Peter Morici, a professor of International Business at the University of Maryland, used the phrase decline by design to describe the economic policies that are now crippling this country. (Googling, I see that the phrase has also been independently used by a few others.) It seems to me that “decline by design” could be used as a centerpiece for a very effective advertising campaign by whoever the Republican nominee turns out to be, as in stop Obama’s decline by design.
Numerous facts and soundbites could be used to clearly make the point about just how designed (or at least predictable to anyone with any sense) the current economic situation actually is…Obama’s comment about how electricity prices would “necessarily skyrocket” under his energy plan, the stated desire of his Energy secretary to raise our gasoline prices to “European levels” and many, many more.
This will be a very critical campaign in our country’s history, and we need to produce and heavily promote a series of hard-hitting and clearly substantiated memes that will ensure the end of the Obama era. I think this could be one of them.