaken in the weeks since the election.

The rapid growth and impact of these movements demonstrate greatest weakness in the current RNC leadership.   It ignored or dismissed them almost entirely throughout the campaign.  These online activists weren’t utilized while Barack Obama was building an internet army to promote his message and distort ours.  We were routed in November, in part, because we failed to integrate 21st century communications in our strategy. 

The internet is a medium that can carry our conservative message cheaply and efficiently.  Now is not the time to trust in leaders who cannot or will not embrace the technology that makes our message available to 183 million adults who have access to the internet.  According to this  Harris Interactive poll and this Zogby poll, the internet is the MOST trusted source for news among Americans.  And the GOP failed to make use of this during the 2008 elections.

Now is the time to step aside Mr. Duncan, for the good of the party.


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Mike Duncan is an Idiot–RedState

December 22, 2008 Posted by | GOP | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment