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  •  This election should be about PROTECTION ... (2+ / 0-)
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    ybruti, opinionated

    The entire purpose of a democracy is to protect the populace from a would-be tyrant rising to political power.

    The entire purpose of the Constitution is to protect individual rights from being denied or violated by larger forces.

    The entire reason we build and employ a strong military is to protect our shores from an invading enemy.

    The entire reason to enact any law at all is to protect society in some way.

    So it could also be said that ...

    Barack Obama protected us from descending into another Great Depression.

    Barack Obama protected us from future harm by the Most Wanted terrorist on the planet: Osama bin Laden.

    Barack Obama protected women from further discrimination in pay with the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

    Democrats enacted health insurance reform and called it The Patient Protection (and Affordable Care) Act to protect people from the practices that have kept people uninsured for decades (dropping them when they get sick, refusing to cover people who've been sick in the past, etc.).

    Democrats vow to protect Earned benefits programs like Social Security and Medicare.

    Democrats will fight to protect a woman's right to choose.

    Democrats will fight to protect democracy from the destructive influence of Citizen's United (give us majorities in both Houses and we'll write a law repealing it)!

    Democrats will protect the right of every eligible citizen to vote, without having to jump through hoops.

    This imagery of Obama and Democrats as the protectors also plays into the conservative "Strict Father" moral thinking and actually stands a chance of being able to successfully win some of the middle/right over to Obama and Democrats in congressional races.

    And with a common theme running a thread through all our policy messaging, it won't matter what "October Surprise" they try to sink us with, we will easily be able to adapt the protector message against it.

    Stop the party of Gut & Spend policies that gut our Earned Benefits programs like Social Security and Medicare and spends on tax breaks for the wealthy elite.

    by jillwklausen on Mon Apr 09, 2012 at 08:30:30 PM PDT

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