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9/21/2012 3:03 PM
"Safety net" and "way of life" are two totally different issues.
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9/21/2012 3:47 PM
Posted by bad_luck on 9/21/2012 2:48:00 PM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 9/21/2012 2:15:00 PM (view original):
Repeating "We've been over 8% unemployment forever" or "Romney won't release his tax returns past two years" or "The national deficit is over 16 trillion" or "I pay a lower percentage in taxes than my secretary" are not bullshit statements.  They are actual facts.

They're turned into talking points because they resonate with the common man.   We're not a bright bunch. 

"ROMNEY'S RICH!!  HE ONLY CARES ABOUT RICH PEOPLE!!"
"OBAMA IS A SPEND AND TAX GUY!!   HE'S GOING TO TAX EVERYONE MORE!!!!"
But we haven't been over 8% unemployment forever. And to assign blame to someone for that situation, you need context. Talking points don't allow for context.

Same with tax rates and secretaries. It may be factual that Romney only paid 13% in taxes on his $21 million in income, but you still need more information before you (not you personally) start yelling.

Context before outrage.


Explain ANY of that to the average voter.

The objective isn't to inform people.  The objective is to get them to vote the way you want them to.

The pretty pictures in this thread is a fine example.
9/21/2012 7:24 PM
Posted by antoncresten on 9/21/2012 3:07:00 PM (view original):

So Romney followed the rules?

9/21/2012 7:31 PM
9/21/2012 9:37 PM
Posted by swamphawk22 on 9/21/2012 7:24:00 PM (view original):
Posted by antoncresten on 9/21/2012 3:07:00 PM (view original):

So Romney followed the rules?

Yep, that smart SOB!
If Obama would have only closed some of them loopholes he would'a had to pay more in taxes the last 3 years. Then them darn left-winged Democrats wouldn't have been able to use that against him in the campaign.
9/21/2012 11:31 PM
This kills me.

The left creates a crazy tax system that no one understands and is loaded with tricks.

And when someone follows the rules you make him out to be a villian!

Go to a fair tax and shut up!
9/22/2012 5:37 AM
9/22/2012 3:55 PM
Posted by swamphawk22 on 9/21/2012 11:31:00 PM (view original):
This kills me.

The left creates a crazy tax system that no one understands and is loaded with tricks.

And when someone follows the rules you make him out to be a villian!

Go to a fair tax and shut up!
The left? Christ. Both sides had a pretty even hand in creating the current tax code. The fair tax is only a good idea if you make over $200,000 a year. The fair tax sucks for everyone else.

http://www.factcheck.org/taxes/unspinning_the_fairtax.html
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9/23/2012 8:33 PM
Yeah, that's kinda why he had no interest in releasing his tax returns.    Why give the nitpickers something to nitpick?
9/23/2012 11:27 PM
Posted by MikeT23 on 9/23/2012 8:33:00 PM (view original):
Yeah, that's kinda why he had no interest in releasing his tax returns.    Why give the nitpickers something to nitpick?
+1
9/24/2012 5:27 AM
9/24/2012 12:24 PM
And of course this is right out of the Alinsky playbook.

Take your greatest failure and claim that in fact it is your opponents failure.
9/24/2012 1:03 PM
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