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In a rare moment of candor, G W Bush told us a lot about his methodology.  

(I wonder if Karl Rove, pre-approved this one, lol?)

sometime in 2006 ...

Catapult The Propaganda

http://www.youtube.com/...

BUSH: If you've retired, you don't have anything to worry about. It's the third time I've said that.  I'll probably say it 3 more times, see --

In my line of work, you got to keep repeating things over, and over, and over again ... for the truth to sink in ... to kind of Catapult the Propaganda.

Oh it's still "sinking in," George.  Someday we'll get it.

Exactly what you "accomplished" in your 8 years ...


How about some examples.  Where that 'Repetition' is key.

OK here's one key 'boulder' -- that was repeatedly hurled over our living room walls ...

The Agenda of George W. Bush
What he'd do in a second term.
By William Saletan and Avi ZenilmanPosted Tuesday, July 29, 2003,

Cut more taxes.

Bush reportedly intends to cut taxes every year in office. If his previous efforts are any guide, the size of the deficit wouldn't dictate the size of the tax cut. Future proposals would likely include an extension of the 2003 tax cut, which reduced the rate on stock dividends and capital gains. [...]


Ok Tax Cuts were on the top of the G W Agenda. Seems I heard that somewhere -- those "Tax Cuts will Create Jobs."

So ... what's wrong with that?    Americans DO need Jobs.


Here's a relatively 'harmless' example of how 'Catapulting' an Idea -- can catch on in a BIG way ...  especially when there's BIG Money to be made ...

Bush drive for home ownership fueled housing bubble
By Jo Becker, Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Stephen Labaton
Published: Sunday, December 21, 2008

"We can put light where there's darkness, and hope where there's despondency in this country. And part of it is working together as a nation to encourage folks to own their own home."
 -- President George W. Bush, Oct. 15, 2002

[...]
From his earliest days in office, Bush paired his belief that Americans do best when they own their own homes with his conviction that markets do best when left alone. Bush pushed hard to expand home ownership, especially among minority groups, an initiative that dovetailed with both his ambition to expand Republican appeal and the business interests of some of his biggest donors. But his housing policies and hands-off approach to regulation encouraged lax lending standards.
[...]

"The Bush administration took a lot of pride that home ownership had reached historic highs," Snow said during an interview.


And man, did People jump on that 'E-Z Credit Home Ownership' band wagon!

Wall Street DID make it Easy!  "No Job, No Savings -- No Problem!"


Fast forward a few years, when the People needed some of that Message Repeatin' again.  

Afterall those "2004 Swing State" Polls were close -- the People just needed one more good reason, to 'go for broke' ...

2004 Bush VS. Kerry Commercial

http://www.livingroomcandidate.org/...

BUSH: When it comes to creating jobs for American workers, we're turning the corner and we're not turning back. We're turning that corner, and we're not going back.

BUSH: We're turning the corner.

BUSH: Turning the corner.


Presidential Campaign Commercials 1952-2008
Museum of the Moving Image -- The Living Room Candidate


Hmmmm?  We must of 'Turned some Corner' or something?

Maybe the Economy IS better than it looks,  That's what the Prez Sez!



Fast forward to the Present day,  G W is back at it again.  He has a book to sell.

He has some serious History to Revise ... while he's still got a platform to 'hurl' from ...

A Conversation With Former President George W. Bush
By Larry Kudlow, CNBC -- November 23, 2010

KUDLOW: Should the Bush tax cuts be extended in this lame duck?

Pres. BUSH: Well, here's the way I describe it. If one is interested in job creation in the private sector, it is important to recognize that lower taxes enable the job creators, i.e., small businesses, to have more money with which to expand their work force. And I--it--I would--yeah, I think they ought to be extended.

KUDLOW: Does the incentive model work if it--if it pays more after tax, to work, save, invest and take...(unintelligible)?

Pres. BUSH: Well, of course it does, and my record shows that.


Oh Really?  The record shows that -- the Bush Tax Cuts created Jobs?

Chris Hayes has the Facts sir, that totally destroys your "message presentation, aimed at serving an agenda."


Oh course Facts don't really matter much, when you got the Machinery of the Corporate Media, ready to "keep repeating things over, and over, and over again" until it FINALLY "sinks in" ... THEIR version of the truth.

Hmmm?   that MUST be true:  "Tax Cuts create Jobs."

I heard it somewhere on TV, I think.


Just keep slingin' it GW ... The People will believe anything,

if you repeat it enough times, that is.


They might even turn it into a Reality TV Show ....

Afterall, "That's Show Biz!"

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