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You advertise because you want to reach people.  All of those companies paying for all of those ads on Rush Limbaugh's show -- they aren't inherently evil, they just want to reach people.  Rush Limbaugh's listeners are people (my friend), they consume, and that's what producers want in an advertising audience.

Unless the laws of economics have been suspended, by driving down demand we have driven down the cost of advertising on the Rush Limbaugh show.  That's not why we did it, but it does have one nice effect -- now it is cheaper for us to buy ad time.

I define "us" in that last sentence to be the Left, DKos, Democrats, the Obama campaign, the Occupy movement, George Soros's cat -- whoever wants to advertise for the fundamental purpose of advertising: to reach people.  And, of course, producing a radio ad, having it be refused by Limbaugh radio stations even in this time of distress, and then releasing it virally would be almost as good as inserting our own voice into Rush Limbaugh's show.  But I'll tell you something: I'll bet that some local stations, at least, would be willing to take our money right now -- and that in itself would become a huge story.)

Are there things we'd like to say to Rush Limbaugh's listeners in the very middle of his program?  Oh, I'm sure that there are.  Some of what we'd like to say involves talking smack at them, but I think we should resist the urge.  They are wounded right now, desperate and frantic.  Saying "IN YOUR FACE!" would just help them regroup.

No, the kind of ad I'd like to hear playing in the middle of the middle of the Rush Limbaugh show is one that would be thoughtful, speaking to them like adults.  It would be an ad, or a series of ads, that showed understanding of the reasons why someone might want to listen to the Rush Limbaugh show -- mostly, that it makes certain people feel good about themselves, largely by making them feel bad about others.  But it would be an ad that would point out how far they have gone outside of the American mainstream, outside of American ideals.

It would be an ad that asked them to be adults.  An ad that would shame them not by scolding, but by pointing out the flaws in Limbaugh's approach and asking them to be better than that.

It would be an ad that picked apart Limbaugh's shtick so that the jokes he tells would no longer be funny to people.  It would be an ad that exposes Limbaugh as having the function of getting people who should be upset at corporations sucking their blood to instead focus on hapless targets whom Limbaugh has dressed up to look like witches.

It would be an ad that asked whether they really think that taking birth control pills makes women sluts.  It would be an ad that asked them what their daughters think about their listening to, and mindlessly parroting, Rush Limbaugh.

It would be an ad pointing out the emptiness that one takes away from that sort of political appeal.

It would be a calm, strong, swift stake through the heart.

Or ... maybe we would just make fun of them, "we're in ur radio grabbin' ur ears!"  That would, um, not be entirely unlike us.  This could go in different directions; even in different directions on different local stations.

The point is, with Limbaugh's advertisers fleeing, we can get in there and say anything we want to them, cheaply.  The few ad dollars aren't going to make Limbaugh rich.  They'll just set the stage for his demise.

We want to go after his listeners.  We want to tell them to grow up, to use their collective power for real change on behalf of the 99%, not for the cheap thrill of snickering at Rush's Target of the Day.

We want to reach these people and there's exactly one place where we could do it best -- on the Rush Limbaugh show itself, where our showing up to harsh their buzz will be the surest sign to them that their party is over.

We can call it "Operation Audacity."

I don't have a text for a radio ad in mind, because I know that there are plenty of people here who are in the media industries and who do this for a living, and I'll bet that some of them may be willing and able to write something great by this afternoon.  More even than usual, I look forward to your comments.

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  •  My question is: could we have one up by Monday? (44+ / 0-)

    I just love the idea of Rush spending an uncomfortable weekend knowing that these ads are on their way, preparing to poison his scheme with truth and light.

    Oh, and the second question is: who narrates, Clint Eastwood or Tom Hanks?  Or someone else?  If you can't generate a 30-second ad, that's something you can weigh in about; we can ask our creative types here for some custom work.

    Democrats must
    Earn the trust
    Of the 99% --
    That's our intent!

    "I love this goddamn country, and we're going to take it back." -- Saul Alinsky OCcupy!

    by Seneca Doane on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 09:26:24 AM PST

    •  "Snerdly" should narrate... (2+ / 0-)
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      Puddytat, Oh Mary Oh

      since Snerdly is his token black assistant who never speaks or makes a noise, we could just make him up as I'm sure Limpaballs does.

