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  •  people have been told for decades how (22+ / 0-)

    evil the government is and how incompetent it is. To abandon that idea is going to take time and probably repetition.

    Der Weg ist das Ziel

    by duhban on Wed Apr 09, 2014 at 09:38:43 AM PDT

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    •  All it takes is a brain cell or two to see (1+ / 0-)
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      how desperately these people go on the attack (and the large amounts of money that fund them) in order to gain a position in said evil government.  It's as easy as 1 plus 1 equals 2, but bypasses so many.

      The GOP will destroy anything they can't own.

      by AnnieR on Wed Apr 09, 2014 at 11:59:32 AM PDT

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      •  but the GOP has been working for decades (4+ / 0-)

        to kill brain cells in gullible citizens...

        so far they've managed to stupify 47%, but we're working hard to reverse that trend

        America's LAST HOPE: vote the GOP OUT in 2014 elections. MAKE them LOSE the House Majority and reduce their numbers in the Senate. Democrats move America forward - Republicans take us backward and are KILLING OUR NATION!

        by dagnome on Wed Apr 09, 2014 at 05:05:10 PM PDT

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      •  We need to co-opt the meme strategy... (3+ / 0-)

        used so successfully by Republicans.  The Koch brothers are certainly repugnant enough to be the face of all that's wrong with Republicans.  "The Koch brothers needed medical care and  bought themselves a hospital.  So why don't they want you to have insurance?"  "Why do the Koch brothers hate working people [Americans] [women] [fill in blank]?"  and followed, of course, by "brought to you by the Koch brothers" tagged on every Republican candidate.

        If a large segment of the American public can be so easily brainwashed by the repetition of hateful memes, maybe some aggressively progressive ones should be created to give them some competition.  Would love to see some of these messages go viral and become as embedded in people's minds as those nagging ad jingles can sometimes be.   I don't think those brainwashed minds are receptive enough for a positive message, but a Pavlovian reaction to "Koch brothers" might be a good place to start.

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