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Mon Feb 28, 2022, 12:07 PM

Wait for it...

So, with some waking up to Republican gaslighting on Putin/Russia and posing questions to them about their past statements and behavior, how long before the retort and brush off begins:

"People are dying in Ukarine. Now's not the time for political cheap shots. We must stand togther as Americans for freedom around the world" (or some variation of that).

Total weasels.

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Reply Wait for it... (Original post)
NCDem47 Feb 2022 OP
uponit7771 Feb 2022 #1
sop Feb 2022 #2
NCDem47 Feb 2022 #4
Tadpole Raisin Feb 2022 #3
NCDem47 Feb 2022 #5
Tadpole Raisin Feb 2022 #6

Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 12:08 PM

1. K&R, We need to MAKE THEM PIC A SIDE !!! Call them out

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 12:16 PM

2. How long before they not only ignore their own past statements and behavior but start attacking

Democratic presidents for not being tough enough on Putin?

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Response to sop (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 12:18 PM

4. Well THAT's a given.

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 12:17 PM

3. It's always 'not the time,' one of their classic deflection statements

After which they go on to say how Biden and Hillary are to blame for whatever the topic is.

The denial takes a second and then they fill the time with as much filibustering bullshit as time or their interviewer lets them get away with.

Dems need to have good succinct responses to these deflection statements. Republicans have been using them for years with good affect and air time but democrats have yet to, as a group, have short, good, and repeated comebacks that stop Rs cold.

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Response to Tadpole Raisin (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 12:19 PM

5. SPOT ON!

Like we haven't figured them out yet. WE could write their message points.

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Response to NCDem47 (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 28, 2022, 12:37 PM

6. It's one of the things that pulls at me! You know Rs are effective

Using this technique because all of them do it. They get the message created during high level meetings and every R uses it, from the lowest guy on the totem pole to the top dogs. Its fiendishly brilliant.

Dems explain themselves with logical arguments that I agree with but with the short attention span of the media and some citizens - well they just tune it out.

How about (in response to the its not time BS) a response could be

Of course not! That would mean you care which the people (fill in the blank) know you dont.

Its never the time, because that would mean youd have to legislate and that would take you away from your fundraiser.

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