      The more you learn the less you know.

      by quiet in NC on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 09:32:41 AM PST

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    •  Seneca, here's what to do about this: (11+ / 0-)

      We don't have to use the media to shift emotions "about" this or that "content."  All we have to do is shift the emotions in and of themselves.  Shift the composition of emotions that form the basis of attitudes, and ultimately, personality.

      This is what hate radio has been so damn good at.  By promoting hate, and its partner fear, hate radio has produced a certain personality type in its audiences, with the results we see before us.

      The antidotes are love and humor.  One might think that love is the antidote to hate, and that humor is the antidote to fear.  But in fact that's not the case:  Paradoxically, humor is the antidote to hate, and love is the antidote to fear.  This assertion is supportable with evidence from cognitive science, social science, and neurophysiology.

      This immediately tells us what our media strategy needs to be.  Promote love to neutralize and overcome fear.  Promote humor to neutralize and overcome hate.  

      The former: promoting love: can be done squarely within the framework of Christianity, since after all Jesus himself was arguably the first founder of a major religion to specifically promote love as part of a theology and ethical system.

      The latter: promoting humor: can be done as a viral meme-complex via radio:  comedy radio.  Humor is enormously viral, and comedy radio could become an enormous commercial success.  It can be entirely nonpolitical, or it can be wholly bipartisan, either way doesn't matter.  What matters is to get people laughing early and often and constantly.   The only thing that has to be off limits, is "hate humor" such as racist jokes and other expressions of overt cruelty.  But with that limitation in mind, comedy radio could be the best antidote to Rush Limbaugh this side of an arrest warrant for illegal possession of prescription narcotics.

      How to adapt this strategy to Rush Radio ads:

      Run ads that quote the Gospels extensively, and ask listeners to reconsider their attachment to un-Christlike emotions such as fear, hate, and meanness to others.  This would be done wholly without any reference to politics or any other content.  It would just be about emotions: good ones and sinful ones.  

      On the surface this is "Christian preaching," which should circumvent the buzzword detectors that filter out "liberal" messages.  

      But at its core, it takes aim directly at the heart of Rush's message, which is the emotional content of Rush's broadcasts.  And as such it will cost him audience share.

      Part 2 of the strategy is to create a syndicated humor broadcast that is either nonpartisan or bipartisan and wholly G-rated, and can get on the air on local stations.  This might involve two "anchors" who play off each others' lines and introduce various segments, skits, and so on.  

      What we need for that is to recruit a couple of talented stand-up comedians who are willing to abide by the general paradigm of being nonpartisan or bipartisan, and G-rated, and not indulge in anything more "mean" than "slip on a banana peel" type jokes.  Then assemble an associated cast who can do the various segments etc.  

      Then record a couple of broadcasts' worth of material (which can be done on a home studio 4-track machine or its modern equivalent, which produces better than FM-quality audio).  Then trot it around and see if there are enough stations willing to go for it as to make it possible to support the budget for talent and production.  

      There might even be a call-in segment for callers to tell their own "real life funny stories."  Though, that would have to be handled carefully and it would increase the operating cost of the program.  

      Next step is to move from one hour to two hours for each broadcast.  This could be done by expanding the call-in sections, while still using recorded material for the rest of it.

      What do you think?

      "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

      by G2geek on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 10:33:36 AM PST

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      •  What do I think? (4+ / 0-)

        I think that you, as usual, could have written this sort of strategy/tactics diary I enjoy writing better than I did, but I'm happy to have given you the chance to riff on this.  Yes, these are great ideas.  You think it's a go?

        Democrats must
        Earn the trust
        Of the 99% --
        That's our intent!

        "I love this goddamn country, and we're going to take it back." -- Saul Alinsky OCcupy!

        by Seneca Doane on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 11:07:35 AM PST

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        •  holy cow.... (2+ / 0-)
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          cassandracarolina, NM Ray

          .... either a) each of us thinks the other is better at this than he is (I've made no secret of believing you're a brilliant political strategist) in which case I'll blush, or b) that was a very cleverly delivered slap on the wrist for something roughly similar to diary hijacking, in which case I'll consider myself well-chastized (and also blush).

          BTW, Wu Ming is another one who has an excellent grasp of strategy; I'ld like to get together a 3-way call with the three of us one of these days.  

          And YES I think it's a go.  

          What we could do is recruit a couple of progressive churches or possibly progressive experts on the religious right (e.g. Troutfishing, Fred Clarkson) to put together the wording for the ads to run on Limbaugh, since it will take expertise to do this in a manner that will work.

