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Kutjara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-11-07 02:10 PM
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5. The big mistake is not the tone of the Moveon ad.
The big mistake is allowing the Repugs to put us on the "defensive." Some dems seem to suffer from an form of adolescent inferiority complex. We shout and make noise until an adult (Repug) calls us on it, then we get all self-conscious and defensive, as if we're not sure of our views and ashamed to be proved wrong.

The correct response would have been to hit the Repug talking points hard and keep hitting them. If things end up in a brawl on a few talk shows, so much the better. We'd finally be fighting for what we believe in, instead of shuffling our way into the Principal's office for a reprimand.

This is why we're accused of having no spine: Americans and Iraqis are dying in a fraudulent war, and we're in a tizzy about a little namecalling.
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