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Victory in Iraq...Bumper Sticker Ideas
4-2-07 | Bob J

Posted on 04/02/2007 1:21:34 PM PDT by Bob J

We are losing the media battle for the hearts and minds of Americans over the war on terrorism in Iraq. The left controls the MSM...networks, much of cable, the major newspapers, magazines, hollywood, academia, etc. Rallies get scant coverage, positive developments in Iraq get spiked and the news is ALL BAD. They are never going to report fairly until they have elected a dem as President, and then it will be too late.

Now we're never going to convince the hardcore lefties or committed dems who will support anything, no matter how much it hurts the country, as long as it helps elect dems to office. We don't need to convince those of us on the right, that is just preaching to the choir and a waste of resources.

If we want to change the course of public opinion we need to reach those middle swing voters, independents and leaning pubbies who supported the war at the beginning but are now "going wobbly" as Margaret Thatcher might say.

The only way we can reach the public is by going around the MSM. This doesn't leave many avenues but there is one...outdoor advertising. While we don't have the money to rent thousands of billboards (yet) there is one thing we can do in the next 18 months that could be very effective...bumper stickers.

BS are traveling billboards and each one can create hundreds of impressions a day. Getting 100k or 500k or even 1 million BS's out on cars before the next election might help turn the tide.

1. The goal - Reshape majority opinion on the need to stay the course in Iraq.

2. Target - Independents, right leaning dems, swing voters and wobbly pubs and conservatives.

3. Method - Create millions of impressions each day that impact people on the need to defeat terror in Iraq and to support the Iraqi people in their efforts to create a funtioning democracy.

We need to create BS "slogans" that our targets will go "hmmm" at. They can't be in your face, they can't be overtly political and they absolutely cannot make them feel like they are traitors or are being accused of not supporting the military. If that is the impression created we'll lose them before we even get a shot at them. Many if not most of these "targets" DID support the war at one time and DO feel they support the military, but the left has been effective in co-opting that theme with "Yes, support the military by bringing them home", so it's impact has been diminished. This isn't saying supporting the troops isn't a noble cause and those efforts should be terminated, as it's important for our soldiers to know they have our support. But this media effort is not targeted at the military.

So, put yourself in the shoes of someone who at one time supported the effort in Iraq and maybe now has changed their mind. What could we put in a bumper sticker that might have them saying to themselves "Hmmm, I didn't think of that", or "I think that's right".

Please keep in mind brevity is critical to success in people seeing and understanding the message. The rule of thumb in marketing is you have 3 seconds, at best, to get your point across.

NOTE - We haven't come up with a plan yet on distributing the BS. The idea is still in it's conceptual stage, but all suggestions are welcome.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; War on Terror
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Here are a few that have already been proposed.

Terrorists Want Hippies Dead Too

Victory in Iraq Or Terror at Home

Fight Terrorists in THEIR country

Retreat and Bullies Follow You Home

Iraq Retreat is Victory for Terror

Retreat is Aid To Our Enemies

Did We Retreat From Hitler?

Did we Retreat From Pearl Harbor?

No Surrender in Iraq

Retreat IS Surrender

Don't Abandon Iraq

Avoid Vietnam2… No Retreat in Iraq

Jobs Not Over ‘til Jihadis are Finished

1 posted on 04/02/2007 1:21:35 PM PDT by Bob J
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To: Bob J

I think that this is a very good idea.


2 posted on 04/02/2007 1:25:05 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Dig deeper, more ammo.)
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To: Bob J

One for democrats.

Victory in Iraq? Not on our watch.


3 posted on 04/02/2007 1:26:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: Bob J
You hi the nail on the head with the following:

Victory in Iraq Or Terror at Home

Fight Terrorists in THEIR country

Retreat and Bullies Follow You Home

Iraq Retreat is Victory for Terror

For the the third one may be it is better to use “Retreat and the Terrorists follow you home”.

4 posted on 04/02/2007 1:26:27 PM PDT by jveritas (Support The Commander in Chief in Times of War)
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To: Bob J

The Democrat plan to defeat Terrorist:
____________________________________________


5 posted on 04/02/2007 1:26:44 PM PDT by Red Badger (If it's consensus, it's not science. If it's science, there's no need for consensus......)
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To: Bob J

Terrorism - Coming to a City Near You!

The Democrats - What Iran Wants!


6 posted on 04/02/2007 1:27:00 PM PDT by Jambe
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To: Bob J
The Barbary Pirates are Back --
For Another Dose of US Marines

Congressman Billybob

Latest article: "Katie Couric, Meet Becky Johnson"

7 posted on 04/02/2007 1:27:23 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob (Please get involved: www.ArmorforCongress.com)
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To: Bob J

Welfare not Warfare?


