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The Democratic National Committee is putting this ad on national cable TV and on stations n the Washington D.C. area.

Wall Street's risky bets nearly sank our economy, but when it came to Wall Street Reform that would protect consumers and prevent future bailouts, every Senate Republican voted no.  

Republicans voted to block reform after a fundraiser with Wall Street lobbyists.  

Republicans stood by as Wall Street ran wild.  Now they are standing with the big banks again.  Tell Republicans, if they side with Wall Street over Main Street, you won't be siding with them.  

(my transcription from video.  Apologies for any errors)

Democrats are trying to establish a narrative for the campaign season: Republicans stood by while the financial crisis caused the Great Recession, then stood in the way as Dem reformers swooped in to clean up the mess.

This jives with the larger strategy DNC chair Tim Kaine is expected to unveil at a Christian Science Monitor luncheon today. The message banks on three things: Selling the electorate on the the big-ticket agenda items they have passed, deflecting anti-incumbent angst onto Republicans by highlighting obstructionism, and either a) seeing robust economic recovery or b) convince voters it's the Republican policies of 2000-2008 that are to blame (we'll likely see a bit of both.)

Time Swampland: Democratic Messaging, Financial Reform and the Midterms

This is a winning (and factually correct) narrative and one we in the netroots can spread among friends and familes.

Bush and Republicans caused the Great Recession and then the Republicans in Congress obstructed every attempt to put Americans back to work.  And when President Obama and Democrats tried to reform some of the Wall Street practices that led to the Recession, Republicans took their marching orders from Wall Street lobbyists and all voted no.

This has the added benefit of truth and it reinforces views that many already have regarding Republicans and Big Business.  

It's a winner in November.  Let's all help build the narrative now.

Originally posted to TomP on Wed Apr 28, 2010 at 05:34 AM PDT.

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