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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-22-10 04:39 PM
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President Obama picks a new messenger for health care law
Edited on Thu Apr-22-10 04:52 PM by cal04
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_HEALTH_CARE_C...

President Barack Obama, facing a public dubious about his health care law and Democrats worried about its fallout on fall elections, tapped a veteran political operative Thursday to guide efforts to explain the law's benefits.

With Republicans attacking the health care law almost daily, some Democratic lawmakers feel the move aimed at more effective message control is overdue.

Obama turned to Stephanie Cutter, the spokeswoman for Sen. John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign and a message specialist who has already tackled several tasks for the president. She handled press for his transition team, helped shepherd Sonia Sotomayor through her Senate confirmation for the Supreme Court, and worked for the Treasury Department and first lady Michelle Obama.

Administration officials said Cutter's new job will be more educational than political. But several Democrats said a better messaging job on health care is crucial to the party's election hopes this year.


Stephanie Cutter Picked To Run White House Health Care Messaging
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/22/stephanie-cutt...
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-22-10 04:45 PM
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1. Darn, I was rooting for the San Diego Chicken
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-22-10 05:25 PM
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3. I would have guessed Bob Dole. After all, it's his plan, and
not only that but, Bob Dole was able to sell Viagra. You would think nothing on Earth could kill a boner quicker than the sight of Bob Dole, but he was a Viagra sellin fool there for a while.
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-22-10 06:18 PM
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5. I think Dole was perfect selling Viagra
One look at Libby and people could see why it might be necessary.

:rofl:
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-22-10 05:25 PM
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4. Heh! Better hope the San Diego Chicken doesn't end up in Nevada!
My get bartered away for a doctor's visit, and end up in a stew!
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zbiker Donating Member (98 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-22-10 05:01 PM
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2. i suspect even
stephanie wont be able to turn it around. part of the problem lies with the way it was promoted before it passed, and then what was done to get it passed. Rather than simply trying to deny that their was major problems, they should have been addressed, acknowledged, then fixed before it was ever brought up for vote.
simply getting a health care bill passed should not have simply been the goal, getting a good health care bill that was fiscally doable and that the rest of america liked should have been the priority.
good luck stephanie, my heart goes out to you on this one, hope a little spin can go along way for ya
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-22-10 09:06 PM
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7. I doubt even buying every American a brand new Porsche for the Winter Holidays this year
Edited on Thu Apr-22-10 09:07 PM by BlueIris
could "turn it around."
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-22-10 08:56 PM
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6. Thank you, cal!
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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-22-10 09:08 PM
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8. Even KKKarl couldn't polish this turd.
Good luck, Stephanie.
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