13 December 2021

Re: Pandemic trumps economy apparently

I think he should write and publish a book. I'd buy it.

On Fri, Dec 10, 2021 at 4:09 PM Martin Ballard <martin.booe@gmail.com> wrote:
I would like to motion that David found a discord room or thread or whatever. https://discord.com/ 
I actually want to know his take on a turn of events before anybody else. 
Having said that, maybe I should investigate what's involved. 

On Fri, Dec 10, 2021 at 12:19 PM F Johnson <fhoozit@gmail.com> wrote:

This is so on target!  Don't waste it!  

By that I mean, send this and some of your other thoughts (always well written, I might add) to high-profile people in the Dem. Party -- e.g., your Representative, your Senators, the chair of your State Democratic Party, the chair of the DNC, others who have some clout in the party -- and in letters to the editor, and the like.  Maybe you already do all that.  If so, bravo, kudos, keep it up!  If not, start to do it.  Just maybe someone with vision will see it and it will spark something in what I have to call our creaky old Party.  (That's a paraphrase of something Archbishop Tutu once said.)

The Democratic Party's biggest failing is that it doesn't know how to illuminate and sell the facts in a way that publicizes the truth and drives it home with the voters.  The Republicans are better at selling lies than we are at selling the truth!  If we take a look at the preceding sentence, we have to ask ourselves, who has the better product??!!

I know that similar thoughts are being expressed in all kinds of editorials and commentary in progressive newspapers and media, certainly in the ones I read or access.  But the Party still isn't getting it.  It can't hurt for them to hear it from multiple sources.

Anyway, thanks for this and keep up the good work.

(The Rev. Fred H. Johnson, Jr.)

On Fri, Dec 10, 2021 at 12:55 PM JEAN SMTH <jean316@bellsouth.net> wrote:
Agree! We can't let the former guy weasel his way back into our White House

~ Jean Clare Smith, MD, MPH
Decatur, GA

On Dec 10, 2021, at 9:40 AM, David Studhalter (ds@gyromantic.com) <oldionus@gmail.com> wrote:

If you think the psychology of the continuing pandemic isn't having a devastating political effect, then how can you account for the fact that the first three quarters had a real GDP growth rate of 7.8%, higher than in decades, in other words an economy roaring back.... but the Democrats are unable to make that seem like good news and turn any credit electorally from the economic policy changes they passed? Which are obviously working? Usually when record numbers of people feel secure enough to quit jobs, knowing it's easy to get another job, that's called "boom times" and everyone is fat and happy. 

Of course, the pandemic policies of the Biden administration have been vastly superior to those of the former guy as well, but the real truth is that presidents and even governments can't actually control pandemics. There are points to criticize, but much of what has happened since Biden took office in this sphere is beyond anyone's control. 

Sure supply chain problems persist for certain imported goods, but the reality is that just about anyone who wants to work can get a job, most commodities, in particular food, are readily available and, despite inflation, people are buying what they want. Yet most people when asked think the economy is bad and blame Biden. 

Democrats had better figure out how to turn around the messaging on all this or we're in for a world of hurt come the midterms. 

Fred Hoyer Johnson Jr

Martin Booe

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