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Republicans have Theories, Democrats have Facts

Been following the last few weeks with a growing sense that possibly people are seeing through Republican Propaganda. I thought of a good way of expressing the problem with Republican propaganda that might resonate with voters.

Politically, I am much further left of Obama and am somewhat disappointed in his economic approaches. I think of him as attempting to fix a totally broken system rather than actually changing the system.

Regardless of my disappointment with weak democratic solutions to societal problems, they usually have the right goals. On the other hand Republican goals and solutions are almost never right. I think the population of the US might be ready to hear that message. One of the most effective parts of the Democratic Convention was Clinton's speech. Like my feelings about Obama, I have mixed opinions on his term of office, but felt his speech was great.

I wanted to focus in this thread on the part that I felt was most effective. He focused on the fact that if you take the last 50 years, the country has created more jobs under Democratic administrations then under Republican administrations. In fact, this is true for almost all economic and societal statistics. We do better on average under Democratic politicians.

These are pure facts and bring me to Romney and Ryan and the problems Republicans have with assertions and fact checking. Democrats should claim the word "fact" just as Republican's have tried to claim the word "values" over the past few decades. Republican rhetoric rejecting "fact checking" combined with the "fact" that we really do have all the economic facts on our side, have given us this opening.

To sign off: "Republicans have Theories, Democrats have facts."
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