Republican Politicians Can’t Deal With The Public On Their Own, Admits Prosper Group Corporation
“At The Prosper Group, we’ve helped clients from Scott Walker to Ben Sasse to Americans for Prosperity interact better with their audiences.”
It sounds like a straightforward pitch for a political consultants, until you stop to consider what would prevent politicians like Scott Walker and Ben Sasse, or a political action group like Americans for Prosperity, from interacting effectively with their audiences.
Rephrase this pitch, and it reads like this: “Before we came along with our expert advice, politicians like Scott Walker and Ben Sasse, and PACs like Americans for Prosperity weren’t doing a very good job interacting with the people they claimed to serve.”
The pitch of the Prosper Group is an admission that Republican politicians and GOP interest groups are out of touch with American culture, and need help translating their alienating ideas into a more palatable form. This isn’t what happens with a true grassroots political organization that’s built itself up from an authentic movement of committed voters. Grassroots organizations are in touch with what’s happening on the street because they’re powered by the people they’re supposed to serve. They don’t have an “audience”. They’re idealistic people working to take care of their own problems.
The Prosper Group lists Chris Christie, Mike Pence, Tom Price, Tom McArthur, the New York State Republican Party, the Indiana Republican Party, and the Faith and Freedom Coalition. All of these Republican politicians and special interest groups have found themselves to be so out of touch with voters that they needed special help in learning to talk like regular folks.
How does the Prosper Group help out-of-touch Republican politicians communicate with voters? This week, the people at America Leads, a Super PAC set up to funnel shadowy money from financial elites to prop up the Chris Christie for President campaign, is hiring the Prosper Group Corporation to place a bunch of advertisements on Facebook.
Yes, that’s the kind of idea the people at the Prosper Group can come up with to help GOP candidates who don’t understand what voters are going through: Slap a bunch of commercial messages up on social media sites. Is that the kind of interaction you’re looking for from political leaders?