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  •  Poorly worded question. (21+ / 0-)

    refusing to "acknowledge" isn't a lie.

    How about she had listed some of the impacts on the poor in his budget proposal, then some of the benefits for the rich, then ask him why those are responsible choices.

    Republicans: if they only had a heart.

    by leu2500 on Tue Apr 10, 2012 at 10:13:33 AM PDT

    •  Exactly, you are right on point (5+ / 0-)

      I only hope that the Chicago brain trust and WH are lining up all of this ammunition and setting it up for the campaign. I am worried about our messaging - or lack thereof. All these Republican mouthpieces get so much TV and radio time and they are all reading from the same cheat sheet. I see few Dems doing the same with consistent messaging. We need to keep hammering home 7-8 key points as some excellent diaries have recently exhorted!

      •  True (3+ / 0-)
        I am worried about our messaging - or lack thereof. All these Republican mouthpieces get so much TV and radio time and they are all reading from the same cheat sheet. I see few Dems doing the same with consistent messaging. We need to keep hammering home 7-8 key points
        One of the biggest and dumbest mistakes of the 2010 cycle was that the Democrats didn't use the one thing they had control of: messaging. The Republicans got away with bullshit without response.

        I'm seeing them doing better this election cycle, but the real fight hasn't yet begun with the millions of PAC money pouring in.

      •  problem is that no one expects Ryan (2+ / 0-)
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        kate316, Don Enrique

        not to lie.  Why being truthful is so important as a political matter is beyond me.  These right wing guys are on a crusade to end FDR social reforms by whatever means necessary.... many Americans who are not poor think this is swell and understand the necessary untruthfulness to get their cuts on the poor through.  They understand the need to cut all these programs and appreciate a good lie as they know if the ones who were being cut got too upset it would make it more difficult to get these cuts on the poor through.  So keep them marginalized in things like Occupy Wall Street.  Can you imagine if old people actually knew what they really wanted... so the better the lie the happier the upper middle class is.

        Pass new laws to end media monopolization now.

        by john from vermont on Tue Apr 10, 2012 at 11:24:54 AM PDT

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    •  Silly question (1+ / 0-)
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      Brooke In Seattle

      Ann Curry should have asked him how many new jobs for the poor would be created by the Ryan Budget that will benefit them far more than Medicaid, SNAP, or any other welfare queen type program.

      The Tax Cut Fairy will take care of them.  Never you mind.

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