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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:29 PM
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Rove Memo: How To Derail Obama's Jobs Bill, Even When People Want It
Karl Roves organization American Crossroads, which functions as a kind of privately run Republican Party organization, has a memo laying out how the party ought to oppose President Obamas jobs bill. Its a telling window into the contours of the jobs debate. The specifics of Obamas proposal are all highly popular, and the Republican challenge is to oppose it anyway. The memo offers a fascinating look at the mechanisms of political spin in general, and the particular dilemma of the Republican Party as it blocks economic action in the face of crisis.

The key fact to understand about the bill, delicately left unmentioned by the American Crossroads memo, is that Americans want to do all the things Obama proposes. By a twenty-point margin, they favor funding new road construction and a payroll tax cut. By a 30-point margin, they agree with higher taxes on the rich to cut the long-term deficit. They support helping stave off layoffs of police officers, firefighters, and teachers by a 50-point margin. How do you fight that?

You redefine the issue as a generalization. People dont like firing police officers and teachers? Fine, just call them union workers:

Similarly, 70% of respondents initially favor Obamas proposal to give billions to states to stop layoffs of teachers and firefighters. But when the same idea is described as giving billions to states to keep government union workers on the payroll, 52% turn against the idea.


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MORE:
http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2011/10/karl_roves_bluepri...
http://crooksandliars.com/susie-madrak/rove-memo-how-de...
MEMO:
http://crossroadsgps.org/sites/default/files/StratMem%2...
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Champion Jack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:31 PM
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1. Semantics? That's all you've got Karl?
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Maccagirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:39 PM
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5. Yes, that's all he has
and the rat-fucker always succeeds.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:31 PM
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2. I don't understand why Rove is making these things public.
There has to be a reason, at least in Roves gigantic head.
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lifesbeautifulmagic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:37 PM
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3. every fire station, police station
and school should get a copy of this.

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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:38 PM
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4. rove knows obama will cave and crumble, its just a matter of waiting long enough nt
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Champion Jack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:48 PM
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7. Bullshit
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:16 PM
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6. Fuck turdblossom and his Koch-addled brain
When people want a jobs bill and they get it -- THAT is called DEMOCRACY, turdblossom.
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