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    Though a rather simplistic offering, this is how the wishes of the mighty 73% in favor of this proposal will be carried out: advertising.

    By "advertising," I don't simply mean political TV and radio ads. I mean that on the lips of every Democratic legislator (in the appropriate districts -- I realize that politics makes this unlikely to be a universal message, though in reality it should be) and the Dem Party in general.

    Keep speaking about the "Buffet Rule" -- and spell out exactly what it means -- at every opportunity.

    How did the Republicans successfully attach the "tax and spend" meme on the Dems for the past 30+ years? They repeated it every chance they got. They repeated it so much it was sickening to hear about it. But the label stuck and the Dems have suffered for it ever since.

    We need to do the same in return regarding the "class war" and how the "Buffet Rule" will bring some equity (not to mention revenue) to the table.

    And while they're at it, Dems should attach the "The GOP have pledged to cut YOUR Social Security, YOUR Medicare, YOUR Medicaid" meme to their opponents, as well.

    First of all, and most compelling -- it's true. Secondly, seniors have proven to be one of the most consistent voting blocs, and this is one message they'll react to!

    Win-win.

    Has anyone seen the president I voted for?

    by RevJoe on Tue Sep 27, 2011 at 10:31:58 AM PDT

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