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GOP: If You’re Teaching, You’re WINNING.

From the Political Party Pooper Play Book (P4B)

I recently referred to the general electorate as a group of people who couldn’t pass a 3rd grade civics class with a cheat sheet. Our COLLECTIVE ignorance of how the government works versus how it is supposed to work is pathetic. And that is born of a wider ignorance.

The average adult wouldn’t be able to make heads or tails of an important Nixon or Kennedy speech today. They’d need a translator. And the Frederick Douglass Fourth of July speech would be a waste of time on most people. They would be utterly distracted by the very sound, simple, timeless concepts that make society work but are now considered offensive or mean or boring or really, really hard [pouty face]!

I spent some time on this in the book so I won’t rehash the history of our ignorance here. Suffice it to say our addiction to mindless online drivel is the manifestation of it. (Yes, I know. You’re reading this online…SHUT UP!)

The need to correct this, the need to teach, adds a previously overlooked dimension to a truly successful speech or blog post.

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STREET POLITICS: It Ain't Your Daddy's GOP Anymore!






As I write this, I worry that I am speaking over the heads of my readers. As a rule I try to write to a grade 8 level. And according to my SEO reports I am doing that most of the time. Sometimes I stray toward high school or college. But while most people do READ at this level or slightly above, too many cannot COMPREHEND at that level. That is mainly due to a TikTok or Instagram attention span. Oh well, I’ll soldier on.

We now have 29 days until the 2022 midterms. There are two choices before the electorate today. Either a GOP rout, followed by a tidal wave of letters and emails to the new congress to get things moving in the right direction, OR a small GOP majority under which nothing of substance can be done to slow the retarded, dull, Stalinist world taking control of our lives. It’s personal liberty or complete ruin. How you TEACH that choice can make all the difference.

If you are a politician, a conservative influencer (that’s not even a word) or you just want something good to come from holiday political arguments, you are addressing a population that is ignorant of many constitutional realities we must return to if this country is to survive.

If you are smart about it, your speeches/posts/arguments will write themselves. It is in the teaching that your message emerges clearly and positively.

For example…

You are a congressional candidate preparing to deliver a political speech. Your go-to issues are taxes, spending and the border. It would be wise to outline the process by which these issues are decided and contrast that against how they should be decided. Half the country thinks the president does all these things. In a perverse way they are half right in our retarded political zoo..

In supplying the complete, correct picture, in a loud and enthusiastic way you reap two things. You demonstrate clearly how you intend to accomplish your go-to’s and that YOU possess the requisite understanding to do just that.

If you have a staffer that is great with audio/visual production you could have slides ready and rehearsed. My medium of choice is a white board (the speaker is more engaged making crude illustrations then he is clicking a remote).

With each issue, explain the slow leaching of power from the Legislative Branch to the Executive. Talk about how you, and your GOP colleagues will radically halt that trend. How you will reassert the responsibility of congress over the border, taxes and spending. AND THEN SHOW THEM HOW YOU WILL DO IT!!!

The time for vague, half messages is OVER! If your handlers are telling you to be vague and non-committal they are doing you a huge disservice. You in turn are doing your voters the same disservice. As Reagan said, work in bright colors not pale pastels. I would add to that: use concrete statements.

When the press has a seizure at how bold you are and mislabels your intentions (and they WILL) then good! They present you with an opportunity to do thumbnail versions of the same speech to millions of people. You get to hammer away at your message again…for FREE!

There is a broader alternative for the GOP to pursue, but it would have to happen real quick! Create a podcast and YouTube platform for a party star or a professional presenter to do the heavy teaching and messaging. (If Tulsi Gabbard agreed to switch parties and do this I would have to rethink my lack of faith in a benevolent god.) The podcasts should be tough, controversial and cover all the points in this series. Most are part of GOP thinking anyway, but nothing has been done about them for a generation. Be prepared for the media circus to follow and use it to bang away at your message.

Bottom line: By using your go-to issues to teach Civics in your speeches, you not only remind people of their duties and privileges, you give them the BEST reasons to expend them on YOU!

People to be screaming at: Find your Republican SERVANTS on this link.  CALL them and tell them to get hot on this NOW!  Hell, call the Dems too.  You might find one or two who won’t get loose stools over it.

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Let’s Not Relearn All the Same Lessons! 2020

We saw it all coming!

Update: Bloomberg just entered the primaries.  Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse.  He’s late to the game, but hey…he’s slightly more acceptable than the rest of the Dem fi

I had just wrapped up the second edition of this book during the 2016 general election.  In it, I got one key prediction wrong.  I said Trump was looking weak going into the fall and might well loose the election to BJ Bill’s wife.

Then, the FBI found criminal evidence against Hillary on Arnold Horshak’s laptop.  You remember him…Huma Abedin’s dumb ass husband?

A great idea for Vets and By Vets

Anyway, that is the one prediction and/or policy position I will own as being wrong.  But I NAILED IT again and again through the rest of the book! Damn, you’d think Bernie Sanders read every word and used it all (process – not policy).

