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  •  You just contradicted your own .sig (3+ / 0-)
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    Wisper, banjolele, Crashing Vor

    No, we don't need to scare people into voting. We need to show them how to join a movement that is far bigger than themselves, and become effective in politics. After that, voting is just the necessary icing on the cake.

    Ask such people what would be effective, and then ask whether they would volunteer to do that. Offer to connect them with OFA or an appropriate issue organization.

    Hey, Mitt! Thanks for ObamneyCare.

    by Mokurai on Wed Aug 15, 2012 at 08:19:35 AM PDT

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    •  This. Over and over again, THIS. (4+ / 0-)

      Fear is a weak motivator with diminishing returns.

      Read that article (and others like it) and you'll see examples of plenty of people that say its PRECISELY the incessant fear-mongering and negative ads that cause them to tune out of the process altogether.

      These are people that don't think they want to be part of this.  Yelling at them with scary negatives aren't going to change that. At all.

      Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

      by Wisper on Wed Aug 15, 2012 at 08:39:22 AM PDT

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