          Re. the comedy radio thing, we could start going to stand-up comedy clubs to look for talent for this.  But we really need to be sure we find anchors who are grounded enough to want to stay within the boundaries of "nonpartisan/bipartisan, and wholly G-rated, and nothing meaner than a banana peel."  This may be difficult since comedians by nature tend to have strong egos (a necessary prerequisite for the job) and like to push the limits (ditto), but none the less I think it can be done.

          (Randi Rhodes is great but she's clearly identified as a lib'rul so she couldn't do this one.)

          If we wanted to exercise huge gonads, we'd try to get in touch with Terry Gilliam (Monty Python) and ask for his advice, and ask if he knows anyone, or how we should go about finding someone.  The chances of him wanting to do the show are approximately zero, but he could give us some pointers.  And there's a small but nonzero chance he could get interested in helping this go.  His endorsement would of course be priceless.  (A quick look-up says he's now 71 years old and his Wikipedia entry is definitely worth a read.)

          "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

          by G2geek on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 11:27:49 AM PST

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      •  I'm going to try it (0+ / 0-)

        one a personal, one-to-on level, see if i can build some empirical support.

  •  Only if Crashing Vor does the voice over... (6+ / 0-)

    in a hula skirt while playing the ukelele.

  •  i heard glen back advertise on randi rhodes (10+ / 0-)

    yesterday.
    nearly sh*t a brick!

    "Without Art, we are but monkeys with car keys"

    by stagemom on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 09:29:13 AM PST

  •  Operation "Jalapeno Grill" (3+ / 0-)
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    Seneca Doane, kestrel9000, Puddytat

    'canter' is a horse's gait - 'cantor' is a horse's ass. - GayIthacan

    by qannabbos on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 09:29:27 AM PST

  •  while (8+ / 0-)

    While the thought is deliciously nasty, I shudder at the thought of That Man vacuuming up any more money.  Advertising on his show postpones the time when he'll stop polluting the nation's airwaves.  And I'd hate for our ad to be the one that leaves him just solvent enough to weather the storm long enough for public attention to turn to the newest Outrage Of The Week and see advertisers quietly take up his cause again.

  •  I'm George Soros' cat (11+ / 0-)

    ...and I approve this suggestion.

    Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time. (Terry Pratchett)

    by angry marmot on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 09:35:12 AM PST

  •  Dear Listeners (11+ / 0-)

    "Some facts you may not know.

    Cutting taxes on the rich doesn't create jobs.
    There have been more private sector jobs created during Obama's administration than there were under Bush's.
    Sandra Fluke did not mention sex once in her testimony.
    Human caused climate change is real,  and so is President Obama's birth certificate.

    Thanks for listening."

    In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra En théorie, il n'y a aucune différence entre théorie et pratique, mais en pratique, il y a toujours une différence. - Yogi Berra

    by blue aardvark on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 09:38:20 AM PST

    •  Presenting them with facts *would* be good (6+ / 0-)

      but I also want to get past their defenses, make them regret being stooges in Rush's enterprise.  Sort of a "dudes, you're listening to this sorry crap?" approach.

      You know who could narrate a good ad?  Howard Stern!

      Democrats must
      Earn the trust
      Of the 99% --
      That's our intent!

      "I love this goddamn country, and we're going to take it back." -- Saul Alinsky OCcupy!

      by Seneca Doane on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 09:40:57 AM PST

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      •  Clint Eastwood's recent statement (3+ / 0-)
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        Seneca Doane, Puddytat, buddabelly

        on the stupidity of opposing same-sex marriage would be a nice fit too.  

        "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

        by lgmcp on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 09:50:58 AM PST

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      •  see my post above. complete strategy. (3+ / 0-)
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        Sychotic1, Seneca Doane, SoCalSal

        Sorry if that was posted under your TJ but it wasn't labeled TJ and I saw another post there, so it looked like an OK place to post.

        Anyway, it's the complete strategy for going after Rush and ultimately removing enough of his audience to put him out of business.  

        Key concept: honey attracts more bees than vinegar.  

        "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

        by G2geek on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 10:39:12 AM PST

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        •  It was a great place to post (1+ / 0-)
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          G2geek

          High profile is better for your comment, and I agree about honey vs. vinegar.

          Democrats must
          Earn the trust
          Of the 99% --
          That's our intent!

