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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 09:41 AM
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"Nancy Pelosi and her San Francisco values"
This post is not about Nancy Pelosi or San Francisco.

It is about the long running right wing smear of the Democratic Speaker of the House and the way they tie it to a place, thereby smearing the place, too.

Hate and divisiveness. Sadly, it is effective.
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BolivarianHero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 09:46 AM
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1. I hate San Francisco values too...
Such hideous things as LGBT rights, generous social spending, universal health care, separation of church and state. Who can stand such tyranny?
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Sal Minella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 09:55 AM
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5. Nobody at all would live in San Francisco
if it weren't for the climate. Fog-lovers' paradise. Clammy sheets. Who can resist?
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AndrewP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 09:47 AM
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2. Women and Homosexuals are scary!!!!!!!!!!!!
That's all it was. And it worked in a lot of places.
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 09:48 AM
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3. Helps keep the largest state in the country deep blue
Edited on Fri Nov-05-10 09:49 AM by BeyondGeography
Really smart of them.
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 09:50 AM
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4. It was one of the more nauseating smears of the past campaign...nt
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 09:59 AM
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6. It works well on people who never travel more than 5 miles from their house
"A Folsom Street Fair in every playground!" :silly:

My Fox-watching retired military father came to visit me here once, and he repeatedly expressed his pleasant surprise at the large number of attractive women he saw. I think he genuinely expected gay orgies in the streets! I doubt the visit changed his political views, but at least it changed his preconceived assumptions about the city itself.
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 10:01 AM
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7. what's wrong with San Fransisco?
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 10:02 AM
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8. NOTHING.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 10:06 AM
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9. Nobody lives in San Francisco anymore, it's too crowded
So, can we talk about John Boehner and his Cincinnati values? Cincinnati, home of Marge Schott? Or maybe we talk about golf and whether John can be bothered with Congress when there are three lobbyists in cleats standing at his door on a sunny day?
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 10:18 AM
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10. What's that you hear, Lassie? What is it, girl? n/t
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 10:26 AM
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11. it's about appealing to emotions. republicans do it in an evil but effective way. dems don't try.
we need to figure out a good (in both senses of the word) way to appeal to peoples' emotions. we don't need to divide, in fact, talking about being united as a nation and with all americans throughout the land and so on, we need more of that.

on the vast majority of major issues, americans side with democrats. but they vote for republicans because republicans know how to press buttons effectively. we can't cede this ground to them.

we have to fight back on an emotional level. that doesn't mean bashing cincinatti when they bash san francisco, but it does mean an emotional, not an intellectual response to an emotional attack.


talk to most democrats these days and they say they're democrats because the THINK the democrats have better IDEAS. talk to most republicans these days and they say they're republicans because the FEEL that republicans LOOK AFTER THEM or PROTECT them or HAVE BETTER MORAL VALUES. logic vs. emotion.

we'll always have the thinkers in the bag. and we can't win the voters who base their decisions on emotions if we appear wonkish, strategic, and aloof (even if that image is created by evil republicans).


we've won their minds.
we need to win their hearts.
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ljm2002 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 10:52 AM
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13. +100000 n/t
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young_at_heart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 10:39 AM
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12. They have mastered the art of "demonizing"
They say something over and over and twist it so that they sound like the good guy---evidently this works on the electorate.
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