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  •  yep, and these polls are trotted out (4+ / 0-)

    over and over again to say that nobody supports things like Medicaid (recent polls on that specific issue show americans are dedicated socialists) or higher taxes on the rich (once again, a bunch of socialists).

    What these labels show is media conditioning more than anything else, and that is a formidable  obstacle for Obama to overcome.

    •  Higher taxes on the rich is not socialism, its (3+ / 0-)

      common sense.  The tax liability has to follow revenue.

      "Because I am a river to my people."

      by lordcopper on Mon Aug 01, 2011 at 06:25:44 AM PDT

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      •  Most of the policies we believe in are "common (3+ / 0-)
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        sense," hell my "Conservative" sister was agreeing with all my positions yesterday.  Label and positions don't often have  that much in common.

        I used to label centrist for years after I was actually quite liberal because I felt it gave me more room to persuade.

        If you think education is expensive, wait until you see how much stupid costs

        by Sychotic1 on Mon Aug 01, 2011 at 06:44:43 AM PDT

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