I took the price down to poverty royalty levels. Trust me when I say this won’t pay the mortgage.  But I want as many people as possible RIGHT and LEFT to read this before we get down to brass tacks in the 2020 election.

You should really, REALLY read this book!

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Good Friends, Milestones and Clown Bikes. Jeff Kerr Update.

Quick Update on Jeff Kerr and Team “Heroes”

We were recently in Williamsburg visiting my son, Phil and his lovely wife. I’ll have some news to share about them in a bit.  While there, we caught up with our friend Jeff Kerr. If you recall, in January I announced that 50% of my proceeds from the second addition of STREET POLITICS are designated to go to Jeff’s Multiple Sclerosis event in June. Jeff not only volunteers tirelessly for folks who suffer from MS, he is battling the disease himself! And I’ll be honest, I don’t know where he finds the time to do it all.

Jeff Kerr and his wife Shannon with me and my wife, Lyn.
Dinner with Jeff and Shannon. Jeff was going on night shift immediately after. I told him I’d tone down my own bad-assedness so as not to upstage him. I hope I succeeded.

We’re off to a sputtering start on fund raising, but we’re moving anyway. And with the book biz being what it is; slow reporting and such, June is about 10 minutes away!

So if you haven’t grabbed your copy of STREET POLITICS, you can do so here, right now. I’ve intentionally priced it well below the political market niche. If you have gotten your copy, you’re awesome and we love you for it!  But please share this post on all your social media sites. I am an indie writer. YOU are all the market Jeff and I have.

If you want to know about the book, go to the end of this previous post. You’ll find that STREET POLITICS has conservative underpinnings, but it’s written so ANYONE can enjoy it and benefit from the message.

As for Jeff, he just got back from Florida, where he drove alone from Virginia, to participate in a Police Unity Tour event supporting widows and children of fallen officers – all in one weekend! The man never stops. And he spends so much time doing for others.

It was great to see him, his wife Shannon and their daughters twice over dinner this month. We did some catching up and I started to get the bike burn again. I think if we get back to Virginia, I may prepare to ride my 38 lb, recumbent, clown bike (it’s actually a trike) in the 2018 MS event. We’ll see. I’ll keep you posted on that. I have to drop a few inches of belly to do it.

This is the only known image of your host on the clown bike. I know what your thinking: “Women love me. Men want to BE me.” I’m just a tad wider now. But I’m still incredibly sexy!

So anyway, let’s do something for this super cop, Jeff and all the others for whom he fights.  Grab a copy of the book for yourself or your weird uncle who watches the news and yells at the TV.

The Other News!

Phil and his sweet wife, Ange…well…they are soon to be parents! Of twins! We couldn’t be more excited. I can tell you, as a grandparent, it never gets old. With every grandchild born, we get just as excited as the last.

Ange wearing a shirt that says "twinning" and their dog, Toby next to a sign that says "diaper changer in Training"
We love these pictures! And the people in them.

My wife, Lyn is beside herself. She wants to see those babies NOW! I had to give her a quick review of the gestation process to calm her down. These will be grandbabies number 7 and 8 for us. With four sons, our daughters-in-law and all the cookie snatchers, the birthday calendar is getting a bit crowded. But I’m not complaining. It’s a good problem to have.

(I suppose I’ll have to use the term cookie snatchers more advisedly now. Caity is as tall as her grandma and Liam is driving!)

Bravely into the cold!

While we were on the east coast, we got to watch Matt IV, Ken and Pat do the Polar Plunge in Sea Isle, NJ. But it wasn’t very polar. It was about 50 degrees on the beach. But the water was cold!

Three men in silly hats and three women in goofy skirts, ready for Polar Plunge.
As you can see, this Polar Plunge is serious business. One should approach it with dignity and respect.

It was quite a sight; a mass of people as far as the eye could see in both directions all running toward the ocean. Then they all ran even faster back onto the beach.

Another milestone:

I don’t need a lot of reminders that I am getting older.  The other day I trimmed my nose and ear hair.  The sink looked like I’d given myself a crew cut.  Sigh.

But that reality didn’t dampen my pride and happiness at seeing my oldest son, Matt, turn 40.  40!  I can’t explain how short the time seems from when he took some of his first steps outside our house on NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii.  The little guy in a onesie and the baggy diaper has already completed two tours in the Army before moving on to a technical design career, now with PECO. 

We celebrated his birthday at Chickie’s and Pete’s at the Parx Casino in North Philadelphia, while watching his beloved Flyers on big screens.  That was a neat party.  Thanks, Becky.

Matt’s 40th. Excellent party!

Never Enough Time

We also got to spend some time with the rest of the grandkids.  Kenny’s kids are growing so fast.  Pat’s have learned to scream at 140 db as a form of communication.  They seem to find it entertaining.  But they are all incredibly sweet.  At least when Pop Pop and Nana are around.

So that’s the latest from the House of Jordan. I like to do these fun posts once in a while. I can’t be serious all the time.  Actually, serious is not my primary nature.

Please keep in touch and please — remember to help me help Jeff help himself and others!

Thanks everyone!

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