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Tue Oct 31, 2017, 01:21 PM

Democrats need to hit hard against this "2 sides" theme.

Climate change, evolution, slavery, nazis...you name it, Republicans want to "Teech teh contraversi!!1!"

Combating that nonsense should be a talking point for every Dem who goes on the air, and every Dem in Congress. Time to go on the attack, Democrats. And, while you're at it, combat the "liberal media" mantra that has dominated the last several decades. That mantra has been highly effective and incredibly damaging.

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Reply Democrats need to hit hard against this "2 sides" theme. (Original post)
Garrett78 Oct 2017 OP
saidsimplesimon Oct 2017 #1
elehhhhna Oct 2017 #8
Garrett78 Oct 2017 #9
Locrian Oct 2017 #2
Garrett78 Oct 2017 #4
The_Casual_Observer Oct 2017 #3
Garrett78 Oct 2017 #5
CrispyQ Oct 2017 #6
Garrett78 Oct 2017 #7

Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Tue Oct 31, 2017, 01:28 PM

1. yes

I am distressed by the lack of push back within our party.

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Response to saidsimplesimon (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 31, 2017, 02:23 PM

8. Are they awol or has the media just completely shut them down

 

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Response to elehhhhna (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 31, 2017, 04:06 PM

9. Democrats get on TV quite a bit.

But, through the years, I'm consistently frustrated by the absence of a consistent, forceful message. Instead, Dems are on the defensive when it comes to the "liberal media" charge, rather than pointing out over and over again that media has become increasingly consolidated into the hands of a few giant corporations. Dems are on the defensive against absurd claims about widespread voter fraud instead of raising holy hell over race-based voter suppression. And so on.

The reason Republicans repeat, repeat, repeat is because it's effective. Very effective.

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Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Tue Oct 31, 2017, 01:29 PM

2. absolutely

this needs to be shock and awe by the democrats.

NOW is the time to hit back, hit hard, and don't let up.

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Response to Locrian (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 31, 2017, 01:34 PM

4. Yep. Time also to make a huge stink about race-based voter suppression.

Time to go on offense instead of always being on the defensive...while wondering how it can be that Republicans have the White House, the US House, the US Senate, a majority of governorships and a majority of state legislatures.

Enough already.

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Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Tue Oct 31, 2017, 01:30 PM

3. It's really hard to fight "teh stupid".

As a current example, there was a clearly bogus banner at a protest last night at Columbia U, the idiots all fell for it because they want to believe the shit.

The leaders of those "movements" including trump know they are dealing with stupid people that want to believe and they take advantage of it.

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Response to The_Casual_Observer (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 31, 2017, 01:35 PM

5. Something else Democrats need to be pushing for is mandatory media literacy instruction.

In every school.

Not everything you read or hear is true. Here's how you verify. And so on.

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Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Tue Oct 31, 2017, 01:36 PM

6. "Democrats need to hit hard."

That made me laugh.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 31, 2017, 01:37 PM

7. I can dream.

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