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February 7, 2006

Republicans Control Congress

-- by Dave Johnson

Over at MyDD, Chris Bowers has an amazingly simple plan for winning the 2006 elections:

Rather than getting too much into the weeds over message, slogans, and policy proposals, in 2006 we something far more basic--something that the established news media cannot filter out and something that even Republicans are forced to agree with. Maybe one of our biggest messages in 2006, if not our primary message, needs to simply be to point out to the American public the simple fact that Republicans control congress.
Go read why.

I really think that we blog readers get too far out ahead of the public. We are hyper-informed. We think others know what we know. We think facts are important. But in fact most of the public knows very little about politics and the news and the issues and understands even less. Many of the people who bother to vote at all base their decisions on things that would make informed people like us just pass out if we heard them.

The key to winning elections is learning how various groups of voters make their decisions, and being there with the information they need in the form they need it and in the channels where they receive it.

Posted by Dave Johnson at February 7, 2006 8:04 PM

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Sigh. Stoller is just ripping off my stuff now. In response to his Feb 1 piece "This is How a Real Alito Campaign Should've Gone" I chastised him and wrote my own plan on my blog (click the url for the link):

BEGIN QUOTE
"For the record, MyDD's plan is a loser anyway, because it fails to acknowledge a few basic, overtly obvious truths about the current political reality. These are:

1. Democrats lost the elections.
2. Republicans run the country.
3. As a result, Republicans get to appoint Justices.

If you don't like that, work to elect more Democrats. Anything else is a distraction."

END QUOTE.

Now Stoller writes "If you are an elected Democrat, just stop talking about what Democrats need to do to be elected. Tell the country that Republicans are in charge and if people want a change they should vote for new leaders."

Sound familiar?

And after his huge Alito campaign rant, he says "no more process talk?" WTF???

He should have acknowledged his source -- ME. I do all the heavy lifting in this damn blogosphere, and what do I get?

Hernias.

Posted by: Mark Spittle [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 7, 2006 10:42 PM

Stop making sense Dave:

"The key to winning elections is learning how various groups of voters make their decisions, and being there with the information they need in the form they need it and in the channels where they receive it."

The problem is your strategy makes too much logical sense. Therefore it will be ignored.

Truth is your are spot on.

Thx!

Posted by: BadGimp [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 7, 2006 11:58 PM

BadGimp has said what I wanted to say, so all I want to say for now is:
You are spot-on, Dave!
And this:
I never cease to be amazed at the ignorance of many, if not most of the voting public.

'Many of the people who bother to vote at all base their decisions on things that would make informed people like us just pass out if we heard them.' Too right you are, Dave!

Posted by: Helga Fremlin at February 8, 2006 3:15 PM

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