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Framing the Issues
American Thinker, by Gary Aminoff

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Posted By:magnante, 1/7/2013 2:53:44 PM

The Democrats are playing a strategic game to recover the House in 2014. They are playing to win, and they are playing well. They are keeping the Republicans constantly on defense, not allowing them to frame the issues in ways which are clearly understandable to the American people and that show that Republicans are acting in the best interest of the American people.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: yuban, 1/7/2013 3:08:01 PM     (No. 9103546)

The GOP HAS no offense.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 1/7/2013 3:42:22 PM     (No. 9103598)

We are going to see a GOP train wreck in 2014. They are simply incapable of controlling the message. The CrapMedia is already on board with the WH and will hammer home the Obama narrative. Expect more presidential giveaways between now and Nov. 2014. Obama will use the latest tax increase to buy more votes and further sink any chance for GOP advancement. In fact, it doesn`t even matter if the dems retake the House. They will get what they want anyway and blame any fallout on the GOP.

Works e-v-e-r-y time.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: tisHimself, 1/7/2013 3:45:03 PM     (No. 9103606)

She whose name we dare not speak does a pretty gosh darn good job of framing issues and building support. But we can´t have that now. She´s not our kind, dear.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rafter, 1/7/2013 4:14:24 PM     (No. 9103650)

The bomb-throwing Left will soon wear out their welcome.

Tactics cannot obscure the devastation of Obamacare´s reach in 2014.
Tactics do not obliterate higher taxes, nor the wretched economy, etc.

Bamster goes down in 2014.
Sayonara.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 1/7/2013 4:33:57 PM     (No. 9103683)

Let me help:
Step one: marginalize the people clamoring for a third party. Happily show them the door.
Step Two: focus on creating economic opportunity rather than budget cuts. Cuts are necessary, but the GOP doesn´t have the votes in Congress or in the White House to get it done and budget cuts are very unpopular.
Step three: be nice to Obama. Treat him like you would any other president elected twice. This will drive his base insane and they will start clamoring for more unpopular positions like cap and trade.
Step four: offer to trade debt ceiling hikes for expanded drilling on public lands, keystone approval and other measures that will improve economic conditions. Rhetorically denounce tax hikes not as "socialism" but rather as harmful to economic growth. Ask voters: do tax hikes create or destroy economic activity? Then, in these tough economic times, do you want more or less economic activity?
Step five: stop hiding on Fox News and talk radio and go on the lib shows and beat their ideas to a pulp. It can be done.
Step six: reelect Michael Steele Chairman of the GOP. Dump Mitch McConnell.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 1/7/2013 6:09:16 PM     (No. 9103803)

They will not be caught sitting on the front porch in 2014. They´ll employ the massive get out the vote, legit and not.

We need to be active in our home States, town, State-wide. The Dem/Lefties are clever at dispiriting their opponents. Some on our side too easily fold, quit. So the Lefties figure what worked before will work again.

This goes back to the TEA Party article, as that group completely surprised the Lefties. They, however, do not turn on each other. Note how almost every pundit on our side turned the knives on Repubs.

Like one of the Lefties´ favorites, Lenin, BO will have NO factionalism. You will not hear any criticism from anyone on the Dem/Left side... no... matter... what. They are totally united against Republicans (of every stripe, it doesn´t matter).

You will NEVER hear Dems talk about splitting off to a "third party" or staying home on election day.

We must learn from our political enemies.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: javaboy, 1/7/2013 6:52:36 PM     (No. 9103860)

It is difficult to frame a message when the LSM won´t even give you a chance to speak it. There have been conservatives who have held news conferences and made media statements that did explain the situation -- and those went nowhere, most never even getting airtime.

#5´s suggestion of going on liberal media and at least getting to an audience has merit. But it has to be an extremely well prepared person who can go on those shows and not get trounced. The conservative will almost always win on logic, numbers, and facts -- but he/she will only have a single shot before getting shut down by the host if it looks like the argument is going to stick. Once it appears that the conservative is getting a point across, most of the LSM shows will interrupt and then shout down the conservative or attack with irrelevant emotional responses. It can be done, but be prepared to take a beating and only get 1 or 2 points made per show.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: yorkiemom, 1/7/2013 8:31:08 PM     (No. 9103957)

Or, #7, the media might let the Republicans talk, but will always cast what they say in a negative light. You just won´t ever get them on your side.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/7/2013 8:38:46 PM     (No. 9103968)

The pain of Obamacare will be apparent by then, jobs will still be scarce, college graduates will be flipping burgers and democrats own guns too. Obama and democrats are pushing too far.


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