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Reagan: "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and

Reagan: "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help."

I'm sure that's the way the people affected by Hurricane Sandy feel.

Posted by grahamhgreen | Thu Nov 1, 2012, 03:12 AM (7 replies)

Dems should pronounce 'Romney' as 'RAW-Money', not 'ROM-ney'

Say it slowly.

Rawmoney.

You know how R's ALWAYS pronounce our party name as the DemocRAT Party instead of the correct name - the Democratic Party?

Notice how you always hear the term "Job Creators" instead of "Filthy Rich" (another term we should use)?

This is a Frank Luntz thing, an evil Orwellian word manipulator and Republican strategist.

Here are some examples of word manipulation and importance of the EMOTIONAL impact of words from Frank's 14 words to never say (for RepubliCONS - another word we should use):

"NEVER SAY: Privatization/Private Accounts
INSTEAD SAY: Personalization/Personal Accounts

Many more Americans would "personalize" Social Security than "privatize" it. In fact, two-thirds
of America want to personalize Social Security while only one-third would privatize it. Why?
Personalizing Social Security suggests ownership and control over your retirement savings,

while privatizing it suggests a profit motive and winners and losers, BANISH PRIVATIZATION
FROM YOUR LEXICON.

4. Inheritance/Estate Tax - The Death Tax

NEVER SAY: Inheritance/Estate Tax
INSTEAD SAY: The Death Tax

5. A Global Economy/Globalization/Capitalism - Free Market Economy

NEVER SAY: Global Economy/Globalization/Capitalism
INSTEAD SAY: Free Market Economy

6. Outsourcing - Taxation, Regulation, Litigation, Innovation, Education

NEVER SAY: Outsourcing
INSTEAD SAY: Taxation, Regulation, Litigation, Innovation, Education

8. Foreign Trade - International Trade

NEVER SAY: Foreign Trade
INSTEAD SAY: International Trade

9. Drilling for oil - Exploring for energy

NEVER SAY: Drilling for oil
INSTEAD SAY: Exploring for energy

10. Tort Reform - Lawsuit Abuse Reform

NEVER SAY: Tort Reform
INSTEAD SAY: Lawsuit Abuse Reform

11. Trial Lawyer - Personal Injury Lawyer

NEVER SAY: Trial Lawyer
INSTEAD SAY: Personal Injury Lawyer"

See: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:8KvjPWTwFzkJ:journalism.uoregon.edu/~tbivins/J496/readings/LANGUAGE/wordsnevertosay.pdf+&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESiwRz6k2HD8MomTTG1fGkJxmSXD4Bu5LS64CvxS4ZsLn5KFOrHdl5Tji3S0bs-3zwrUztYBKwtaZljuZycLwfwo17r4vqDtpYFGoC2lyNDuzel17W_d3iOik5CCp5sjdOjUwtrd&sig=AHIEtbR5ZZyMEbsFQY5KZiiwE8_Rl5twyA



Anyway, you get the idea, for Dems, we should do the opposite of what is suggested by Frank Luntz above.

I would suggest we start using the term "RAW-money", instead of "ROM-ney".

That is all. Thanks!

Romney's (pronounced Raw-money's) Navy argument destroyed in 30 seconds (TYT)

&list=TL3lP2SDo3HQo&feature=player_detailpage

From Daily Beast Quotes for the Day -

"I'm going to make sure you get a job. Thanks Jeremy. Yeah, you bet," - Mitt Romney, October 16.

"As president, I will create 12 million new jobs," - Mitt Romney, October 16.

"The government doesn't create jobs," - Mitt Romney, October 16.


http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/10/quotes.html

They're not job creators, they are the hoarding class



The morbidly wealthy need our help - let's put them on a diet of 94% taxes, just like the greatest generation did.

Embrace Repeal and Replace: How to Steal the Republican thunder.

Who can disagree that we need to repeal and replace Obamacare?

Sure we do! With single-payer, or a public option!

Instead of running from the repeal and replace mantra, we simply need to CO-OPT it. This is how the Republicans operate, and we can do the same here.

Let's make REPEAL AND REPLACE a euphemism for the PUBLIC OPTION, and MEDICARE FOR ALL.

After all - that is what the majority of Americans support!

Rant off.

Posted by grahamhgreen | Thu Jul 5, 2012, 08:28 PM (6 replies)

From the Candidate Who Brought You 'Corporations are People' (Good for a Laugh)

Quick! Guess How Many Jobs Were Created Per Month During The Bush Administration...

"AVERAGE NUMBER OF JOBS CREATED PER MONTH BY THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION: 20,000

AVERAGE NUMBER OF JOBS CREATED PER MONTH BY THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION EXCLUDING THE DISASTROUS LAST YEAR: 65,000

NUMBER OF MONTHS IN THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION IN WHICH THERE WERE 500,000 OR MORE JOBS CREATED: 0.

(In fact, there were no months in the Bush Administration in which there were 400,000 jobs created).

Source: The BLS"

Not much more to it than that!

FROM Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/number-of-jobs-created-per-month-by-george-bush-2012-5
Posted by grahamhgreen | Sun May 6, 2012, 01:37 PM (6 replies)

Our 14.3 Trillion dollar debt and who/how it accumulated in a nutshell...



Please share.

12/3/2011 - Obama pushes payroll tax cut extension; 4/24/2012 - Social Security closer to insolvency

http://news.yahoo.com/obama-pushes-payroll-tax-cut-extension-111137992.html

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/la-na-medicare-report-20120424,0,4992334.story

One must wonder if the administration chooses to be complicit in damaging social security, or if they are completely deaf to Progressives who offer the best solutions to the countries problems - such as raising the cap on SS taxes on those making over 1 million a year which will make SS solvent for at least 75 years, as in Sen. Sanders currently proposed legislation (see http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/news/?id=f63d73c1-81df-4dfb-aac3-730092ed9406).

I hope he and his strategists realize just how much they need Progressives to win the election.

It would be nice to see him use the bully pulpit to continually push Sanders proposed legislation.






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