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View Diary: SC-01: Mark Sanford could STILL win--how is this possible????!!? (62 comments)

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  •  Not a stretch at all (9+ / 0-)

    Republicans only vote for Republican positions on the issues in their Frank Luntz framings. When you describe the actual options in neutral language, such as universal background checks (not "gun control") or health insurance covering pre-existing conditions (not "Obamacare"), without any party labels, Republicans favor them by wide margins.

    Colbert-Busch's ads demonstrate a good grasp of this problem. She reframes several of the leading issues in a way that has visibly resonated (as the polls are showing) with a sufficient slice of the Republicans in the district.

    Sanford, meanwhile, is as tone-deaf as any Republican candidate in the country, and an astonishing jerk.

    Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

    by Mokurai on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 09:04:05 AM PDT

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    •  Flip side of Bill Clinton's popularity. (5+ / 0-)
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      political mutt, hester, VClib, Lujane, JBraden

      Why was Bill Clinton so popular among Democrats, even though we knew he was a serial philanderer, liar, and likely a violator of workplace sexual-harassment laws?

      Because he was effective at representing us politically.

      Same deal, I suspect, with Sanford and his constituents.

      "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

      by HeyMikey on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 09:43:57 AM PDT

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