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Response to SomeGuyInEagan (Reply #60)

Sun Jul 8, 2012, 08:51 PM

61. Well, I can agree with that. Forward is the only way out.

The economy is clearly sick and stagnant, unemployment is on everyone's mind, and few people feel like things have improved much in the last 3 1/2 years.

As I see it, the election will turn on who can credibly offer a way forward. The Democratic Party message needs to present clearly graspable, clearly credible plans for restarting the economy. People's tolerance for political bullshit is at a low point.

Things really ARE that bad, and could very well worsen soon, given the slow-motion train wreck in Europe. A successful message must acknowledge that. Voters want a voice that can be trusted to say it like it is, rather than what some focus-group-based consultant says.

If the Party doesn't get rid of the bullshit, then just enough people might say what the hell, could Rmoney be any worse?

That's why I remind those interested in keeping a D in the White House that putting a petticoat on a pig does not change the fact that it's a pig. The numbers are our friend, if we speak about them honestly, and use them to craft a credible economic strategy.

By the way, I appreciate your civility, whether or not we have identical views. I know we want the same outcome.

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