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July Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-03-04 09:13 AM
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15. They've gone further than Newt's buzz words, too.
Now, the right is completely comfortable talking about Democrats as unpatriotic traitors, using comparisons to Saddam and bin Laden, and convincing the unthinking that "morality" and "liberal"(or "Democrat") are mutually exclusive terms.

They've got their bigmouths (Limbaugh, Coulter, etc.) making ridiculous labels stick by shouting them out every chance they get.

I agree with you that we need to "seize the meme."

I would also like more people to point out to the brainwashed that their bullshit detectors are broken.
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  -Why Republican Rhetoric Works GRocky  Aug-02-04 11:37 PM   #0 
  - personally I think it is because people have turned off  tigereye   Aug-02-04 11:43 PM   #1 
  - and have no clue what good journalism is about  tiedye   Aug-05-04 01:24 AM   #49 
  - Insecure people build themselves up by belittling others.  NightOwwl   Aug-02-04 11:48 PM   #2 
  - I've become skeptical of character assasinations  tiedye   Aug-05-04 01:31 AM   #50 
  - God, I hate being in a social enviroment with insecure people.  ParisFrance   Aug-05-04 10:29 PM   #55 
  - Yes, it is an us against them tactic  Robbien   Aug-02-04 11:51 PM   #3 
  - I agree and that was one reason Gore didn't quite make in in 2000  Democat   Aug-02-04 11:54 PM   #4 
  - Remember though, Gore  shraby   Aug-03-04 12:07 AM   #6 
     - Again, he was too "nice" to fight for what he won  Democat   Aug-03-04 12:23 AM   #9 
        - KICK!  calimary   Aug-03-04 09:59 AM   #19 
  - Rather than "dog eat dog" -  drfemoe   Aug-03-04 12:03 AM   #5 
  - How do you stop the bullies?  sandnsea   Aug-03-04 12:18 AM   #7 
  - fascist rhetoric works here for the same reason the salem witch...  JSJ   Aug-03-04 12:20 AM   #8 
  - How do you improve education when your party has no power?  Democat   Aug-03-04 12:28 AM   #10 
  - ugly trait of human nature n/t  shockingelk   Aug-03-04 12:28 AM   #11 
  - But would it work for the left?  GRocky   Aug-03-04 09:04 AM   #14 
  - Careful pre-planned choice of words and phrases  Bernardo de La Paz   Aug-03-04 12:35 AM   #12 
  - Seize the meme and make it your own. Great phrase.  Robbien   Aug-03-04 01:10 AM   #13 
  - They've gone further than Newt's buzz words, too.  July   Aug-03-04 09:13 AM   #15 
  - Great post - welcome to DU  NewJeffCT   Aug-03-04 09:20 AM   #17 
     - One of the ways we fell out of power  Blue Wally   Aug-04-04 04:59 AM   #42 
  - Bigger loudspeaker, repetition.  Mighty Undecided   Aug-03-04 09:19 AM   #16 
  - It is ESSENTIAL that we TAKE BACK the language.  calimary   Aug-03-04 09:56 AM   #18 
  - Another reason why it works: they are in charge  rman   Aug-03-04 10:41 AM   #20 
  - No, Another reason they are in charge: it works  sampsonblk   Aug-03-04 12:33 PM   #30 
     - it started as early as Nixon, stepped up with Reagan  rman   Aug-04-04 03:05 AM   #41 
  - An unhealthy level of "Woim Syndrome"  JHB   Aug-03-04 10:51 AM   #21 
  - A few other thoughts....  nctomatoman   Aug-03-04 11:10 AM   #22 
  - great discussion  Chili   Aug-03-04 11:11 AM   #23 
  - Interesting  Green Lantern   Aug-03-04 07:20 PM   #39 
  - IOW  drfemoe   Aug-05-04 12:49 AM   #43 
  - Roger that  Green Lantern   Aug-05-04 10:05 PM   #51 
  - Eh  Moonbeam_Starlight   Aug-05-04 10:28 PM   #54 
  - I should have read your post first  Moonbeam_Starlight   Aug-05-04 10:27 PM   #53 
  - now I see...  Chili   Aug-03-04 11:12 AM   #24 
  - "yes, but..." has to be replaced with "no way" or else  Mighty Undecided   Aug-03-04 11:14 AM   #25 
  - Another case: "ties with terrorists":  skip fox   Aug-03-04 11:17 AM   #26 
  - They appeal to man's  bushwentawol   Aug-03-04 11:24 AM   #27 
  - Democrats Must Fight Back  erpowers   Aug-03-04 12:20 PM   #28 
  - So, the Black/White view vs shades of grey  nctomatoman   Aug-03-04 12:33 PM   #29 
  - Not just fight back, that means we are on the defensive  Democat   Aug-03-04 03:37 PM   #33 
  - The Brutal Facsist ALWAYS lurks within us. There are those  tom_paine   Aug-03-04 12:35 PM   #31 
  - It is carefully crafted  skygazer   Aug-03-04 12:43 PM   #32 
  - Well - Organized Evil  AuntieM1957   Aug-03-04 05:40 PM   #34 
  - and never say War in Iraq  tiedye   Aug-05-04 01:17 AM   #47 
  - It is an organized effort on the CONS part...  Lone_Wolf   Aug-03-04 05:57 PM   #35 
  - It works because they just make up shit  Bush was AWOL   Aug-03-04 05:59 PM   #36 
  - and FOX sends internal memos  tiedye   Aug-05-04 01:07 AM   #45 
  - Republicans have an easier sell. They sell greed and hatred,  Cat Atomic   Aug-03-04 06:14 PM   #37 
  - Republicanism is marketed as McPolitics  greekspeak   Aug-03-04 06:23 PM   #38 
  - don't forget the news media  carnie_sf   Aug-04-04 02:42 AM   #40 
  - Hannity looks like  tiedye   Aug-05-04 12:58 AM   #44 
  - I heard that God speaks through Bush so you're WRONG!  Cronus   Aug-05-04 01:14 AM   #46 
  - Fortunately, God sees through him, rather  tiedye   Aug-05-04 01:21 AM   #48 
  - You want me to list the reasons  Moonbeam_Starlight   Aug-05-04 10:25 PM   #52 

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