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  •  Should Ads For Midterms Featuring Issa (4+ / 0-)
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    Matt Z, TofG, textus, lyvwyr101

    You vote to return your GOP Rep in a swing district, this is the kind of abuse of power you get.

    •  I do think he should be a campaign issue (3+ / 0-)

      It was a lot more figurative, something I understood and certainly anyone could have understood, but not everyone really did, in 2010. Now, if you don't understand, you're part of the problem.

      I would personally wish to see the CA-49 airwaves inundated with spots from someone of high prestige but relatively separate from the actlual party or congressional committee letting the voters there know that if they continue to reelect this piece of shit that they are the same. Admittedly, this ain smart tactics.

      Have you heard? The vice president's gone mad. - Bob Dylan, 1966

      by textus on Thu Mar 06, 2014 at 11:24:58 AM PST

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    •  NO!! Unless it is VERY carefully done (3+ / 0-)
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      Leo Flinnwood, Sue B, Senor Unoball

      and nuanced political ads..well there's never been one.

      Scrapping the 30+ year failing myth of a persuadable center as the key to better governance ('cause if that were true we wouldn't be compromising our way to fascism) and recognizing that turnout favors better governance, then:

      Someone turned off by Issa, et al, is likely to be more turned off and less likely to vote, and someone turned on by Issa, et al, will be even more motivated to vote.

      Instead of Issa, maybe the advert goes like this:

      Narrator: Jobs Bill: Blocked by Republican Party Ideologues
      (image: pink slip; 50 yearold college grad Walmart greeter, etc)

      Narrator: Unemployment Extension Bill: Blocked by Republican Party Ideologues
      (image: modest home, modest car getting repo'd)

      Narrator: XX Public bridges need fixing.  Infrastructure Bil: Blocked by Republican Party Ideologues
      (image: any number of collapsed bridges; modest car, mother with her kids in the back seat white-knuckling it over a rust bridge)

      Govt shutdown, etc., etc.

      Narrator: Majority Republicans have proven they prefer politics over good governance.
      (Make the viewer feel special and that they're in a unique position of power - the buy-now and get a bonus method)
      But you can change that because you're in a swing district.  You can do what Washington can not: break the grid lock.  Your vote tips the balance back to competence.  Register and Vote for a Functional Government (or Economic Justice or Competent Governance, or as a last resort Democrats).

      Lobbyist, PAC, SuperPAC - a bribe by any name is still corruption

      by GreatLakeSailor on Thu Mar 06, 2014 at 11:46:32 AM PST

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