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THE REPUBLICAN NEMESIS



“The Republican Nemesis" concisely identifies what Democratic candidates have to do to defeat the GOP slander machine. Kroeger provides a brilliant analysis of how and why these lying, hypocrites in the GOP have been able to cynically manipulate the emotions of voters and deceive them into believing that no Democrat can be trusted.

Next year, if they heed Kroeger's advice, Democrats in every Congressional district can inspire Democratic voters, win to our side most of the swing voters, and effectively attack their Rovian opponents.  In the meantime, if they heed Kroeger's advice, every Democrat and progressive who appears on television in the coming weeks and months will be able to psychologically and emotionally connect with the American people and open their eyes to the vile hypocrisy of the GOP.

James Kroegers' editorial, "The Republican Nemesis" MUST BE READ, AND MUST BE E-MAILED TO EVERY DEMOCRAT IN CONGRESS AND EVERY DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE.  I implore everyone to e-mail "The Republican Nemesis" to everyone they know and to progressive blogs, but especially to their Democratic senators and congressmen. I have, and starting tomorrow I'm going to e-mail a copy to every Democrat in Congress and to Howard Dean at the DNC.

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I read your brilliant article called "Republican Nemesis", and though I am going to further explore the other articles on your website tonight, nonetheless I felt compelled to express compliments to you immediately on the extremely perceptive and truly thoughtful analysis that is your article about the Republican Party.

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I just read your article and I think it is brilliant. It articulates much of what I've been thinking but couldn't put together. I'm a Psychologist, so I'm always interested in how Psychology is used to influence people. I only wish the Democrats would hire someone(s) with this kind of insight to fight back against the Republicans who are politically savage and brilliant and don't seem to be bothered at all by that pesky thing called conscience.

Marcia Hutchinson, email

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Framing is a great intellectual theory...[but] the only way we're going to win voters back is to win the emotional war...

I didn't think this up, someone with real brains did, read about the Republican Nemesis after the show.

Better logic than Lakoff....

MaggiesBoy

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Mr. Kroeger, Thank you for this article. I come from an Advertising background and I agree with every point you raised. The Republicans are very good at this game. I spent all of last year from March until October working tirelessly for the Kerry campaign. There were so many times I screamed out loud at the decisions that campaign made. They didn't quite grasp that they were playing the "game" all wrong.

Josie Nericcio

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"...If the Democrats truly understood the information in this James Kroeger editorial, I have no doubt they would have taken both the White House and the Congress in 2004.  Democrats will most likely not win again until they do understand it..."

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An eye-opening analysis from The Republican Nemesis on the perception of fear and courage...

James Kroeger nails it.

8/22/05 Daily Dissent

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Wow. Eye-opening indeed. Let's hope someone at the DLC comes across Kroeger's piece.

Liz on Daily Dissent

 

Paging the DLC: Please hire Kroeger on as a consultant; you could learn a few things.

Liz on Daily Dissent

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A MUST READ COMMENTARY ON WHY DEMOCRATIC STRATEGISTS ARE STILL MISSING THE BOAT. IMAGE VS. PUBLIC POLICY AND CONVINCING SWING VOTERS THAT REPUBLICANS ARE THE PARTY TO FEAR.

Buzzflash.com 9/6/05 Headline

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That's quite an analysis.  It seems to me to be right on target.  Is there any chance for you to be an advisor to the Democratic party or can you direct them to a public relations individual who can really help the progressive movement?

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I agree that if the right Democratic leaders would read this article and apply the ideas presented here, we would be able to campaign more effectively against the Republicans. I read this a few weeks ago when you posted this link and have been encouraging any (politically) sensible people I know to do the same. To be sure, Democratic leaders are stuck in the wrong groove now, and if we don't make some major changes we can expect more Republicans in office.

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I've just discovered your essay "The Republican
Nemesis." I'd like to thank you for making the clear link between your rhetorical analysis and your political analysis. Your essay is direct, clear, and persuasive. Do you have any idea if anyone in the Democratic leadership has read it and is willing to use the strategies you've outlined?

Rhoda Carroll, email

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The Democratic Party may or may not be able to extricate itself from its stifling language, its self-righteousness, and the miasma of money that it is drowning in. I am convinced, however, that if it is to succeed in doing so, it will be by adopting the kinds of ideas and strategies you recommend.

Stephen McArthur

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Wow! What a terrific analysis, Prof. Kroeger. I'll post an excerpt on my home page today...

I will also send the excerpt to the liberal writers, talk show hosts, and strategists on my email lists.

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I read The Republican Nemesis -- it is a tremendous analysis of what went wrong and why. Partly, I think Democrats were caught up unaware and thus, psychologically unprepared for the kinds of onslaught heaped on them -- or they might have done a better job in their responses. Hopefully, we all have learned by now. A good platform and mocking and ridiculing the Republicans (turn about) should, perhaps, be the new strategy.

tahoebasha1

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Republican Nemesis is an excellent article which clearly articulates the problems the Dems have winning against the Republicans. It is beyond QD why there are not more savvy Democratic strategists and why we have so few outspoken leaders able to really play politics...

It is a must read...
 

Queenie's Daughter

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[The Republican] Nemesis is definitely worth reading and says it all.

"Headxray" on Suburban Guerilla

I have now read “The Republican Nemesis”, and I have to agree with Mr. Kroeger. The main Republican tactic is to ridicule, disparage, poke fun at…

Suburban Guerilla

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Mr. Kroeger:  I found your piece to be quite interesting.  I think that many of the ideas are quite sound and effective.  The notion of contempt for the opponent and condescension for his ideas is clear and workable.

Paul A. Thompson, Ph.D., email

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I read your "Republican Nemesis" piece - great work. I hope the Democrats can get their act together on this. I have plenty of
experience with self-described "conservatives" who, when pressed, turn
out to be "Whatever I am, I just know it isn't liberal".

Doug, email

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Mr. Kroeger: I have read your article, The Republican Nemesis, from a link found on Rep John Conyer's blog.  I have been so frustrated that the Democrats have not been able to break through the Republican party... I am so very relieved that you have clearly stated what the "game is" and provided a clear path for Democrats to finally "get it".

Carole Gilbert, email

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Like WOW!  It's like a hands-on battle plan based on Lakoff and social psychology. Great stuff...

Gyre, on Democratic Underground

This guy needs to look over his shoulder. TOO much TRUTH!!! This is something really amazing.

Autorank, on Democratic Underground

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