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Fri Jul 19, 2019, 01:18 PM

Campaign slogan idea: "America is Better than This"

What do you think?

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Reply Campaign slogan idea: "America is Better than This" (Original post)
Goodheart Jul 2019 OP
onecaliberal Jul 2019 #1
Goodheart Jul 2019 #2
bdamomma Jul 2019 #6
0rganism Jul 2019 #7
bdamomma Jul 2019 #10
0rganism Jul 2019 #14
richsonpoordad Jul 2019 #3
Goodheart Jul 2019 #4
C_U_L8R Jul 2019 #5
bdamomma Jul 2019 #8
pwb Jul 2019 #9
bdamomma Jul 2019 #11
pwb Jul 2019 #12
bdamomma Jul 2019 #13
Sogo Jul 2019 #15
pwb Jul 2019 #17
kentuck Jul 2019 #16
FiveGoodMen Jul 2019 #18
Igel Jul 2019 #19
brooklynite Jul 2019 #20

Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 01:20 PM

1. Sadly at present, we're not.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 01:20 PM

2. True dat.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 01:26 PM

6. Apparently last night

someone on either Chris Hayes or Ari Melber, said we are not better than this cause we never had discussion regarding race relations. Race is still a topic that has not been resolved.


And that is was exactly Putin's goal is here, he saw a opportunity and took an empty vessel and groomed and exploited him for Putin's own purposes.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 01:28 PM

7. how about "America WAS Better Than This"?

i'm pretty sure we were at one time, for some brief shiny time in the last 50 years. hard to pin down exactly when that was, though. 2009 was a good year.

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Response to 0rganism (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 01:30 PM

10. I thought we or the country

was growing up when we elected President Obama a smart, caring and articulate man. Look how we have fallen.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 01:36 PM

14. me too

and then...

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 01:21 PM

3. Or, America is Greater Than This!

 

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Response to richsonpoordad (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 01:22 PM

4. I like that one even better! Thanks.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 01:23 PM

5. America is definitely better than Trump

and his silly goose-stepping maga-minions are driving down our national average IQ.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 01:29 PM

8. I think the whole

dumbing down of society has been around for a while. They really have a low opinion of the American people, just disgusts me. They think we are lazy and want hand outs, while all the republicans want is more for themselves and fuck everyone else. They don't give a shit about us.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 01:29 PM

9. Hold up one finger?

For one term.

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Response to pwb (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 01:31 PM

11. that's good.

it has a double meaning.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 01:33 PM

12. Exactly, in case they start saying trump is #1

We hold up one finger for one term.

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Response to pwb (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 01:35 PM

13. ................

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Response to pwb (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 01:46 PM

15. Which finger would that be????

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Response to Sogo (Reply #15)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 01:51 PM

17. The #1 finger. The middle finger would be their answer.

But it is still one. One term no matter how they fight it.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 01:49 PM

16. Donald Trump! You're a Chump! You're Fired!

mine

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 02:04 PM

18. I wish it were

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 02:44 PM

19. Horrible idea.

Picture it.

American is better than this
< insert picture of Warren, Booker, >
< or pretty much anybody else >

Even if the candidates don't produce that particular campaign poster, it would be a meme within, oh, 20 seconds.

If you put Trump in as the image, you're also saying, "Ecce Trump!"


Even worse, imagine a KKKer holding up the banner next to a picture of Booker, and saying, "I am an American, and you're right, American *is* better than *this*."

This problem is that you need to define "this", and the usual ways we construe proximal deixis is to find things that are, well, proximal to the speaker.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 02:47 PM

20. Terrible...

I understand your point, but you're framing the Election around racism, sexism, violence, xenophobia, etc. In other words, you're fighting the battle on Trump's turf. We won 2018 by focusing on our issues: jobs, health care, education costs, etc. That's how we'll win 2020.

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