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22. How bout: "America deserves better"
Edited on Thu Oct-20-05 03:52 PM by phiddle
It's positive about the country, while slamming the Repubs, and in only 3 words.
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  -Reid floats Democrats' 2006 slogan: 'America Can Do Better' phrase appeari NVMojo  Oct-20-05 03:25 PM   #0 
  - That and "Culture of Corruption".  ck4829   Oct-20-05 03:26 PM   #1 
  - I vote for "Culture of Corruption" but we Dems worry that it will bring up  KoKo01   Oct-20-05 03:35 PM   #13 
  - They need to get Some Marketing Professonals and dump Reid's musings.  KoKo01   Oct-20-05 03:37 PM   #17 
  - We're Democrats. We don't consult marketing professionals.  AZBlue   Oct-21-05 01:43 PM   #165 
  - That didn't stop Newt Gingrich from emphasizing it in 1994  Ignacio Upton   Oct-20-05 04:37 PM   #47 
  - Right out of Newt's playbook!  singersongs   Oct-21-05 08:59 PM   #191 
     - I second the motion!  PurpleChez   Oct-22-05 06:32 AM   #195 
  - one way to fix that: purge corrupt Dems too  yurbud   Oct-20-05 06:20 PM   #69 
  - Indeed!  Zhade   Oct-21-05 02:31 PM   #169 
  - Here are more accurate slogans for Reid and his gang...  Voltaire99   Oct-23-05 12:14 AM   #208 
  - This would be good as a catchy talking point, but it doesn't speak  wisteria   Oct-20-05 09:08 PM   #96 
  - Then play into it: "We'll do ya right"  struggle4progress   Oct-20-05 10:27 PM   #106 
  - I wouldn't want to be synonymous with that slogan. These are better.  Mugsy   Oct-21-05 10:02 AM   #144 
  - Im new here...  Progressive21   Oct-21-05 10:46 AM   #150 
  - Clenis = Clinton  Gronk Groks   Oct-21-05 01:15 PM   #163 
  - Welcome to DU, Progressive21!  Barrett808   Oct-21-05 03:30 PM   #174 
  - I'm guessing that that's some rethug's mangling of "Clinton"?  PurpleChez   Oct-22-05 06:30 AM   #194 
  - Pelosi's been using both  sandnsea   Oct-20-05 04:13 PM   #40 
  - we need a positive message first --  orangepeel68   Oct-20-05 06:49 PM   #79 
  - That's unfortunately proven to be a losing strategy  depakid   Oct-20-05 09:37 PM   #101 
  - no it hasn't  orangepeel68   Oct-21-05 10:56 AM   #153 
  - FLAY THE WEASELS!  eppur_se_muova   Oct-22-05 03:27 PM   #203 
  - How's about, "Culture of Conscience"?  Just Me   Oct-21-05 07:05 AM   #130 
  - an additional suggestion  radfringe   Oct-22-05 06:38 AM   #196 
  - You mean Dean's slogan, "We can do better than that?"  wtmusic   Oct-20-05 03:26 PM   #2 
  - "America" is more clearly inclusive...  Orsino   Oct-20-05 07:10 PM   #82 
  - I like Dean's better  OzarkDem   Oct-20-05 07:34 PM   #89 
  - Didn't Kerry use that a lot? n/t  TimeToGo   Oct-20-05 03:27 PM   #3 
  - Yes - very often  karynnj   Oct-20-05 04:08 PM   #33 
  - And it was a loser (by a bit of finegled vote fraud)  ShockediSay   Oct-20-05 08:30 PM   #92 
  - I do remember hearing him say that. n/t  wisteria   Oct-20-05 09:05 PM   #95 
  - Americans deserve better than their getting.  wisteria   Oct-20-05 09:20 PM   #99 
  - Too many words. Gotta' have three or less. Morning in America,  flamin lib   Oct-20-05 03:27 PM   #4 
  - I like that better !!!  LSparkle   Oct-20-05 03:31 PM   #7 
  - How bout FUCK THOSE GUYS.  henslee   Oct-20-05 04:09 PM   #34 
  - or DIE GREEDY PIGS.  henslee   Oct-20-05 04:10 PM   #36 
  - How about this one?  Boneman   Oct-20-05 04:57 PM   #52 
  - AH!  Teena   Oct-21-05 11:35 PM   #193 
  - How bout "fuck allayous!"  lonestarnot   Oct-20-05 05:53 PM   #62 
  - "Use Your Brain." nt  BullGooseLoony   Oct-20-05 07:07 PM   #81 
