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Mon Jun 3, 2019, 01:21 AM

If Democrats want to impeach -- they better come up with a slogan: Jon Meacham

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/06/if-democrats-want-to-impeach-they-better-come-up-with-a-slogan-presidential-historian/

Presidential historian Jon Meacham said on MSNBC’s special about Robert Mueller, that if Democrats want to impeach the president, they must come up with a simple way that explains the report to Americans.

Host Ari Melber hosted a one-hour special on the next steps in the Mueller investigation and subsequent report. Meacham noted that it isn’t a matter of Democrats seeking nuance and Republicans needing a sound-byte. He explained that in today’s Twitter culture, Democrats need to boil-down 400 pages into a tweet.


I have a lot of respect for Jon Meacham. What he says may be frustrating to people who like to hear details, but the reality is that Democrats need to deliver a simple message.

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Reply If Democrats want to impeach -- they better come up with a slogan: Jon Meacham (Original post)
Poiuyt Jun 3 OP
renate Jun 3 #1
Drunken Irishman Jun 3 #3
EffieBlack Jun 3 #4
msongs Jun 3 #2
RainCaster Jun 3 #5
Scarsdale Jun 3 #11
pnwmom Jun 3 #6
TalenaGor Jun 3 #7
MrsCoffee Jun 3 #8
Aussie105 Jun 3 #9
diva77 Jun 3 #10
pangaia Jun 3 #12
Tanuki Jun 3 #13
Dorian Gray Jun 3 #14
monmouth4 Jun 3 #15
Qutzupalotl Jun 3 #16

Response to Poiuyt (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 01:35 AM

1. Trump is using a firehose of scandals to ensure we can't follow them all

It’s a very effective technique.

Jon Meacham is so right. I’ve noticed that the word “lawless” is being used a lot by members of our party... brief and descriptive without being a childish insult. A similarly pithy slogan would be more effective than reciting the long list of awfulness that would be true but too overwhelming.

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Response to renate (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 01:50 AM

3. Trump is employing, oddly enough, a strategy that worked for Clinton...

...but actively, whereas in Clinton's situation, it was entirely the doing of the GOP. What I'm talking about is the constant stream of scandal. Americans just flat out got tired of all the noise and checked out with Clinton. There was Whitewater, Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones, Wampumgate, the Lewinsky affair, Gennifer Flowers ... it goes on. But it got to the point where Americans were just like, "let the man do his job..."

I fear we're heading that way with Trump.

But yes - the best way to counter is to break it down to a simple word (or phrase).

Tricky Dick
Slick Willy
Lawless Trump

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Response to renate (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 01:54 AM

4. True - it's one of the reasons his scandals didn't stick in 2016 but HILLARY'S EMAILS!

The press and public couldn't keep up with the "firehose" of Trump scandals (I like that!). There was a new one every day and it was difficult to keep track of stay focused on one for too long. But Hillary's "scandal" was all pooled into one thing EMAILS. And that got hammered and hammered by Trump and a complicit, lazy press and it stuck in people's minds. It was easy to remember even if they couldn't tell you what the hell it was about.

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Response to Poiuyt (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 01:35 AM

2. yes make it so simple even the 20 somethings get it lol nt

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Response to Poiuyt (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 02:07 AM

5. "Impeach the MF"

Simple and easy to understand.

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 04:30 AM

11. Make America SANE again.

Time for ADULTS to take charge. So much damage, so little time. Let him golf, we can return us to normalcy.

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Response to Poiuyt (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 03:19 AM

6. Russia attacked our election. Trump covered-up Russia's crimes. n/t

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Response to Poiuyt (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 03:26 AM

7. Treason is the Reason-impeach!

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Response to Poiuyt (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 03:47 AM

8. Lock him up.

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Response to Poiuyt (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 04:06 AM

9. Trump: Not Another Day!

As a slogan?

Reflects: No more patience, no more 'WTF is he thinking?', no more tolerance, no more making a mess for the adults to clean up after him.

Or, inspired by the French Revolution, just for the hard liners:

"Mme Guillotine is waiting for you, Donald!"

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Response to Poiuyt (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 04:26 AM

10. Simple neurolinguistics really work such as

Impeaching Donald will make you feel clean again; when you feel clean, you feel as if Donald has been impeached

Impeaching Donald tastes like strawberry shortcake; when you eat strawberry shortcake it tastes like impeachment

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Response to Poiuyt (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 05:00 AM

12. Trump is a traitor

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Response to Poiuyt (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 05:10 AM

13. Putin's tool....impeach the fool.

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Response to Poiuyt (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 05:50 AM

14. Hmmm

Meacham says no details... just impeach him!

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Response to Poiuyt (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 08:25 AM

15. I like Donnie Deutch's idea of "Trump Criminal Investigation" all of the time on everything. n/t

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Response to Poiuyt (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 12:12 PM

16. Focus on corruption.

Everyone understands that.

This is the most corrupt administration in history. Top to bottom.

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