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  •  Dems have major messaging issue across the board (0+ / 0-)

    I'm just wondering if this is one of them?

    -1.63/ -1.49 "Speaking truth to power" (with snark of course)!

    by dopper0189 on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 05:26:01 AM PST

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    •  Yep. It is both a messaging fail (1+ / 0-)
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      as well as a general fail for not imposing their own frame.

      As far as I know, dems still have no understanding of framing whatsoever.

      And Obama is still hoping for a campfire and smores from the GOP.

      The Dems have serious and needless issues.

      Fucking Harry Reid was a boxer, dammit - he was TRAINED to hit people in the head to win.

      What happened?

      Why can't Dems fight like the GOP?

      What is the fucking disconnect?

      The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

      by xxdr zombiexx on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 05:29:02 AM PST

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      •  Harry Reid IS fighting (4+ / 0-)

        But frankly if he's shadow boxing in the forest and strikes a blow will anyone notice?  Fox is too busy hyping some bullshit story about union thugs.  CNBC is on a propaganda push for austerity called 'Rise Above'.  The other news are looking for the next missing blonde and completely ignoring the fact that Reid is fighting.  

        Oh Wall Street noticed yesterday.  They tanked immediately because they really want the Dems to cave and cut everything and when Reid said that he didn't see a deal anytime soon because of the GOP's insistence on the Dems proposing cuts, they literally shit their beds.

        The disconnect is in the media.  The Media isn't reporting our side because they're biased.

        This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

        by DisNoir36 on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 05:35:33 AM PST

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        •  yes - he did happen to do a few things well (1+ / 0-)
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          recently, which only makes my commentary more valid: he OBVIOUSLY CAN, so where does the fighter spend most of his time???

          Why can't dems manage to screw the GOP half as much as the GOP screws the rest of us?

          The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

          by xxdr zombiexx on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 06:03:46 AM PST

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      •  It's not just the frame. (8+ / 0-)

        The Democrats are playing defense when they have every right, and opportunity because of the election outcome, to play offense.  Instead of putting forth their own ideas for reducing the deficit (apparently reducing the deficit has been moved to the top of the priority list and "jobs, jobs, jobs" has been relegated to the memory hole), they are content to argue the details of Republican ideas.

        For instance, why aren't the Democrats fighting for a reduction in the age people would be eligible for Medicare?  Why aren't we insisting that Wall Street pay a transaction tax instead of the middle class giving up their home mortgage deduction?  Why aren't we insisting that the mortgage deduction be available only on primary residences instead of every home or ski chalet that the rich buy for themselves?  Why aren't the deductions for charitable contributions higher?  Why isn't Medicare allowed to negotiate prices for drugs?

        We need to be on the offensive instead of arguing about how much to give in to the Republicans.

        "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

        by SueDe on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 05:48:15 AM PST

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