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Kaine... the Golden Boy... NOT

They are sending out Kaine to reply to the SOTU...

Because they are reading the book of the guy who shares his bed with Karl Rove's political advisor. In this book he and his pal say that Democrats should talk up faith and values in order to win votes... and abandon that messy stuff like issues and policies...... and while we are at it there are these trash barrels full of Kool Aid [there is a funny after-taste but pay it no mind] that should be passed out liberally [get it] to the party base

Because Dems have yet to reach rock bottom... so they are sending out Kaine as the poster boy on how to win in 2006... "Be all Christian-like"

Rahm's workerbees are not too subtle in their attempts at creating this frame in the blogosphere that the "Dems don need no stinking issues and policies" just get down on your knees and pray for the mercy of the GOP.

Just for once I would like to see the Democratic leadership use it tactical arsenal against the GOP instead of always trying to hoodwink the base.

No matter how they frame it ... it all come down to the same shit:

* Remapping the Culture Debate

Garance Franke-Ruta: ...the way to move voters on progressive issues is to sometimes set aside policies in favor of values

* Duck and cover! Bill's got a Bible in his hand...!!

Daily Kos: Fear not the progressive lessons of wisdom, compassion and common sense in the Good Book. When the knuckledragger wing of the Republican party comes after you over God, guns and gays, grab a mike, grab a Bible, and smite their hypocritical asses.

* Moving from Issues to Lifestyles

Bowers: shifted our focus away from policy areas and toward lifestyles (ie values; faith; Christianity ect)

Gee, Bowers... you are right I am as dumb as you think I am... where do I sign up... and who do I make this check out to? How many strategerie sessions did it take for you DC boys to morph "values" into "lifestyles"... I guess you did one of those poll-thingys and market tested this frame to "progressives"...

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Posted by Disgusted Dem (not verified) on 19 January 2006 - 5:07pm
It is so bad...

that it is embarrassing...

Spectacularly cringe-worthy

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Posted by disgusted dem (not verified) on 20 January 2006 - 11:51am
Give me a Mutha Fucking Break!!!!

Minority Leader Reid Apologizes to GOP

WASHINGTON Jan 19, 2006 — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday apologized to 33 Republican senators singled out for ethics criticism in a report from his office titled "Republican Abuse of Power."

"The document released by my office yesterday went too far and I want to convey to you my personal regrets," Reid said in a letter.

"I am writing to apologize for the tone of this document and the decision to single out individual senators for criticism in it."

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THROW THESE FUCKING BUMS OUT!!!!

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Posted by Disgusted Dem (not verified) on 19 January 2006 - 5:43pm
How pathetic

He can't even stand by his words during political hardball? What's with this guy, anyway?

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Posted by media girl on 19 January 2006 - 6:50pm
the Reid apology to the GOP

When I picked the title, I did not know aobut the Reid apology... (NYT has it now, Hulse wrote it up)...

I was angry, to be honest, over Wolf's The Situation Room (transcript) that I caught with tape of

Hilpac (War War War, all options open wrt Iran) and

Kerry (unbelievable but we saw it for months and years) and

Mr Murtha. I so wish he had stood with Byrd when it mattered in 2002 and 2003, but to be charitable, kind but also honest, he IS trying now... but iwth Hilpac and Kerry and so many like that... well, what to do.

I hate it that Zell is right: No longer a national party.

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Posted by Marisacat on 19 January 2006 - 9:20pm