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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 02:54 PM
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Woo Hoo! ***Center For American Progress Launching Big War Room To Drive Obama Agenda***
Edited on Tue Mar-10-09 03:05 PM by Pirate Smile
Center For American Progress Launching Big War Room To Drive Obama Agenda

The Center for American Progress which has emerged as perhaps Washingtons most influential idea factory in the age of Obama is launching a major new war room, to be staffed by nearly a dozen people, that will focus on driving the White Houses message and agenda, Im told.

The Democratic operatives running the project are already holding a daily early morning call with dozens of operatives from liberal groups labor, health care, the environment to coordinate messaging and to deliver usable talking points for the day, according to liberal operative Jennifer Palmieri, whos the projects communications director.

The new war room which is called Progressive Media represents a serious ratcheting up of efforts to present a united liberal front in the coming policy wars. The goal of the war room will be to do hard-hitting research that boils down complex policy questions into usable talking points and narratives that play well in the media and build public support for the White Houses policy goals.

Were trying to break policy down into digestible bits that mean something to people,
Palmieri says, citing as an example an analysis the group did finding that 14,000 people a day are losing health care.

The war room a joint project of CAP Action Fund and Media Matters Action Network will be headed by well-known liberal operative Tara McGuinness, who worked on John Kerrys presidential campaign and was a major player in the anti-war movement during the Bush years.

The morning calls are key to the effort to present a united liberal front something that the Obama White House had already been working to build among outside groups.

We do a coordination call to get our content out and to coordinate people so they can fire up for the day, Palmieri says, adding that the group will work with the White House only informally.

http://theplumline.whorunsgov.com/labor/center-for-amer... /


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Mme. Defarge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 02:59 PM
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1. Very encouraging because
it is most definintely a war. The entrenched corporate elite will not go down without pulling out all of the stops. They will do everything in their power kneecap this administration, like they did Carter and Clinton.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 04:14 PM
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8. I knew they wouldn't take Obama's Presidency without a
vicious fight so I figured Team O sure as hell counted on this.
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 03:07 PM
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2. Very good to hear! The Dems really need to get more orgnanized
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 03:16 PM
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3. a massive PR campaign is needed - repub statements make it too easy :-) nt
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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 03:31 PM
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4. Rushians?
Rushians are coming!

Rush, the leader of the Rushians, is but a pimple on the butt of the Rushian party.

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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 03:44 PM
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5. Key Word of the Day: "Operative"....Hahahaha...
This is great. Now if only we have some liberal operatives in the liberal sphere to say, 'Clean coal is shite.' So please Pres. Obama dump that term, terminate those jobs and bring those workers in for new skill sets. Please. I am willing to pay whatever fee is needed so we can end this nonsense and really mobilize our Earth to a healthier state.
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 04:04 PM
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6. They need to camp out at MSNBC for starters....n/t
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 04:16 PM
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9. And, cnn..
This could shatteringly change things.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 04:12 PM
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7. Rec'd~ I knew they wouldn't let this corporatemediawhoredom
run amuck shit slide. Not after seeing what the O Team has done for the last 2 years.

Thanks, PirateSmile~ Enough.
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FatDave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 06:20 PM
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10. About damn time.
I know it's not a popular opinion around here, but I believe our media problems are not entirely the fault of the media. After decades of being accused of liberal bias, the media refuses to pass judgment on what is true and accurate. They just let pundits yell at each other. Republicans were quick to figure this out and are better at using the media to get their message out. It's about time we learned to play the game.

Unrelated: that may just be the awesomest photo ever.
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 06:32 PM
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11. Excellent - except for calling it a "War" Room.
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4lbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 06:34 PM
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12. Good. I'm tired of seeing all these Republicans on TV spouting nonsense.
Drown them out.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 07:00 PM
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13. "Driving Obama agenda" is aiming far too low
How about helping to SHAPE the Obama agenda?
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