  - "Have you had enough?" was the GOP slogan in 1946.  alcibiades_mystery   Oct-20-05 07:12 PM   #84 
  - LEGALIZE IT  MarsThe Cat   Oct-20-05 11:15 PM   #115 
  - Yeah.. That's a great idea..  damkira   Oct-21-05 03:15 AM   #125 
     - Well, it's A LOT better than"FUCK THOSE GUYS"...  MarsThe Cat   Oct-21-05 07:15 AM   #131 
     - Perhaps...  damkira   Oct-21-05 11:18 PM   #192 
     - Nobody's getting elected to anything on pot.  trogdor   Oct-21-05 08:39 AM   #140 
        - You can't be all that open to it, if the idea loses you.  Zhade   Oct-21-05 02:32 PM   #170 
  - Three words are better. "Enough is enough!"  Mugsy   Oct-21-05 10:09 AM   #146 
     - I like that!!  PegDAC   Oct-21-05 11:16 AM   #154 
  - How about "bringing honor and integrity back to the White House..."  cyberpj   Oct-20-05 03:29 PM   #5 
  - But you need to add "this time for real"  karynnj   Oct-20-05 05:37 PM   #57 
  - "Merka can done do-ed better then them I recon."  politicaholic   Oct-20-05 03:30 PM   #6 
  - It's weak and whiny. Three words or less, please!  stopbush   Oct-20-05 03:32 PM   #8 
  - Restore America!!  mamalone   Oct-20-05 03:57 PM   #24 
  - Me too!  beltanefauve   Oct-21-05 01:34 AM   #119 
  - Evolve or die.  AusTexDem   Oct-21-05 05:42 AM   #126 
  - ...even the uptight religious right!!!  NVMojo   Oct-21-05 02:03 AM   #121 
  - That is the line..."NO MORE" !!!!!!!!  Gronk Groks   Oct-21-05 01:27 PM   #164 
  - That was the catch phrase for Kerry's campaign at the convention.  blm   Oct-20-05 03:32 PM   #9 
  - I find it ironic that Reid would use a Kerry slogan ...  NVMojo   Oct-20-05 03:43 PM   #20 
  - Too many words. Gotta' be three or less.  flamin lib   Oct-20-05 04:17 PM   #43 
  - NO KING GEORGE!  blm   Oct-20-05 04:20 PM   #45 
  - Kerry lifted it from Dean. Dean was using it LONG before that.  Carolab   Oct-20-05 10:13 PM   #103 
     - So what your saying is it is a standard Dem phrase.  second edition   Oct-20-05 10:56 PM   #111 
        - No, Dean is the one who made it "well known" if you'd paid attention.  Carolab   Oct-20-05 11:28 PM   #116 
        - Guess you never noticed that Kerry and Wellstone wrote the Clean Elections  blm   Oct-21-05 08:12 AM   #137 
           - Not talking about congressional history. Talking about the message.  Carolab   Oct-21-05 12:58 PM   #159 
              - It's standard practice for any nominee to carry aspects of his opponents'  blm   Oct-21-05 02:27 PM   #167 
                 - Problem is they were using his messages while he was active.  Carolab   Oct-21-05 04:19 PM   #177 
                    - Considering Kerry was using similar themes since 1985, and wrote the  blm   Oct-22-05 04:01 PM   #204 
        - Not even a standard Dem phrase  loyalsister   Oct-23-05 03:45 AM   #211 
  - Had Enough? Vote Democratic.  mestup   Oct-20-05 03:33 PM   #10 
  - Very nice. /nt  kevsand   Oct-20-05 04:08 PM   #32 
  - Now that, I Like  JPZenger   Oct-21-05 01:14 PM   #162 
  - Much better! How about adding "If not, you're part of the problem!"  FighttheFuture   Oct-21-05 02:45 PM   #172 
  - Best one yet !  Catchawave   Oct-21-05 07:21 PM   #189 
  - L-A-M-E  wtbymark   Oct-20-05 03:33 PM   #11 
  - My idea: "America defeated the Redcoats..."  brentspeak   Oct-20-05 03:34 PM   #12 
  - How about RESTORE DEMOCRACY  Nancy Waterman   Oct-20-05 03:37 PM   #16 
     - I like it  brentspeak   Oct-20-05 03:38 PM   #18 
     - OOOOOOOOOH! Good one!!  mamalone   Oct-20-05 03:58 PM   #26 
     - Good one! n/t  JudyM   Oct-20-05 06:44 PM   #77 