8 posted on 04/02/2007 1:28:00 PM PDT by sbMKE
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To: jveritas

That's how it bagan but is too long for a BS. We really need to truncate these things as much as possible.


9 posted on 04/02/2007 1:28:25 PM PDT by Bob J
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To: Eagles6

"Kill them there, or they Kill us here"

Lets just kill Muslims for the heck of it

Nuke Mecca! Today! No really!

Lets take over all of the oil fields not just some

Muslims want to die for Islam, so lets kill everyone of them

Muslims are happy dieing for Islam, lets make them all happy.


10 posted on 04/02/2007 1:28:59 PM PDT by stockpirate (You want real conservatives to show up at the polls this time, run real conservatives!)
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To: Bob J
We won the war, now let's win the peace

Bullies thrive on weakness, stand up to terrorism

11 posted on 04/02/2007 1:29:52 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (Always cheat; always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.)
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To: Bob J

Support the War on Terror
(the war against Iraq ended in April 2003)


12 posted on 04/02/2007 1:30:12 PM PDT by faq
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To: Bob J

Fight terrorists over there or here, your choice


13 posted on 04/02/2007 1:30:18 PM PDT by Edgerunner (I am here to learn...)
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To: Bob J

A Democratic Congress = Desertion in the face of the enemy.


14 posted on 04/02/2007 1:30:43 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Bob J

Don't Let Them Die in Vain
"Complete the Mission "

Islam is the Problem
Not George Bush

No More Vietnams!
Win This One !

United We Cannot Lose
Divided We Cannot Win

There is No Substitute for Victory !


15 posted on 04/02/2007 1:30:44 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Bob J

"Thank a Democrat for the Next 9/11"


16 posted on 04/02/2007 1:30:49 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Bob J
Defeat Terrorism - Defeat democRATS

democRATS - soft on Terrorist, hard on Taxpayers

17 posted on 04/02/2007 1:31:42 PM PDT by lormand (Liberals - the barbarians of our time.)
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To: Red Badger
I think to be most effective we have to leave politics out of it. Remember, our goal isn't to smack dems in the face (not that they don't need it), it's to reach the wobbly middle...some of who are dems. So let's not strangle the ability of the message to make an impact by attacking the target or looking nasty.

It should look like some average guy or girl in Peoria has put the BS on their car.

18 posted on 04/02/2007 1:31:45 PM PDT by Bob J
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To: Bob J

I think that "Victory in Iraq Or Terror at Home " is the most powerful one.


19 posted on 04/02/2007 1:31:50 PM PDT by jveritas (Support The Commander in Chief in Times of War)
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To: Bob J

Don't sell our TROOPS SHORT by SLOW BLEEDING their funds!


20 posted on 04/02/2007 1:32:28 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: Ben Mugged

2 good ones.


21 posted on 04/02/2007 1:32:30 PM PDT by Bob J
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To: LeoWindhorse

from the movie '300' :

"Here we fight ! Here they die! "

" No Retreat! No Surrender !"


22 posted on 04/02/2007 1:32:42 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Edgerunner

That's a good them, how can we make it short enough for a BS?


23 posted on 04/02/2007 1:34:08 PM PDT by Bob J
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To: Bob J

Bury your head in the sand, or bury the terrorists in the sand...........


24 posted on 04/02/2007 1:34:09 PM PDT by Red Badger (If it's consensus, it's not science. If it's science, there's no need for consensus......)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"Thank a Democrat for the Next 9/11"

I like this one.
25 posted on 04/02/2007 1:34:37 PM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (The United States of America is the only country strong enough to go it alone.)
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To: LeoWindhorse; Bob J
United We Cannot Lose Divided We Cannot Win

I'd change it this way:

"United we will win Divided we will lose"

___ Some more:

+ We didn't surrender in 1944, we won't in 2007.

+ (Image of Hitler and Ahmadinejad) Let's defeat Nazism a second time

26 posted on 04/02/2007 1:34:38 PM PDT by SolidWood (Islam is an insanity cult that makes everyone act Arab)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
This is a spin off on what Duncan Hunter says.

Germany, S Korea, Iraq 60 years of Success

27 posted on 04/02/2007 1:34:45 PM PDT by ClaireSolt (Have you have gotten mixed up in a mish-masher?)
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To: jveritas

http://www.makestickers.com/


28 posted on 04/02/2007 1:34:54 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: faq

Good one, but I think we need to focus it on how winning, or retreating impacts the individual.


