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  •  I knew that they were going to portray Frank as a (1+ / 0-)
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    meanie. What is going on right now with the Dems and Obama is that the media and GOP are playing heads you lose and tails you lose game. If the Dems remain calm or even respectful with the teabaggers, they are seen as weak. If they show any disdain  toward  teabaggers spewing out idiocies then they are portrayed as mean. The corporate owners want the GOP return to power because they are threaten by what they see. Have you ever noticed that whenever Democrats  are about to win  both the executive and legislative branches, the media starts talking about divided government. They never did that when the Republicans controlled both branches. My point is that we must not get played by the media as we have been for the past few weeks.

    Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives. John Stuart Mill

    by Micheline on Sun Aug 23, 2009 at 12:32:33 PM PDT

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    •  They've been playing this game forever (1+ / 0-)
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      Kudos to you for pointing it out (and I mean that sincerely).  I wish to God more consultants would admit to their clients that there's no point attempting to look good in the media in response to that kind of Republican attack--you just have to grab the initiative from them and set the terms of the debate yourself.  If they set the terms, you lose (although that's a bit less true now that the entire MSM isn't kissing Repubs' butts).

      "This is our time. We must be relentless. Even if (or when) Obama seems like he doesn't have our back...we know what we believe in." philipmerrill

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Sun Aug 23, 2009 at 12:42:41 PM PDT

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