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Fri Feb 17, 2017, 05:43 AM

Democrats should stop focusing on Trump's "plain speak" and only focus on his lies and failures...

When I watched Trump's press conference, I could definitely see his appeal to the middle America, anti-intellectual, tell it like it is crowd. While most of us think that the president of the United States should be more refined, in your everyday life, do you shout down the average joe when they speak plainly or don't display a high degree of education? The average American isn't ivy league nor is the average person exceptionally eloquent. When we attack his plainness, we attack the very thing that makes them bond with him. He's a billionaire, spoiled brat that is coming off to them as an average joe because we spend so much time mocking his lack of refinement instead of just keeping the focus on his lies and his failure.

GW Bush came off as a bumbling fool to many of us, yet he won re-election. Any time we switch the focus from his lies and his bad policies, then to a large swath of people, we're just coming off as liberal snobs and strengthen the bond they have with their anti-PC, "common man" President.

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Reply Democrats should stop focusing on Trump's "plain speak" and only focus on his lies and failures... (Original post)
qdouble Feb 2017 OP
Arkansas Granny Feb 2017 #1
qdouble Feb 2017 #2
beachbum bob Feb 2017 #3
qdouble Feb 2017 #4

Response to qdouble (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 06:13 AM

1. Just focusing on his lies, failures and misrepresentations would be a full-time job in itself.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 06:30 AM

2. exactly, we have more than enough ammo by just focusing on those

When we spend time focusing on his "plain speak" we're spending time mocking the things that his supporters like about him. How is that a winning strategy?

If we just laser focus on exposing him as a charlatan then eventually more and more might see that he's full of shit and stop supporting him. We're not going to win a lot of people just focusing on how he talks.

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Response to qdouble (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 06:46 AM

3. democrats should focus on 2018 and chal;enge every conservative congressional seat

 

democrats should focus on recruiting the wealthy money people to support retaking state from the Koch Brothers

democrats should focus on stopping every conservative initiative as best they can

democrats should focus on educating those who gave us trump and conservative control by not voting or voting 3rd party


there are more of US than THEM...but if we don't vote or support our nominees...the "THEM" fricken WIN

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 06:50 AM

4. yep...all great things to focus on

Any minute we lose by thinking we can win people over by focusing on the things that everyone already knows about Trump or things that his supporters already like about him, the less time we're spending focusing on things that can rally the base and bring new people in

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