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  •  We've been blogging about the second-rate... (32+ / 0-)

    ...communications effort of this administration for MANY years. It's amateur hour, alright! Word!

    They screw the pooch, more often than most realize (most don't even pay close enough attention to realize it); and when they screw up big, they fuck up even more as they feebly attempt to save face.

    Truth be told, this underlying reality is at the very core of a LOT of the administration's problems.

    Meanwhile, the video segments featuring Obama pushing for these SS and Medicare/Medicaid cuts--up until now--that will be at the heart of GOP messaging and advertising throughout 2014 are going to extract a very high toll for Dems at the polls, too. THAT is something everyone can take to the bank. There's a veritable LIBRARY of clips! So, no matter what is said and done to "recover" from all of this, the damage is done. It's still going to not just bite Dems in the ass for years to come, it's going to be the difference between winning vs. losing elections for many of them, as well!

    "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

    by bobswern on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 10:51:09 AM PDT

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    •  Probably 50/50 (6+ / 0-)

      crap message/crap messaging

    •  Exactly, "heart of GOP messaging" It's already.. (5+ / 0-)
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      Jim P, 3goldens, shaharazade, bobswern, chuckvw

      GOP: Obama Budget " a shocking Aatack on seniors"

      The head of the GOP’s Congressional election arm has framed the 2014 midterm elections. Today. Republicans are the defenders of Social Security, keeping it safe and whole from attacks on it by the Democratic president.

      REP. GREG WALDEN (R-OR), CHAIRMAN, NRCC: Well, I thought it very intriguing in that the budget really lays out kind of a shocking attack on seniors, if you will. And we haven’t seen all the detail yet, and we’ll look at it, but I’ll tell you, when you’re going after seniors the way he’s already done on Obamacare, taking $700 billion out of Medicare to put into Obamacare, and now coming back at seniors again, I think you’re crossing that line very quickly here in terms of denying access to seniors for health care in districts like mine, certainly, and around the country. I think he’s going to have a lot of pushback from some of the major senior organizations on this and Republicans, as well.

    •  Unfortunately, the GOP will play this two ways .. (0+ / 0-)

      1. You see we (GOP) were right all along and even President Obama has come to see the wisdom of 'reforming' SS and Medicare. The HEAD of the Democratic Party!!
      2. Do not trust the Democrats because they will lie about protecting seniors.
      I should put a trademark on these ideas but I think Rove has already done the digital master.
      It's a sad strategy.

      The figures looked more or less human. And they were engaged in religion. You could tell by the knives (it's not murder if you do it for a god).” ― Terry Pratchett, Small Gods

      by Bozmo2 on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 04:38:56 PM PDT

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