     - Excellent suggestion, Nancy!  NEOBuckeye   Oct-20-05 07:49 PM   #91 
     - I like it too ...you could use it at the beginning phrase of many ideas ..  NVMojo   Oct-21-05 02:06 AM   #122 
     - Restore Democracy. Outvote Diebold.  Peace Patriot   Oct-20-05 08:34 PM   #93 
     - That's a great one! nt  Mad_Dem_X   Oct-21-05 07:53 AM   #134 
     - That's "Vote Democrat" not "Democratic".  Mugsy   Oct-21-05 10:15 AM   #147 
  - How about "Had Enough, America"? Let's all write to Reid and tell  sinkingfeeling   Oct-20-05 03:36 PM   #14 
  - Indeed it is weak and conciliatory and ambiguous.  endarkenment   Oct-20-05 04:09 PM   #35 
  - "Its time to clean house, America". NT.  endarkenment   Oct-20-05 06:08 PM   #64 
  - I actually like that one!  patsified   Oct-20-05 04:50 PM   #49 
  - I was going to suggest "America Deserves Better" to appeal...  TWriterD   Oct-21-05 09:10 AM   #143 
  - better would be "America MUST Do Better"  brentspeak   Oct-20-05 03:37 PM   #15 
  - I dunno  Teaser   Oct-20-05 03:51 PM   #21 
     - We ARE failing  brentspeak   Oct-20-05 03:57 PM   #25 
  - Where have I seen that before...I know! Behind Howard Dean at  MrsGrumpy   Oct-20-05 03:40 PM   #19 
  - How bout: "America deserves better"  phiddle   Oct-20-05 03:51 PM   #22 
  - That is much much better  sandnsea   Oct-20-05 04:12 PM   #38 
  - I've had that phrase in my head for months.  Dem2theMax   Oct-20-05 06:09 PM   #65 
  - Awesome.  kgfnally   Oct-21-05 02:48 AM   #124 
  - If I could, I'd award that the Gold Medal for...  kenny blankenship   Oct-20-05 03:55 PM   #23 
  - "America needs better"  phiddle   Oct-20-05 04:00 PM   #28 
  - Or in three words:  kevsand   Oct-20-05 04:10 PM   #37 
  - "America Deserves Better"  Il_Coniglietto   Oct-20-05 04:16 PM   #42 
  - Another vote for WEAK...  Earth_First   Oct-20-05 03:59 PM   #27 
  - Wow. That's really .... uninspiring.  0rganism   Oct-20-05 04:04 PM   #29 
  - It beats "We're not Republicans but we vote with them anyway."  struggle4progress   Oct-20-05 10:22 PM   #105 
  - BLAH. Howsabout "Kickin' Ass & Takin' Names?" -eom  Justitia   Oct-20-05 04:07 PM   #30 
  - or conversely, kickin names and takin ass  Kber   Oct-20-05 06:35 PM   # 
  - How about "Had enough corrupt crony incompetence yet"? eom.  endarkenment   Oct-20-05 04:07 PM   #31 
  - How about "Cut the Crap!"  kevsand   Oct-20-05 04:13 PM   #39 
  - My final attempts at three words (I promise)...  kevsand   Oct-20-05 04:14 PM   #41 
  - A bit vampiric...  Gronk Groks   Oct-21-05 04:10 PM   #175 
  - America HAS done better!  johncoby2   Oct-20-05 04:19 PM   #44 
  - How about get those fucking crooks outta the WH!  Tight_rope   Oct-20-05 04:27 PM   #46 
  - Pretty weak, in my opinion  patsified   Oct-20-05 04:49 PM   #48 
  - Words from The Wet Noodle Brigade.  gumby   Oct-20-05 04:52 PM   #50 
  - can we do better than this?  cosmicdot   Oct-20-05 04:53 PM   #51 
  - Restore America's Promise  peter from vermont   Oct-20-05 05:00 PM   #53 
  - I LIKE that one  indigo32   Oct-20-05 05:05 PM   #54 
  - I say we propose the Democratic "Vow for Improvement"  Tiggeroshii   Oct-20-05 05:11 PM   #55 
  - Democrats Can Do Better  Demeter   Oct-20-05 05:35 PM   #56 
  - Oh god.. Its bland as hell; is that the best they can do?  PaulHo   Oct-20-05 05:37 PM   #58 
  - I Prefer "American WILL Do Better" Not CAN  cryingshame   Oct-20-05 05:48 PM   #59 
  - or "America can't do worse" n/t  President Kerry   Oct-20-05 05:50 PM   #60 
  - LOL!  cryingshame   Oct-20-05 05:50 PM   #61 
