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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #69)

Wed Dec 28, 2016, 02:40 PM

90. Well said

Also, the Republicans have mastered the art of CREATING news. They create scandals, no matter how baseless, by repeating them over and over by coordinated efforts by many spokespersons and media over a long period of time. Democrats REACT to those stories in a defensive posture ad nauseam. Wash, rinse, cycle.

Why do the Democrats refuse to use this method (only with the truth behind them). Who cares if they look hysterical. The wingnuts look that way all the time and it works. We always want to be polite, glass half full. It sickens me the way Obama is treating the Trump takeover as some honorable thing. Obama is a wonderful man, with a great family, but he is also one that detests a fight...even if one is warranted. He is the President FFS. We are faced with a clear and present danger. I know he doesn't want to be remembered as the figurehead for the sore loser club of the Democratic party, but he is the President. And he has a great gift for communication. He, along with other prominent members of the Democratic party should be up on the soap box and not go down easy.

But HRC had one arm tied behind her, as does Obama with their membership in the Third Way, triangulation club. How can they fight against Republican cronyism, when they either strategically, or naively appoint similar right-leaning directors and heads of departments, and accept huge donations and speaking fees?

Republicans have moved from working with "the gentleman or woman from the other side" to full scale war over the last few decades. Democrats are still living in some Pleasantville reality. Republicans were seething after Bill Clinton not only survived their bows and arrows of fake scandal and "blown" up charges, but left office with a nice surplus and an relatively high approval rating. And meanwhile co-oped much of their platform with his three strikes, welfare reform, Glass-Steagall repealed, NAFTA, etc..It worked for a while, but what happened is that the GOP were all but forced to move even further right and meanwhile had a lifetime goal of destroying the Clintons and never ever allowing another one to become President again.

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