          "I love this goddamn country, and we're going to take it back." -- Saul Alinsky OCcupy!

          by Seneca Doane on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 11:09:05 AM PST

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      •  I'm concocting a LTE in this direction (0+ / 0-)

        I'm thinking of writing it in a snark voice that never breaks character and titling it

        Hey Libs, Rush apologized, Move On

        OK, so what if he only apologized for a couple of the words he used in his 52 separate attacks, at least he apologized.  Sure, every single thing that Rush claimed Sandra Fluke said was a pure fabrication, but that is his artistic license.  He shouldn't even have had to apologize for exercising his free speech, this IS still the United States of America Isn't it?  Now, I know that Rush swore he wasn't making any of this up, I believe his exact words were:

        "I'm not making any of it up.  You put all the details that she brought forth.  She's struggling financially. Why?  Just quote her.  Her sex life is active and she's having sex so frequently that she can't afford all the birth control pills that she needs.  Is what she's saying.  You put that in the story and it changes for everybody."

        But Rush says he's not making up stuff all the time, it's one of his catch lines.  So what if he was making it all up?  You smarty-pants, Volvo-driving Libtards just don't understand Rush's humor.

        Something along those lines ...

        Free: The Authoritarians - all about those who follow strong leaders.

        by kbman on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 11:20:45 AM PST

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  •  You just want some new trolls to play with (5+ / 0-)

    Admit it.

  •  Brilliant. (4+ / 0-)

    I'm all for it.  

    In trying to imagine a lucid, brief, and effective appeal to their better selves, I do tend to get just a bit stuck.  

    But when you mentioned one's own daughters' point of view on shaming birth control users ... that one felt right.

    Also for some reason I keep thinking of Bruce Springsteen spots.  He seems to have a much better chance of reaching them in his own voice than most of us ever would.

    "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

    by lgmcp on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 09:48:48 AM PST

  •  Tell Rush listeners what they already know (7+ / 0-)

    The best ad to the Limbaugh audience would be one that reinforces what they already know.

    (voice over ominous music bed)
    "Folks, your government has been taken from you by wealthy special interests.  The people who write the laws in our country don't care about our concerns, they only care about the concerns of the wealthy special interests.  We can protect our law-makers from the corrupting influence of the wealthy special interests by making all our elections funded by the many people who are being governed, rather than by the few people with the most money."

    (music brightens and swells)
    We can free our country from the tyranny of the wealthy few, an dstrengthen and renew our democratic traditions.  End government for the wealthy and priviledged.  Restore government by the people, of the people, and for the people.  Call your representative now and tell them......"

    Even low-information Limbaugh listerers understand how the wealthy control our country.  Stating a premise that they already agree with, and add a workable solution to the problem might be a way to reach a whole new audience with a winning message for our country.

    "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

    by Hugh Jim Bissell on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 09:49:22 AM PST

  •  Limbaugh's acknowledged us... (5+ / 0-)

    ...on his show, saying that he's talking to people "new to the program".  Too bad I'm leaving him babbling in the background to listen to the ads.

    Portland (KEX) ads, 9:15 - 9:36:

    9:21 - KEX promo.
    9:21 - Hillsdale College, by Gasbag himself.
    9:22 - Winning Our Future SuperPAC ad for Newt Gingrich, mostly mudslinging against Rmoney.
    9:23 - Lifelock
    9:23 - "Free CD about Annuities" - repeated 800 number, no ID.  Could not find the owner by Googling the number.
    9:24 - Andro 400, a "testosterone booster".  Allrighty, then....
    9:25 - KEX weather break.

    9:30 - Newsbreak
    9:31 - Bravo "Shahs of Sunset".  Ye gods, Jersey Shore West.
    9:31 - KEX promo for Michael Berry.  Sounds even worse than Rush, calling people "HI-spanics".
    9:32 - 3 more KEX promos.  Looks like there aren't any local advertisers!

    9:44 - Winning for America (Newt again)
    9:46 - Lear Capital - GOLD! GOLD! GOLD!  
    9:46 - Budget Blinds - a legitimate advertiser!  Call 800-270-3166 to have the installer go on and on about unemployment figures!
    9:47 - KEX weather break.

    Outro/intro music - "It's Your Thing" by The Isley Brothers; "Bang a Gong" - by T. Rex; "Always on My Mind" - Pet Shop Boys

    Rush doesn't make me angry as much as bore me.....

