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We have a positive message as a party and a refute to the rich oil business thuggery running our country--

The Democrats can and will be the party of conservation.

Not conservation with unhappily dimmed lights of the 70's, but conservation as a shining light to the world that we can be an example of how to reduce our energy needs.

How best to get back at the oil barons carving up our wilderness area?

Conserve.

How best to reframe the discussion about our need for oil and our gobblingly hungry mania for energy?

Make it hip to conserve.

Like the just say no campaign of the 80's, how about the Just say YES campaign for the Democrats?

Just say yes to using less.

Let's beat the drum for this message with the party.

Like everything else in this wastoid-spend-everything-with-no-consequences-administration, their approach to energy is "There is no future consequence".

We don't have to beat the negative drum, but we all know there is a future consequence.

Let's make it the theme of our party.  
Just say yes to using less.

Just say yes to better gas mileage and saving money.

Just say yes to saving money on electricity bills.

Just say yes by using less.

We can become the party of fiscal responsibility, environmental responsibility, and true moral responsibility with messages like these.

An idea...but maybe its time is here.

Originally posted to Carolyn on Wed Mar 16, 2005 at 12:42 PM PST.

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  •  I thought we were the party of conservation. (none)
    We just had 3 Dems who betrayed us.
    •  But being the party (none)
      of conservation, and having the nation embrace that idea and elect our leaders, are two different things.

      Americans want things to be easy.  So we need to make this message a positive, relatively painless, and above all, a popular thing to do.

      It's in all our best interest, and our children's best interest.

      We may have a message but do we convey it clearly, loudly, and in a positive way?  Do we show its benefits beyond those to those in future generations?  

      Fiscal and environmental responsibility are a moral responsibility.

      Never underestimate people. They do desire the cut of truth. Natalie Goldberg

      by Carolyn on Wed Mar 16, 2005 at 12:47:06 PM PST

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