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Liberal_Stalwart71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:59 PM
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109. But that's what the Republicans want you to think. And by and large, they have suceeded.
We have a large number of so-called Independents unlike Bernie Sanders, more like Dick Lugar. They are typically very uninformed and very easily swayed. They are the ones that Obama/the Democrats lost in the midterms of 2010. Those so-called Independents went back to Republicans after having voted for Bush twice.

You wanted Obama to be a purely liberal politician, and yet did not think about this group of people and how they have been brainwashed to latch on to any bumper sticker slogan that sold well.

We have to be much more realistic about how politics works.

JoePhilly is so right. We need to "spin the table" and predict how the other side will behave before they behave. Republicans have been playing offense for many years. The Democrats have been on the defense for many years.

Either we need someone like a Frank Luntz on our side to help craft a sellable message or we're doomed.

Sure, Obama could have done much better with this, but he is only one man. And let's be honest: did the Corporate Media really air all the speeches and town hall meetings that Obama made across the country during the health care debate and beyond? No. They were too busy demonizing "Obamacare" and championing the Teabaggers to appease their Corporate Masters than responsibly cover the other side of the argument.

And what did many cowardly Democrats do? Scared of the Republicans, they went the other way, siding with Republicans.
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