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Republicans seem to have a winning strategy that is so utterly simple it angers me. Republicans pick a wedge issue and beat it death for 6 months. After 6 months they move on. That's all they do, nothing more. Sure they still talk about current events, but somehow they work their one issue back into the conversation. It was gay marriage for 6 months, and then it was social security for 6 months, now its immigration for 6 months. They'll pick something new soon.

They start with a complex topic that is sure to anger you. They come up with a way to simplify it. Then they repeat that topic over and over on the radio, on the Internet, in the newspaper on the TV. In 6 months they change the topic.

Most Americans don't spend the time to focus on every little detail in the news. Most Americans aren't political junkies like you are. The 6 month Republican strategy gives the average American the ability to catch up with the news. How? By repeating their topic of choice over and over for 6 months. It's so mind numbing to us junkies. But we eat it up.

For 6 months they repeat themselves. The same thing over and over again. They might come up with a new short term solution. How about build a fence? How about an amendment to the constitution? I don't think they even care if their solutions come to fruition. They just want to control the conversation in America for 6 months. By then the average American has heard the problem, heard a Republican's solution and it is time to move on! Boy Democrats never have any solutions to the real problems.

Topics might change in the news on a daily basis. Hell, Republicans even talk about the daily topic, but don't forget about their 6 month issue! Did you forget about it already? Let me tell you about this fence i want to build! We'll keep out those dangerous Mexicans. Ok, well lets at least talk about it for the next 6 months.

I could talk about this topic over and over and over again for 6 months. Even if you're not paying close attention you're hearing what I'm saying. I'm not talking to you directly, i'm YELLING at your subconscious. It's a little slower, i have to repeat myself over and over again, sometimes for 6 solid months.

So let me ask you a question. What topic should Democrats shout over and over and over again? Oh and when should we change the topic?

Originally posted to steve nelson on Thu Jun 08, 2006 at 10:38 PM PDT.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Let's... (2+ / 0-)
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    Mason6883, steve nelson

    change the topic in about 6 months.

    Personally i think we should talk about NSA wire taping.

  •  Give us Progressives NINE months... (0+ / 0-)

    ...and we can change the world.

    "Reality has a well-known liberal bias" -Stephen Colbert (-6.38/ -4.21)

    by wonkydonkey on Thu Jun 08, 2006 at 10:43:05 PM PDT

  •  What is the wedge issue? (0+ / 0-)

    What does America want to think about?

    What should America want about?

    Are we in the "Does think about" or "Should think about" item?

    Talk about Taylor Hicks winning American Idol, and wish him the best of luck?

    Shit I don't know, to be honest.

    First they call you a traitor, then they pass the Patriot Act II, then they tap your phone, then you move to Canada. -- Mohandas Gandhi

    by roboton on Thu Jun 08, 2006 at 11:52:38 PM PDT

  •  Lets talk about.. (0+ / 0-)

    the oil industry being in bed with the Republicans.  Everyone is angry with gas prices and its pretty obvious our involvement in the Middle East has little to do with their well being and everything to do with having a secure source of fossil fuels.  Reiterating over and over how the administration puts our soldiers in danger to increase Exxon-Mobil's bottom line should hit a cord.

  •  Doesn't matter. (0+ / 0-)

    Republicans have think-tanks, radio shows, Fox News, and a majority in Congress.  In short, they have the mics and the airwaves.

    We need a comparable infastructure or it doesn't matter what our message is because no one will ever hear it.

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