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  •  Honesty v lies. As Biden says: 'Show me ur budget (3+ / 0-)
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    and I'll show you what you value.'

    Its not enough to be right, if the other side fools enough voters into thinking they'll do the right things too.

    Yes, when you're trying to convince, you go for emotions.  'Cause policy discussion is hard to do in 30 sec TV ads.  But we will lose if we only think we have to jerk tears harder than the other side and ignore the reality of what they are doing: lying and playng voters for fools.

    2012 proved one thing: enough voters are not stupid that they understand they are being lied to and played when that is pt'ed out.  The 'consultant class' like Luntz makes its living by lying and playing the voters, so it is not surprising that the common wisdom was 2012 could never happen.  

    The irony is, Clinton got elected twice by pt'g out how Thugs were lying and playing voters (in a nicer way, of course, but what do u think 'It's the Economy, stupid' really meant? Clue, the other guy was all Flag and 1000 pts of Light and bs.)  Heck, even Gore won the majority of votes.  The last 2 weeks of his campaign was essentially what big fat liar Dumbya was (history proved that absolutely correct).

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