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  •  OMG, We're Screwed Because the Dems Don't Have a (4+ / 0-)
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    Plan ... !!! Huh?

    I'm not a big fan of the doom and gloom scenario.  It's not a plan the Dems need but proper messaging.  You want to talk to someone without a plan, go talk to the Republicans.  Tax cuts, my arse.  What the Dems have FAILED to do because they SUCK at communicating simple, effective concepts to the largely inattentive and fleetingly interested American public, is make it clear to that public WHY it would be such a bad thing to put the Republicans back in charge.

    The problem is NOT that Dems lack a plan, but that they haven't sufficiently explained their achievements to America.  WHY are Dems letting Republicans get away with that hoary old chestnut, the tax cut?  Even the dimmest bulb can be made to understand that you have to have SOMETHING coming in or else you can't pay for services.  Yesterday I responded to a conservative on my Facebook page who was bitching about how his property taxes went up since Obama took office.  I replied that the property taxes were his state and local governments' attempts to make up for the loss of federal funding for essential services and pointed out that his taxes might have been a lot higher or those services might have been cut back even more if it hadn't been for the stimulus.  He didn't have an answer to that.

    WHY are Dems APOLOGIZING for things like health care reform?  WHY aren't Dems going front and center with clear messages such as:  "Guess what, America, your unemployed, recently graduated 25 year old can be on your health care plan."  Or how about:  "We just cut the cost of getting a college education and when your kid is paying back those loans there's a cap on how much of his income can be used to pay it back."  Or how about: "Hey working women, guess who substantially strengthened equal pay laws in his first week in office."  WHY aren't Dems taking credit for the veterans' benefits they pushed through OVER Republican objections?  Why aren't they trumpeting the stop loss bonus for military members who were called back into service?  

    I know the reputation of Democrats is that they tend to be college educated liberal arts types, but they're ridiculously inarticulate when it comes to putting out a simple, easy to remember message.  

    •  "Why aren't they trumpeting ..." (1+ / 0-)
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      Well, because all that information is out there already, it's right there on the web for anyone who wants-to to find. Why should we market ourselves? Marketing is just lies and spin anyway, we're better than that!

      [That's the answer I hear from far too many dems.]

      -- We are just regular people informed on issues

      by mike101 on Sat Oct 09, 2010 at 07:24:27 PM PDT

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