It's apparent the Neos are going to try to frame the Dems as weak on terror and security. They're already attacking Lamont and probably helping Joe.<br><br>So I think the Dems need to hit on the fact this latest threat was probably linked if not actually Al Quada, and possibly OBL had some input or direction. (Time will sort out the facts , but it currently appears like an AQ type operation.) SO after 5 years, WHY haven't we nailed the SOB? Also hit on the fact that Iraq has been a tragic distraction. IF voters want more of the same, keep the jokers in.<br><br> They must also stress that the war in Iraq is NOT connected to the incidents of 9/11 and was a terrible mistake. Currently >60% dissapprove of the Iraq war and the Dems need to build on that. If the Bush Neos are going to incite "fear" as their reason to keep them in, the Dems need to play on that theme and say after all the $ they've spend, all the lives lost, and 5 years of unrestricted effort, we're not any better off than in 2001 !! They need to cite that over, and over, and over.<br><br>How does everyone think they should approach the mid-terms? WHat theme should they echo? IF they don't come up with one with resiliance -we'll have 2 more years of the same BS.<br><br>David (OFI)<br>
Hooboy. That's gonna be a real beotch. Exploding the Iraq-9/11myth and Where's OBL? are the national security pillars on which the Dems must rest their platform, IMHO. And it's gotta start with good ol' edgamukayshun. And I see that a s a very slippery slope.<br><br>Lesson one is overcoming the mistrust of Muslims on the part of Joe & Jill Sixpack. If Bush didn't know the difference between Sunis and Shiites, then the public must. Humanizing Muslims, fostering a wider understanding of the subtleties and various flavors of Islam can help. But right off the bat, that kind of position risks labeling Dems as Muslim sympathizers or apologists. A tightrope act for sure. But I think that kind of learning will help people see for themselves the unlikelihood that Iraq had anything to do with 9/11.<br><br>At the same time, the volume really has to be turned up on the admin's failure to nail OBL 5 years later. And that's Lesson 2: Dropping the Ball 101. We still don't have OBL's head on a stick because the GOP insisted on throwing good money after bad by chasing a punk down an alley while Mr. Big slipped away, laughing as he ran.<br><br>From there on, I think most people will be able to form their own lessons and subsequent conclusions.<br><br>Education. Enlightenment. Understanding the game and the players. I think that's gotta be the over-arching message.<br><br>
Ya' know... I was watching one of the Sunday morning debate/debacles with the 'insiders' blatantly stating how the parties have to use the various events to 'appear' united, blah, blah, blah... 'appear' this and 'appear' that to stay in power (or get in power).<br><br>Not a word said or even hinted at doing anything good for the nation... just getting (re)elected. All about putting the right spin on the tragedies occurring to get the right affect... thus bullchitting the voters into making bad decisions.<br><br>Can't the rest of their audience see how they're being played? These 'experts' are telling them straight up what they're doing... and proud of it!<br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p> Not a word said or even hinted at doing anything good for the nation... just getting (re)elected. ....thus bullchitting the voters into making bad decisions. <p><hr></blockquote><p>That description fits Joe Leiberman to a T !!<br>and most of the incumbent GOPers... and even some Dems.<br><br>Gawd, if the voters re-elect these clowns... sheez !! <br><br><br>David (OFI)<br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>WHat theme should they echo?<p><hr></blockquote><p>Perhaps a video with some instant replays of this "gene pools quotes" that voters elected three times Talk about a dysfunctional family <br>Our enemies...never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.<br>~George W. Bush<br>If we donít stop extending our troops all around the world in nation-building missions, weíre going to have a serious problem coming down the road.<br>~George W. Bush<br>Why should we hear about body bags, and deaths...I mean, it's not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?<br>~Barbara Bush<br><br>About the quote: Mrs. Bush spoke these words on ABC's "Good Morning America," March 18, 2003.<br><br><br>I can tell you this: If Iím ever in a position to call the shots, Iím not going to rush to send somebody elseís kids into a war.<br>~George H. W. Bush<br>oh and my personal favorite ..the role of the military is to fight and win war and, therefore, prevent war from happening in the first place.<br>~George W. Bush<br>Hopefully we will follow Connecticuts lead and say enough is enough<br>The Anti-Bush Movement<br>By Dan Froomkin<br>Special to washingtonpost.com<br>Wednesday, August 9, 2006; 2:18 PM<br><br>Political fledgling Ned Lamont's unlikely triumph over President Bush's favorite Democrat in the Connecticut Senate primary lends itself to all sorts of fascinating interpretations -- and one is that it could mark the emergence of an anti-Bush voting bloc.<br><br>Lamont's out-of-nowhere victory, fueled by his depiction of incumbent Joseph Lieberman as a presidential patsy, suggests a political awakening of that sizeable group of Americans who intensely disapprove of Bush, his war in Iraq, and pretty much anything else he touches.<br><br><br><br><br>
So do you think that people could be scared that pulling US troops out of Iraq would likely end up with significantly more civilians being killed in war? And while they don't approve of the war there now, they don't want to be seen as being responsible for even more deaths?!<br><br><br>- This is gonna get pretty interesting. <br>- Define "interesting". <br>- Oh, God, oh, God, we're all gonna die..
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I don't know what to think "people are thinking" any more !<br><br>2003 - 70% approved invading Iraq... now 60% disapprove- bad idea.<br>talk about flip-flops !!<br><br>but if the Bushies hype "fear, terror", "we'll protect you"!!<br>Then I think the counterpart is we might not have this "fear" IF we'd stayed focused on Osama and AQ instead of going after a paper dictator with NO WMDs. <br><br>And after all is said, do many people FEEL safer now ? I think many don't.<br>WHO's fault is that ??<br><br>another aspect is, under Bush in many ways the terrorists have won.<br>Look how much they've disrupted everything... look how many times they pull something or try to, and it throws air travel into turmoil, and how many freedoms we've lost, the snooping... <br> oh they're not winning militarily (not losing either) but they sure jerk our chains about any time they want. Who's fault is that ?<br><br>David (OFI)<br>
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