  - America Should Do Better!  tecelote   Oct-20-05 06:03 PM   #63 
  - 'America needs a Raise'  kingofalldems   Oct-20-05 06:15 PM   #66 
  - Reid: Worse than Daschle  gulfcoastliberal   Oct-20-05 06:19 PM   #67 
  - I don't think it'll work  rox63   Oct-20-05 06:20 PM   #68 
  - How About "HEALTH CARE NOT WARFARE"  callady   Oct-20-05 06:21 PM   #70 
  - S-U-C-K-S!!!!! nt  VegasWolf   Oct-20-05 06:23 PM   #71 
  - we need harder hitting commercials--why didn't anyone use  yurbud   Oct-20-05 06:25 PM   #72 
  - I loved that "have and have mores" * speech ...said so much ...  NVMojo   Oct-21-05 02:10 AM   #123 
  - Democrats don't need a slogan as much as they need core values  IndianaGreen   Oct-20-05 06:25 PM   #73 
  - That's old!  Delphinus   Oct-20-05 06:26 PM   #74 
  - It gets better with age. n/t  wisteria   Oct-20-05 09:13 PM   #97 
  - the slogan is fitting for the current times.  wisteria   Oct-20-05 09:17 PM   #98 
  - Take out the trash  Nightwing   Oct-20-05 06:29 PM   #75 
  - More like "America Can't Do Worse" nt  TomClash   Oct-20-05 06:35 PM   #76 
  - How about " Had Enough?"  sallyseven   Oct-21-05 04:37 PM   #180 
  - meh....  Citizen Kang   Oct-20-05 06:48 PM   #78 
  - I can do better than that: "Failure and Incompetence"  Zynx   Oct-20-05 07:06 PM   #80 
  - Restore Our Integrity  DeadManInc   Oct-20-05 07:32 PM   #87 
  - WIMPY  WinkyDink   Oct-20-05 07:11 PM   #83 
  - Why don't they come up with a set of actual initiatives and BRAND THEM  Harvey Korman   Oct-20-05 07:23 PM   #85 
  - THIS IS A JOKE RIGHT?  BadGimp   Oct-20-05 07:30 PM   #86 
  - "Enough is enough"  belle   Oct-20-05 07:33 PM   #88 
  - "Wake Up, America"  belle   Oct-20-05 07:34 PM   #90 
  - Send it to them--that is exactly right! nt  coffeenap   Oct-21-05 07:51 AM   #133 
  - Enough is Enough: Paper ballots NOW! Hand counts NOW! Impeach NOW!  In Truth We Trust   Oct-21-05 08:45 PM   #190 
  - Sounds like a 1st grade teacher admonishing a kid....YUCK  Gloria   Oct-20-05 09:01 PM   #94 
  - TAKE BACK AMERICA  eppur_se_muova   Oct-21-05 04:29 PM   #178 
  - america can do better has no edge and its not catchy  natrat   Oct-20-05 09:29 PM   #100 
  - Nice double meaning. Might be a bit too head scratchy.  gulliver   Oct-20-05 09:51 PM   #102 
  - America can do better than the GOP culture of corruption  StopThePendulum   Oct-20-05 10:18 PM   #104 
  - it sounds disappointed and scolding... hmmm.. I don't know  anotherdrew   Oct-20-05 10:29 PM   #107 
  - My thought too, its an admonishment  OzarkDem   Oct-21-05 06:08 AM   #127 
     - Blame the victim mentality.  Child_Of_Isis   Oct-21-05 08:57 AM   #142 
  - It's weak.  aaronbees   Oct-20-05 10:35 PM   #108 
  - I like it, but i would change it slightly. America deserves better! n/t  second edition   Oct-20-05 10:48 PM   #109 
  - No shit. Really? We can do better?  Strawman   Oct-20-05 10:54 PM   #110 
  - Perhaps the DNC should start a suggestion box for catch phrases. n/t  second edition   Oct-20-05 10:58 PM   #112 
  - Gosh Darnit!! n/t  judaspriestess   Oct-20-05 11:00 PM   #113 
  - Make it simple, "American Is Better" if he likes Can Do  GetTheRightVote   Oct-20-05 11:10 PM   #114 
  - America can do MUCH better is more like it.  bunny planet   Oct-20-05 11:28 PM   #117 
  - Very similair to Kerry's slogan, and "A fresh start for America"  TheDonkey   Oct-21-05 01:08 AM   #118 
  - Was that his slogan?  OzarkDem   Oct-21-05 06:09 AM   #128 
  - I remember in 1976  beltanefauve   Oct-21-05 02:00 AM   #120 