    9-11 changed everything? Well, Katrina changed it back.

    by varro on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 09:53:28 AM PST

  •  I think it's a great idea but (2+ / 0-)
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    Seneca Doane, 88kathy

    I don't think making fun of his listeners is a good idea. Everything else though.

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    by JamieG from Md on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 09:59:12 AM PST

  •  I like your plan (3+ / 0-)
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    Seneca Doane, Sychotic1, buddabelly

    Get those folks while they're inside the bubble.  Nothing from the outside tends to penetrate.

    There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

    by Puddytat on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 10:00:25 AM PST

  •  best way to reach voters in red states! (2+ / 0-)
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    Seneca Doane, 88kathy

    to educate the misinformed- very efficient!

    This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and partisan lying by broadcasting sports on Limbaugh radio stations.

    by certainot on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 10:01:49 AM PST

  •  BTW, granger and oreilly auto parts on in ABQ NM (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Seneca Doane

    for limbaugh

    This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and partisan lying by broadcasting sports on Limbaugh radio stations.

    by certainot on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 10:04:25 AM PST

  •  It's very tempting (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    varro

    and an interesting idea. But it may catch on and then suddenly ad revenue is no longer an issue for Limbaugh and the stations that carry his show.

    Instead, let's increase our efforts to get the hateful loudmouth forced off AFN and pushed-off the airwaves once and for all.

    No ads for Limbaugh.


    Not this mind and not this heart, I won't rot • Mumford & Sons

    by jayden on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 10:15:51 AM PST

    •  One week per month (3+ / 0-)
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      kestrel9000, buddabelly, Sychotic1

      of 3 ads per show is not going to save Limbaugh's bacon.

      Fostering depression and dissension among his listeners with ridicule, though, pays big dividends -- and for a long time.

      The best part is that when he finds that they're there, he won't be able to stop railing against them, thereby building their message.

      Democrats must
      Earn the trust
      Of the 99% --
      That's our intent!

      "I love this goddamn country, and we're going to take it back." -- Saul Alinsky OCcupy!

      by Seneca Doane on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 10:32:11 AM PST

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  •  Copy isn't immediately (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Seneca Doane, buddabelly

    coming to me, but here are a few thoughts:
    Voice talent should be female.
    THE SPOT MUST REPEAT MUST BE VOICED BY NON-AFTRA TALENT.
    See ipsos' reclisted "most important thing" diary. In fact, the vice work should be done by a volunteer and the spot should say, "I wasn't paid to do this." I can find someone.
    A possible first line or second line would be something along the lines of, "Rush said he was sorry for acting so much like the left that despises him. I'm on the left, and you won't hear me calling anyone names during this sixty seconds."

    "That the people have a right to bear arms for the defence of themselves and the State ..."- Vermont Constitution Chapter 1, Article 16

    by kestrel9000 on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 10:20:48 AM PST

  •  Call it the Rush is laughing at you series. (1+ / 0-)
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    Seneca Doane

    Tell them the truth and then a picture of Rush laughing.

    Call it the Rush fooled you again..

    Rush told you a lie and you fell for it again.

    Not a real soldier.  etc. etc.

    . . . from Julie, Julia. "Oh, well. Boo-hoo. Now what?"

    by 88kathy on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 10:26:30 AM PST

  •  I'll keep my own counsel (0+ / 0-)

    about the merits of this idea but ...

    If it is enthusiastically supported by anyone who opposed "Operation Hilarity" ..

    Well I'm just sayin'

    I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
    but I fear we will remain Democrats.

    by twigg on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 10:27:55 AM PST

    •  Haha -- thank you for your discretion (3+ / 0-)
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      twigg, Sychotic1, buddabelly

      Yes, the two ideas are second-cousins, but this has more content than a mere (ambiguous) vote.

      Democrats must
      Earn the trust
      Of the 99% --
      That's our intent!

      "I love this goddamn country, and we're going to take it back." -- Saul Alinsky OCcupy!

      by Seneca Doane on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 10:33:18 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  To be fair (2+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        buddabelly, Seneca Doane

        I tipped your Jar and I never actually gave an opinion on Operation Hilarity.

        On that score my only comment was that tactical voting was perfectly legitimate and practised regularly in other places.

        I only commented here that folk might draw the parallels in the context of the "Hair on fire" response last time :)

        I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
        but I fear we will remain Democrats.

        by twigg on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 10:36:45 AM PST

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        •  I see this as very different and I was vehemently (2+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          Seneca Doane, twigg

          opposed to OH.....

