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frank frankly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 02:38 AM
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Can we, as Democrats, replace the word "help" with "justice" or something
Edited on Fri Jan-23-04 02:54 AM by frank frankly
I don't like how often I hear Democratic candidates refer to lifting up people or helping people or most parental terms.

It gives the Repubs the chance to call us bleeding hearts. And it misses the point that it isn't help we want--it is LEGAL FAIRNESS, ECONOMIC JUSTICE, SAFE WATER, REPRESENTATIVE GOV'T, and EDUCATION, which isn't "helping."

please help me say this better. and please don't mistake this for anything negative. i just cringed a little at how often I heard "help" tonight. i don't think it is an effective word and plays right into the RW machine.

yes? help?

ON EDIT: I do think it is effective when it is accurate. But make damn sure it is accurate.
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lcordero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 02:42 AM
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1. In no way is it "helping"
I pay them with my taxes to provide a service. They are not delivering that service.
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 02:42 AM
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2. Everyone needs a little help at one time or another
And quite a few need it now--veterans, unemployed, uninsured.

'Help' sounds mighty good when you're desperate.
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frank frankly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 02:46 AM
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3. yes, i hear you completely
but veterans don't need help--they need JUSTICE and their DUE.

sometimes, certainly me and most of us, need help

but do you see the point?

sometimes it is help, but most times it is just stopping the ROBBERY.
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 02:56 AM
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4. Yes, well it's the media
that has created this pervasive myth that justice is being served.

Lately it seems there are an unbelievable number of people around here picking up the media ownership and BBV issues. Going back to the root of the problem.
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frank frankly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 02:57 AM
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5. thanks quite a bit to DK and Dean!
i see it, too
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