What the Republican Party needs to do now is figure out how to make up for 40 years of ignoring the net effect of film, television and music, and the youth culture that goes along with it. When will the people who make the big decisions and write the big checks realize the AM radio band is not enough?We continue to be amused by the insistence of Andrew & others that all that's keeping Republicans a minority is branding. This is not a contest between two slightly differently flavored & sweetened blends of water & high fructose corn-syrup, or a pair of equally crummy American-made shit-mobiles. It's a war of ideas & thinky-stuff, not chrome fins & fizzy water. The difference between the two social-political-economic products is obvious, & no amount of trickeration will disguise the ideas for long. The right's biggest product line for the last 50+ yrs. isn't "ignorance of the net effect" of mass & youth culture, but the demonization of American culture (See: Hollywood, Big) the burning of books & records, the Junior Anti-Sex League, horror when white youth adopt black culture, and the general Puritan prudishness that attracts the repressed to Republicanism. Why do you think Republicans aren't considered "cool?" They're the party of the gawd-squad & "Get off my lawn, you little punks!"
The Democratic Party resonates on the Internet because it resonates in pop culture. The Democratic Party resonates in pop culture because it has been committed to dominating it for over a generation