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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Who's in charge of rhetoric in this party, anyway?

Posted by: Jambo / 11:57 PM

Hardliners in the Bush administration (hey, talking about W sounds more like talking about the old Soviet Union everyday!) have an effective sound bite when they say Democrats are "voting for defeat" in Iraq. It's a lie, of course, but that doesn't mean it doesn't help them. Democrats are always pretty lame in the soundbite department and I wish they would come up with a good counter for for this latest propaganda. Here's my suggestion: Every time the Republicans trot out this lie Democrats should counter with the claim that Bush doesn't want to win the war, he just wants to delay withdrawal until he's out of office. Every additional soldier who dies does so only so Bush can save face. OK, it's two lines long which is one more than a real soundbite is supposed to have but I still think it can work if we repeat it often enough. It even has the benefit of most likely being true. Joe Biden made this point months ago but no one really followed up on it. But the secret to this sort of thing is repetition. Have enough different people in enough different forums saying this and we can really leverage the public's already healthy distrust of W to increase the pressure to end the war, or at least our involvement in it.

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Who's in charge of rhetoric?

Alas, it's Harry "this war is lost" Reid.

By Blogger Foureyes McFloodpants, at 3:20 PM  

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