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  1. #1 Democrats campaigning on Koch brothers, not on issues 
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    Schumer On Dems Midterm Elections Strategy: “I Think The Koch Brothers Thing Will Work”…

    Chuck Schumer: No end to attacks on Kochs
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    Sen. Chuck Schumer defended Democrats’ strategy of slamming the billionaire Koch brothers, predicting Monday that the efforts “will work.”

    Schumer said recent polling shows 48 percent of Americans recognize the name of the businessmen, who have poured millions into conservative political ads and campaigns.

    That’ll mean about 90 percent of them will know it [the Koch name] in October,” Schumer said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Monday. “We also have to have a shield that protects us from these ads. And I think the Koch brother thing will work.”

    The New York Democrat brushed off criticism from conservatives that Democrats are trying to suppress the free speech rights of Charles and David Koch with the repeated attacks, including some from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid calling them “un-American.”

    “The Koch brothers aren’t just sitting there innocently on the side,” Schumer said. “They’re spending $40, $50 million in ads that are not focused on their real agenda, which is just eliminating all regulation on corporations, cutting taxes to virtually nothing. And so that demands a response. So I don’t feel sorry for them.”

    Schumer said if Democrats focus only on attacking the Kochs as a strategy, “we’ll lose,” but in addition to proposing an agenda, the left must answer the Kochs.

    “It’s different than [Democratic donor] George Soros,” Schumer said. “First, the Koch brothers are doing far more with ads than people recognize, and second, they’re real issues, just not ideological issues, but specific issues in the state about them. And I think it’s going to make a difference. It’s going to undo the sting of a lot of these ads. We’re already finding that in the polling in a few of the states.”
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    eeeevil Sith Admin SarasotaRepub's Avatar
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    That "48 %" are really wondering why their party is attacking
    their drug of choice, after Pot that is...
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    This will only work if the GOP is dumb enough to switch off the issues and debate doner's.

    Issues for the GOP

    1. Obamacare
    2. Jobs
    3. Taxes
    4. Government Intrusion
    5. Spending

    Issues for the Dems

    1. Koch Brothers
    2. War on Women
    3. Amnesty

    Lets hope our party is not that stupid to switch to topics to more Dem friendly topics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Lets hope our party is not that stupid to switch to topics to more Dem friendly topics.
    Well, if past is prologue we know they ARE that stupid. They had a golden opportunity to destroy Obama in 2012 but instead they decided to play right into their hands.
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    Harry Reid Took Money from Koch Lobbyist

    Add Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) to the list of Senate Democrats who have benefitted from Koch money. In fact, he might as well pay one of his grandchildren to stitch Koch insignias onto his suit to denote their sponsorship:


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    Another Dim took Koch money.

    http://www.ijreview.com/wp-content/u.../Schumer01.jpg



    Yep, same Dim Chuck the Schmuck Schumer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Another Dim took Koch money.

    http://www.ijreview.com/wp-content/u.../Schumer01.jpg



    Yep, same Dim Chuck the Schmuck Schumer.
    Puts Chuckie's comments in a different light, doesn't it? It will be fun to hear his tap dancing on that one. He is such a hypocrite.
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    I don't believe that poll. I would figure 90% of Americans or more have never heard of the Koch brothers.
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    I agree, Ralph.
    "The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves" ~ JFK; from his famous inauguration speech (What Democrats sounded like before today's neo-Liberals hijacked that party)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph wiggum View Post
    I don't believe that poll. I would figure 90% of Americans or more have never heard of the Koch brothers.
    Almost certainly the truth.
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