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  •  OK (none)
    If everyone of us does this, somebody will get the message, right? I'm on my way...

    Idea:No Blood for Oil. Action:I use Biodiesel. site blog

    by KumarP on Mon Sep 13, 2004 at 12:40:56 PM PDT

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    •  I did it (none)
      I didn't see Zach's comment posted elsewhere in the blog, so where are you, Kossacks? This will sprout blog-legs if you want it to-repetition works!!!!! Let's clog the blog!!

      (off soapbox now. Thank you ZackPunk.

      Idea:No Blood for Oil. Action:I use Biodiesel. site blog

      by KumarP on Mon Sep 13, 2004 at 12:46:44 PM PDT

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      •  If Kerry delivers a good line and reporters don't (none)
        report it is it a good line?  I would love for Kerry or Edwards (or any Dem) to say somehting like the following:

        Last August, in Crawford, Texas, George W. Bush gave a barbecue for the press corps. Bush has let it be known that he's not much of a television-news watcher or a newspaper reader, apart from the sports section; and during a conversation with reporters he explained, perhaps without intending to, why his White House often seems indifferent to the press. "How do you then know what the public thinks?" a reporter asked, according to Bush aides and reporters who heard the exchange. And Bush replied, "You're making a huge assumption--that you represent what the public thinks."

        At the White House, I recently heard much the same thing--it sounded like a declaration of press irrelevance--from Andrew Card, Bush's chief of staff, who said of the press, "They don't represent the public any more than other people do. In our democracy, the people who represent the public stood for election. . . . I don't believe you have a check-and-balance function."

        Or the dems could do what everybody else does:"Sony Agrees to Buy MGM for Nearly $5 Billion" NYT

        •  Here's a simple message: (none)
          Bush makes BAD DECISIONS.

          Republicans have smeared Kerry with the "flip-flopper" line relentlessly for the past six months. We need to hit Bush the same way, with a simple easy-to-understand message that people already somewhat believe.  "W stands for Wrong" is good, but we need to make it even clearer.

          Bush makes BAD DECISIONS for America. The tax cuts and the Iraq invasion -- these were very bad decisions. They've led to zero job growth, huge deficits, more terrorism, and a quagmire in the Iraq.

          This is what the Kerry campaign and all Democrats should begin repeating. People can believe that Bush is religious and well-intentioned and strong, but he simply makes the wrong call when it matters most.

          •  How's that better? (none)
            How is "bad decisions" better than "wrong choices"?  both are simple, two word phrases.  Plus, you've got the whole "W stands for Wrong" thing.  Kerry repeats "wrong choices" about 100 times at every speech.
            •  Failure stronger than wrong (none)
              As a trial lawyer, the word FAILURE is much stronger than Wrong.  Also, three examples are best to get the point across, for example   Bush legacy:  failed economy, failed intelligence, failed war on terror.
              Keep it simple Kerry.  It doesn't matter how much knowledge you have if you can't communicate it to others!
            •  use the word "decisions" (none)
              because you can link it to "decisive," which is the Bush-co's big claim for W -- sure, he's decisive, while totally ignoring the facts!  he makes decisions, but they're wrong every time!

              "what good is decisiveness if you make the Wrong Decisions?  W is for wrong... (blah blah blah)"


              Those who would trade an essential freedom for temporary security deserve neither freedom nor security. ................ Benjamin Franklin

              by redfox1 on Tue Sep 14, 2004 at 11:29:57 AM PDT

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          •  W stands for wrong (none)
            I think Kerry should stick with the wrong decisions. That way when we see W stickers we think WRONG.
            Switching to bad dilutes the message.

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