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    Since they are so secret, the advantage is ours.  This is the best time to float rumors, and since we are so interested in governing correctly, this is usually where we loose the arguments.  So, to contribute to the rumor bin.

    • A Secret committee dedicated to shifting the cost of schools to 'for profit' corporations.
    • A secret committee trying to shift the cost of education to only those who use it.
    • A secret committee that wants to pack the board and take the vote away from the citizens.
    • A secret committee that wants to use tax dollars to hire 'private contractors' for their own members enrichment.

    You get the idea. The key words are "secret committee" (=conspiracy)(be sure to use tonal inflections to communicate the concept of conspiracy). The key concept is a sneaky way of making education more expensive by siphoning tax dollars to 'private contractors'(=secret committee).

    This has been the Wingnut play book. Float rumors first and latch on to those that take root (see:'death panels').  This is the time float rumors first; seize the framing as their messaging is not formed yet (evidenced by being secretive and don't want their message purity destroyed by rumor) Make accusations that this secret committee is in reality trying to siphon tax dollars to their own advantage, if that takes root, we win.  No matter how they frame it, the public will understand that their goal is privatization = corruption'.  

    Their only push-back is letting the press in to observe and shed light, clearly something these cockroaches don't want to do.

    ... the watchword of true patriotism: "Our country - when right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right." - Carl Schurz; Oct. 17, 1899

    by NevDem on Sun Apr 11, 2010 at 08:32:43 AM PDT

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