Last week’s visit by Donald Trump resulted in more news coverage than normal as well as lots of contentious Facebook posts from supporters and protestors. As someone who thinks Trump’s presidency represents a constitutional and moral crisis, it pains me to see so many people I formerly respected still supporting him after such clear evidence that he’s unfit. As a lifelong American Christian, it particularly pains me to see human rights violations being enacted in the name of Christianity and a complete disregard for the Constitution by those who profess to be patriots. Let’s just say, it’s put me in a bit of a funk.
I’ve been trying to figure out how to express my frustration, both to Trump voters themselves and to my fellow resisters who are floundering* in their efforts to have a rational discussion with irrational supporters. Having worked in marketing for the last 30 years, I tend to view things through a marketing lens, so I framed up my thoughts in a blog post and shared them with KitKat for her reaction (since she has nearly 20 years of marketing experience herself).
Because this is a serious topic, I didn’t want to hide behind Stormy’s identity. (Let’s face it, if you know me personally, you know my stance on this topic anyway… KitKat and I mostly just use our pseudonyms here to keep our respective children and spouses from becoming too embarrassed by our blog posts that mention them.)
As a result, I’ve posted this on my professional website and am sharing it via multiple channels. If you agree with the sentiments and are inclined to do so, I invite you to like/share/comment as well among your social channels. I really think that Democrats need to unify their message to succeed over Trump and his minions and believe that singular mission is more critical than advancing any individual DFL candidate over another.
Read the post here.
PS: Don’t worry, Stormy promises a more fun and frivolous topic again soon.
*Side note to Oskar: Yes, I mean floundering (thrashing about wildly) vs. foundering (sinking), although I suppose the latter may also be true.
2 thoughts on “Stormy gets serious. Serious enough to use her real name.”
I’ve read this a few times and agree with your points. I haven’t given you feedback because I’m still not clear on what you eventually want to do with it, or more accurately, what a non-marketing person should do with it. It’s very well written, but is written for a specific audience of marketing professionals.
It needs to go straight to the top – the DNC. I don’t see how spreading it among the every day Joes can affect change. If your goal is to plant the seed in the every day Joes, the message needs to be dumbed down 😕
On a somewhat related note, The View (including Megan McCain) devotes a lot of time beating up on Trump and his cronies in the first 20 minutes. If you aren’t watching it, you may find it entertaining.
That’s my two cents. Go get em, tiger!
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