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  •  Playing Devil's Advocate (2+ / 0-)
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    Dallasdoc, nellgwen

    How can we expect to win after Republican gains in places like Ohio, Wisconsin and Florida?

    And, once again, Democrats seem to be failing in getting out any message on health care reform.  By letting Republicans drive the message that half the country supports repeal, Republican voters are encouraged to get out the vote because they think they have widespread support.  Democratic voters are likely to be somewhat depressed, erroneously thinking that Republicans have that kind of support.

    It's way too early to be predicting 2012, but Democrats really need to get off their collective duff and get on top of this message.

    •  Info here: (1+ / 0-)
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      samddobermann

      The conservative mind relies mainly on what is plain to see.

      by hannah on Wed Jan 19, 2011 at 11:38:48 AM PST

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      •  Thank you. That is a valuable tool (1+ / 0-)
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        I don't agree the the way some is phrased but it would be great background for letters to the editors.

        Keep posting that.

        I'm asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about real change in Washington ... I'm asking you to believe in yours. Barack Obama

        by samddobermann on Thu Jan 20, 2011 at 02:44:03 AM PST

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    •  I think here in FLA people will get really SICK (0+ / 0-)

      and tired of Pam Bondi continuing with the lawsuit against healthcare
      (pardon the pun)

      especially when we have problems with Pill Mills

      "On any given Sunday, any team can beat any other team" Bert Bell "Except in 1972!" Mercury Morris

      by surfdog on Wed Jan 19, 2011 at 11:53:29 AM PST

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    •  As usual, the MSM is framing everything right (0+ / 0-)

      up for the Rethugs.  I watched 35 minutes of MSNBC (supposedly liberal) this am while I jogged at the rec center, and all they showed was: a) poll numbers showing about a 3 way tie between repeal, repeal part, or wait and see; and b) Rethug S. King spouting off about how 'Obamacare' is a cancer that must be cut out and laying out a strategy of getting repeal passed so that when the R's take the Senate and WH in 2012 they can kill all reform; and c) King bragging about how they'll use the appropriations process to deny funding to implement any part of the current bill.

      Voices from the other side?  nothing.

      "Going to church does not make us Christians any more than stepping into our garage makes us a car." --Rev R. Neville

      by catleigh on Wed Jan 19, 2011 at 12:05:29 PM PST

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    •  I have to disagree about failing to get out the (0+ / 0-)

      Message on Health Care. I expect support for the bill to steadily rise over the next few years as the benefits start to come into play. The Democratic party has had a good week so far, I think the GOP are going to be kicking themselves for bringing up the debate again.

      It does give the party a chance to resell the bill, we know that most people support the individual parts of the bill, now we just have to point it out. It needs to be done over and over again as it often takes a few times for people to fully understand something.

      Getting clean is the easy part, now comes life - Waylon

      by USDnB on Wed Jan 19, 2011 at 02:21:03 PM PST

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