  - I whole-heartedly support your position  PurpleChez   Oct-22-05 06:45 AM   #197 
  - That phrase didn't work last time.  Jawja   Oct-21-05 07:01 AM   #129 
  - It's feeble. You need positives more than "anti".  Bernardo de La Paz   Oct-21-05 07:44 AM   #132 
  - "America is better "  HoosierClarkie   Oct-21-05 07:55 AM   #135 
  - Bring America Back! Or, Take America Back!  coffeenap   Oct-21-05 07:59 AM   #136 
  - What's wrong with DEMOCRATS CAN DO BETTER......?  cyberpj   Oct-21-05 08:21 AM   #138 
  - Democrats Are Better  bhuddaboy   Oct-21-05 07:08 PM   #188 
  - Gotta admit I like Hoover's old slogan better  bunkerbuster1   Oct-21-05 08:29 AM   #139 
  - America can do A LOT better - Reclaim the Glory!  imouttahere   Oct-21-05 08:54 AM   #141 
  - It's hopeful...I think Howard used it in his campaign  realFedUp   Oct-21-05 10:05 AM   #145 
  - Bring America Back!  TayTay   Oct-21-05 10:27 AM   #148 
  - Back On Track  tgnyc   Oct-21-05 10:36 AM   #149 
  - How about "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too"?  AlGore-08.com   Oct-21-05 10:49 AM   #151 
  - More 'better'...  DirtyDawg   Oct-21-05 10:55 AM   #152 
  - Re-liberate our America.  Festivito   Oct-21-05 11:27 AM   #155 
  - How wimpy can you get?  LibDemAlways   Oct-21-05 11:58 AM   #156 
  - It's very weak  ernstbass   Oct-21-05 12:25 PM   #157 
  - I like "Bring Back the Good Times" n/t  Dr Fate   Oct-21-05 12:45 PM   #158 
  - How about: "Remember when government worked?"  Barrett808   Oct-21-05 12:59 PM   #160 
  - BEST ONE SO FAR, IMO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  blm   Oct-21-05 02:28 PM   #168 
  - Why, thank you, blm. Came to me this morning on the bus. n/t  Barrett808   Oct-21-05 03:29 PM   #173 
  - With photos of flooded NO, survivors in Superdome...  eppur_se_muova   Oct-21-05 04:42 PM   #181 
  - That would work nicely, wouldn't it?  Barrett808   Oct-22-05 01:59 PM   #202 
  - YES!!!!!!!  beltanefauve   Oct-21-05 06:47 PM   #186 
  - How About: "We're Not as Corrupt as Those Guys"  JPZenger   Oct-21-05 01:13 PM   #161 
  - America cannot do worse!  fshrink   Oct-21-05 02:05 PM   #166 
  - Weak. How about "Dems, not as sucky as Reps"? "Or, the "lesser" party"  FighttheFuture   Oct-21-05 02:43 PM   #171 
  - "It's the REPUBLICAN economy, Stupid!"  eppur_se_muova   Oct-21-05 04:17 PM   #176 
  - We can do better all right -- better SLOGAN, that is. n/t  Doremus   Oct-21-05 04:31 PM   #179 
  - 'Democrats Can Do Alot Better"  katty   Oct-21-05 04:59 PM   #182 
  - How about "PEACE JUSTICE PROSPERITY" ?  1620rock   Oct-21-05 05:16 PM   #183 
  - what the fuck is his problem  natrat   Oct-21-05 05:28 PM   #184 
  - OK, Let's use something that's been successful in the past....HERE  Gloria   Oct-21-05 05:39 PM   #185 
  - I'd like to see:  nittacci   Oct-21-05 06:47 PM   #187 
  - Sounds familiar? It should. John Kerry repeated, 'We can do better' all along  AirAmFan   Oct-22-05 07:24 AM   #198 
  - Slam(mer) it home  TheMadMonk   Oct-22-05 07:33 AM   #199 
  - BRING DEMOCRACY HOME  eppur_se_muova   Oct-22-05 01:22 PM   #200 
  - While they're at it, they could start floating the meme...  eppur_se_muova   Oct-22-05 01:29 PM   #201 
  - How about  sallyseven   Oct-22-05 04:51 PM   #205 
  - America Deserves Better  MagickMuffin   Oct-22-05 04:56 PM   #206 
  - True statement, but no UMPH  gapower   Oct-22-05 10:13 PM   #207 
  - both together  kick_them_hard   Oct-23-05 02:44 AM   #209 
  - How about "1291, and counting..."  baron j   Oct-23-05 03:42 AM   #210 
 

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