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  •  That's why we're here. (1+ / 0-)
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    Kinda gives things a purpose. I'd think about doing a DKOS group to organize the work: identify the hoaxes, collect related slogans, same for lies and slanders, keep track of responses.

    Where needed, we can do our own projects. The final form for "(___) Would Ban All Abortions" wasn't a DKOS product. Work here did contribute by spreading the opposition research that led to that result.

    There's nothing to keep people from cooperating on projects.

    There's no shortage of GOP hoaxes that deserve getting turned into vote losers.

    •  I'm talking about spreading the word (1+ / 0-)
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      to the non DK readers - we're plenty educated around here.  

      Joe Lunchbucket working 2 jobs and harried Mrs. Lunchbucket working full time and trying to keep house and raise a family have a hard time even reading a newspaper, so they accept the propaganda fed to them by the Tee Vee and radio news.  They're the ones we need to reach because those are the folks who generally vote against their own interests.

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

      by Puddytat on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 09:22:29 PM PDT

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      •  We rely on single-page fliers. (1+ / 0-)
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        Once the printers for pc's got cheap, this turned into a chain-message winner.

        It does seem to work. The reason is interesting: Joe & Mary Lunchbucket get flooded with mailer fliers, but they're all RWNJ stuff -- mostly ad hominem and paranoid fantasy. When a sane flier arrives hand delivered, it's a novelty.

        In Kentucky we had people getting 78 RWNJ and anti-abortion fliers during the 2004 election cycle. That's not much of an outlier.

        A sane flier that nails one hoax to its own custom-designed cross -- perfect !

        Doing mass mailings isn't that expensive. The USPS rates are still reasonable for a folded sheet.

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