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  •  Liberals must get a spine - now (4.00)
    Kudos for Clinton speech but it does not go far enough. What Right Wing Republicans have learned is that the population at large does not necessarily want to think or analyze. As such we must be just as carnal as the Right Wing in our aggressiveness in advertising, in blogging, and on talk shows. We need more of and we need to promote the Air America Radios.

    For starters we should take heed that the RNC already has talking points that appears to be effective in the main media unless we counteract them vigorously.

    An interesting blog post at states:

    The Republican Right Wing are great corruptors of the truth. Their talking points have already been published. They are all over the airwaves, the blogosphere, the websites, and newspapers with a consistent message. It is imperative that bloggers Liberal or otherwise do not allow their false talking points to metastasize into the public's psyche. Each misstatement, lie, or truth twisting must be addressed immediately with documented facts.

    Additionally it states:

    RNC Talking Point: Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald is creating the "criminalization of politcs".

    Truth: This investigation and indictment has nothing to do with politics. It is about the illegal outing of CIA agents, and subsequently the lying to FBI agents, perjury, and obstruction of justice.

    RNC Talking Point: There was no indictment on outing of CIA agent so there was no original crime.

    Truth: The reason perjury and obstruction of justice is such a major crime is that one cannot find the underlying crime if the investigation is stymied by said crimes.

    RNC Talking Point: Senate commission confirmed that Joe Wilson's article was a lie or never accepted.

    Truth: This is an utterly false statement. Read here for more background.

    RNC Talking Point: Valerie Plame sent her husband Joe Wilson to Niger to research the uranium claim which opened her to scrutiny.

    Truth: The statement is patently misleading and is simply used to change the conversation. Read here for more background.

    RNC Talking Point: Valerie Wilson was not really a covert agent/spy and many already new what she did.

    Truth: The FBI up until yesterday could not find anyone who new what she did prior to Novak's column. Read here for more background.

    It is time for us to stop just ranting and really get busy. Here is a recipe. Let's doit now.

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