          That was messing with the vote, imo a semi sacred process that we fuck with at our own risk....

          This is a brilliant idea to plant a seed in a fertile garden when the gardener's not looking.....And honestly there's so many seeds to plant, it matters not which is chosen.....

          I like the one upthread that uses an already held belief, the rich control everything, to sow dissent and discord in their party......

          Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
          I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
          Emiliano Zapata

          by buddabelly on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 11:07:37 AM PST

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          •  Your "Messing with the vote" (1+ / 0-)
            Recommended by:
            buddabelly

            is the next guys tactical voting.

            "Messing with the vote" is what Republicans do, when they exclude voters from the Polls.

            Voting is what voters do, and they are perfectly free to vote for anyone they like, for whatever reason they see fit.

            Giving money to Rush Limbaugh is better?

            How?

            I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
            but I fear we will remain Democrats.

            by twigg on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 11:48:03 AM PST

            [ Parent ]

            •  one it's not money to rush, it's to the local (0+ / 0-)

              station...Rush's contract covers him no matter what I'm sure...

              And the main reason, OH gave the republics a built in excuse to cry while done right, this could get into the subconscious and wreak havoc with their preconceptions......

              That' why I like the "rich control everything" meme it's already in there, it just needs a little reinforcement.....

              Those who choose to vote"strategically" as you put it can do what they want, my problem was with the organized aspect of it and the fact that Santorum is a much scarier candidate in Nov....Shit happens and if it does, the last person I want to go against is the true believer with the energized base...

              The best thing possible we could hope for is to have rMoney shoved down their throat so they feel disenfranchised by their own party leaders.  That leads to a demoralized base who won't show up.....Plus with the fundy problem with Mormons, honestly we couldn't hope for a better opponent than rMoney not only for the Presidential election but all the way down the ticket, rMoney is the key to a swing election....

              imo of course, ymmv....

              Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
              I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
              Emiliano Zapata

              by buddabelly on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 12:45:00 PM PST

              [ Parent ]

    •  You can't sign this petition unless you are pure. (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Seneca Doane, twigg

      We do that all the time.

      . . . from Julie, Julia. "Oh, well. Boo-hoo. Now what?"

      by 88kathy on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 10:46:48 AM PST

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  •  Expose a Rush Lie. Then have Rush say (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Seneca Doane, Sychotic1, PSzymeczek

    'That otta hold the little bastards'  Laugh and light a cigar.

    . . . from Julie, Julia. "Oh, well. Boo-hoo. Now what?"

    by 88kathy on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 10:30:27 AM PST

  •  Meh, I have a lifetime subscription over there (0+ / 0-)

    and wouldn't even get to see them.

  •  Another issue-avoidance tactic: (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Seneca Doane, buddabelly

    Don't say Rush's name. Say, "The host of this program" or simply, "this program."

    "That the people have a right to bear arms for the defence of themselves and the State ..."- Vermont Constitution Chapter 1, Article 16

    by kestrel9000 on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 10:39:49 AM PST

  •  You See This (Opposition Ads) On DKos All The Time (1+ / 0-)
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    Seneca Doane

    And Markos even wrote about it himself once. Right now, I'm looking at an ad sponsored by Newsmax.

    I don't see why not, this is (still) America, after all.

  •  Here's a "Pay to Say" radio ad... (1+ / 0-)
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    Seneca Doane

    The "Pay to Say" radio ad has the same dialogue except for the last (tag) line. That way, anybody and everybody can get in on the act. Here's an example:

    Polite Male Voice says:
    "Mind if I smoke?"

    Polite Female Voice says:
    "Not at all. Please smoke outside."

    Announcer:
    "Times have changed since smoking in public was acceptable. People still smoke - just not in public.

    Now about listening to this (Rush Limbaugh) radio program...

    Polite Male Voice says:
    "Mind if I listen to this?"

    Polite Female Voice says:
    "Thank you for asking."

    "Honestly, ..."

    __________

    And the tag line is what the community and supporters "pay to say."

    i.e. "Honestly, I'd rather listen to sports before listening to this program..." and/or

    "Honestly, listening to this makes me upset - not happy..." and/or

    "Honestly, I wish you would go listen to this by yourself in your car..."

    etc.

    The purpose of the advertising is to demonstrate that it is not polite to listen to Hate Radio in the presence of others unless you have permission.

    We are the 99% - OWS

    by TriangleNC on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 03:38:01 PM PST

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