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  •  Slogans! (15+ / 0-)

    Yeah, that's the ticket.  Don't change your ideas, just have Frank Luntz make up some shiny new BS ways of saying it.

    There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

    by Puddytat on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 03:41:36 PM PST

    •  To be fair, it's worked for decades . . . n/t (15+ / 0-)

      "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

      by bryduck on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 03:42:57 PM PST

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      •  Bumper Sticker Sloganeering has served them well (3+ / 0-)
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        ...but right now, they're truly up against a wall.

        They're intellectually exhausted, and the younger voters, minority voters, and engaged independents can see through the smoke screens.

        And the Repubs have no smoke screens right now to hide behind or to run on; the Fall of the Berlin Wall, The Gulf War, Hilary, Monica, 9/11, Ghey Marriage -- all these things served them well when it came time to stoke the base.  But they can't get shit done right now.

         

        Message to Dems: We HAVE to start showing up for Midterms.

        by Jank2112 on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 04:38:27 PM PST

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        •  All those things you say may be true, (0+ / 0-)

          but they still get within 5 million votes of the Presidency, can easily regain control of the Senate in 2014, and already control the House. I don't see things as any better than a coin flip, and that's crazy.

          "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

          by bryduck on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 08:30:24 AM PST

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      •  But not anymore. (1+ / 0-)
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        All of it is in this quote.

        “I feel like a pro-life position is a position that a lot of people have, but that doesn’t have anything to do with crazy talk about rape,” [Mississippi Republican Chairman Joe Nosef] added.
        Here's the entire problem for the Republican party. They have to do the crazy talk. They don't have a choice. They've polarized their base so much they don't have a choice but to make the crazy talk to move their base to the polling stations.

        But now (and that's what's really new), they can't contain the crazy talk to crazy-only audiences anymore. It used to work, one message for one audience, another message for another audience. But it doesn't work anymore. Not even in private. Just ask Mittens R-Money how his own millionaires-only 47% crazy-talk worked for him...

        I deal in facts. My friends are few but fast.

        by Farugia on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 06:08:01 PM PST

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        •  Social Media among other things, has hurt them (1+ / 0-)
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          The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy;the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness

          by CTMET on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 06:44:53 PM PST

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        •  You don't think they can change (0+ / 0-)

          their rhetoric to remarket themselves--yet again? They can take a page from the Dems and dial back the extremism, since the far right has "nowhere to go." (Not that the Dems have ever been extremist, but the fact is, nobody within a continent's reach of Mondale has even come close to getting heard in Dem leadership for decades.)

          "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

          by bryduck on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 10:46:58 AM PST

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