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  •  yeah here's a better alternative: (4+ / 0-)

    First of all, the statement as issued, is a mess.  It's a leftie laundry list that most Americans will not be able to relate to, much less support.

    The way to do this successfully is to keep a sharp focus on issues that will get mass support on Main Streets all across the US.

    For example:

    = Crimes of fraud by banksters, on a massive scale, triggered the "deep recession."

    = Then they held the economy hostage for billions of dollars in taxpayer bail-outs.

    = Since then they have continued the looting spree at the expense of all of us.

    = We demand that they be held to account and brought to justice.

    = We demand a return to Keynesian economics, that worked in the 1930s Depression and created a stable secure middle class.

    = We demand that our elected officials support the middle class, not the compulsive high-stakes gamblers on Wall Street.

    Simple and right to the point, and will get mass support.

    Beeyotching about the police, and colonialism, and animal rights, and all that "stuff" will only backfire.

    Now if you want to argue that point, I'll be glad to.

    "Minus one vote for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

    by G2geek on Sat Oct 01, 2011 at 07:31:25 PM PDT

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