29 posted on 04/02/2007 1:35:13 PM PDT by Bob J
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To: Bob J

I already have stickers that state I have family serving. Anything beyond that usually gets your car keyed.


30 posted on 04/02/2007 1:35:54 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: jveritas

I'm thinking we need at least 10 different ones...to broaden the message and keep things fresh. If we print them all in the same colors and people know there are different themes, they may start looking for them on vehicles.


31 posted on 04/02/2007 1:37:14 PM PDT by Bob J
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To: Bob J

Winning is everything. IT'S THE ONLY THING.
32 posted on 04/02/2007 1:37:40 PM PDT by sono (Al Gore buys carbon offsets with Blood Diamonds)
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To: armymarinemom

paint these sayings on signs and go stand by the roadsides with them , along with plenty of United States flags .

The response one gets is amazing!....

'we' are still the majority !


33 posted on 04/02/2007 1:38:14 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: SolidWood

I didn't think of linking jihad to nazis...how about;

Jihadis is the New Nazis


34 posted on 04/02/2007 1:38:37 PM PDT by Bob J
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To: LeoWindhorse

Thanks for the link.


35 posted on 04/02/2007 1:39:14 PM PDT by Bob J
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To: Bob J

America Will Stay!


36 posted on 04/02/2007 1:39:26 PM PDT by johnny7 ("Issue in Doubt." -Col. David Monroe Shoup, USMC 1943)
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To: Bob J

My favorite is still:

THESE COLORS DON'T RUN!


37 posted on 04/02/2007 1:39:54 PM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (The United States of America is the only country strong enough to go it alone.)
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To: Bob J

U.S. Travel Agents: Send Jihadis to Paradise!

Withdrawal IS Surrender: JUST SAY NO!

Victory: JUST DO IT!

Withdraw? Are we French?

Got White Flags?


38 posted on 04/02/2007 1:40:17 PM PDT by ODC-GIRL (Proudly serving our Nation's Homeland Defense)
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To: LeoWindhorse; Bob J

"Iraq: There we fight! There they die!"
"Spill the blood of the Terrorists in Arabia not America."
"You think Baghdad is nasty now? Wait 'til we leave it to
Jihad!"


39 posted on 04/02/2007 1:40:30 PM PDT by SolidWood (Islam is an insanity cult that makes everyone act Arab)
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To: armymarinemom

Have you had your car keyed?


40 posted on 04/02/2007 1:40:39 PM PDT by Bob J
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To: Bob J
Some of the signs at Gathering of Eagles:

Peace Thru Strength

Freedom Is Not Free

WOT: Here or There

Win The War or Lose to Jihad

Fight Jihad: Here or There

41 posted on 04/02/2007 1:40:47 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.)
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To: Bob J

Islam is nothing to lose your head over.. or is it?


42 posted on 04/02/2007 1:41:02 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: sono
Shouldn't that caption say "Winning isn't everything..."?
43 posted on 04/02/2007 1:41:13 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Bob J

Liberals are beyond reason. Nothing will wake them up.


44 posted on 04/02/2007 1:41:39 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Bob J

Terrorism never fed a hungry child.............


45 posted on 04/02/2007 1:42:00 PM PDT by Red Badger (If it's consensus, it's not science. If it's science, there's no need for consensus......)
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To: ODC-GIRL

Withdraw? Are we French?

Love it. How about we zing it a little with "Retreat? Are we French?"...heheh. Or "White Flags are for Frogs"


46 posted on 04/02/2007 1:42:19 PM PDT by Bob J
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To: Bob J

Agree 100%. No politics but the message should be to win in Iraq or the horrors that will follow if we do not.


47 posted on 04/02/2007 1:43:06 PM PDT by jveritas (Support The Commander in Chief in Times of War)
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To: Bob J

What do billboards cost?


48 posted on 04/02/2007 1:43:40 PM PDT by Lexington Green (Every American killed by a Mexican truck is a homicide committed by our leaders..)
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To: Bob J

Buy your Prayer Rugs and Bhurkas now, before the rush..........


49 posted on 04/02/2007 1:44:08 PM PDT by Red Badger (If it's consensus, it's not science. If it's science, there's no need for consensus......)
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Yeah, I used one of the DEMS favorite Euphemisms for retreat. They like to say they don't WANT to retreat, they want to WITHDRAW.

Yeah, right.....

Love the White Flags are for Frogs :-)


50 posted on 04/02/2007 1:44:38 PM PDT by ODC-GIRL (Proudly serving our Nation's Homeland Defense)
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