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DNC seeks input from public for Democratic platform
The Hill ^ | 7/08/08 | Klaus Marre

Posted on 07/08/2008 5:42:37 PM PDT by mdittmar

The Democratic National Committee announced Tuesday that it is seeking input from the public in all states as it is drafting its 2008 national platform.

The party is asking ordinary Americans to host and attend meetings “as an opportunity to exchange ideas and share perspectives on the challenges we face,” according to a DNC release. The party and the campaign of presidential candidate Sen. Barrack Obama (Ill.) will send policy experts to “as many meetings as possible to serve as facilitators.” The platform committee will then use the written summaries of the meetings in crafting the Democratic agenda.

“This process will empower Americans in all 50 states to make their voices heard as they help write the document that embodies our party’s values and vision for the future,” said DNC Chairman Howard Dean.

Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano will oversee the effort. She will be aided by national and state lawmakers, Obama campaign and DNC officials and union representatives.

“Barack Obama believes that every American should be able to contribute to the Democratic platform, just as record numbers have participated in this campaign,” said Obama spokesman Steve Hildebrand. “It’s not the lawmakers in Washington who live the day-to-day reality of our policies – it’s workers, teachers, parents and first responders – everyday Americans who just want to the best for their families.”


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008dncconvention; dncplatform; election; hoax; obama; propagandawingofdnc
This is to fun,hillary will be in the spotlight, in August.
1 posted on 07/08/2008 5:42:37 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

Whatever the problem, Gummit can fix it.

Pray for W and Our Victorious Troops


2 posted on 07/08/2008 5:45:37 PM PDT by bray (Drill Congress!!)
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To: mdittmar

Rush’s point that Barry Hussein had exactly 143 days of experience in the Senate before he declared himself ready to be President is simply astounding.
Some Democrats with a brain ought to show up at these meetings and demand that their nominee be someone who would actually be qualified...oh, and would be glad to produce a legal birth certificate, too.


3 posted on 07/08/2008 5:47:18 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: kittymyrib
The party is asking ordinary Americans to host and attend meetings “as an opportunity to exchange ideas and share perspectives on the challenges we face,”

Translation: "We haven't any clue what we stand for, other than just simply getting elected ... Please elect us, Please, Please !!"

4 posted on 07/08/2008 5:50:54 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: mdittmar

Public Input = SEND MONEY ... NOW!


5 posted on 07/08/2008 5:52:53 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: mdittmar

McCain should try listening to Conservatives. He might win this thing.


6 posted on 07/08/2008 5:55:53 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: mdittmar

I wonder if they really said “ordinary Americans.” As in, those little people who aren’t members of the ruling class? I thought we were all just Americans.


7 posted on 07/08/2008 6:02:35 PM PDT by kc8ukw
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To: mdittmar

1) Read the Constitution.

2) Apply the Constitution.


8 posted on 07/08/2008 6:12:13 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: Cobra64

Maybe,just maybe.


9 posted on 07/08/2008 6:14:43 PM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served,to keep us free)
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To: mdittmar
seeking input from the public in all states...

Drill: NEVER!

Abort: NOW!

Iraq: RUN AWAY!

Tax: BIG!

Spend: MORE!

Sex: WHENEVER! & WHEREVER! & WHOMEVER!

Undocumented: LICENCES! & ENTITLEMENTS!

10 posted on 07/08/2008 6:18:23 PM PDT by C210N (The television has mounted the most serious assault on Republicanism since Das Kapital.)
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To: mdittmar
I would be glad to participate

Let us see... (this should be fun)

For the platform I would like the following:

1. Stop killing babies by abortion

2. Stop surrendering to terrorists

3. Stop blaming this country and its freedom

4. Stop taxing people who work and tax those who do not work but receive government checks in some form (includes bureaucrats, welfare recipients, lawyers for the ACLU)

5. Drill Here Drill now for Oil and natural gas.

6. Cut off all funding for environmentalist - Marxist organizations, Planned (kill-your-baby-here) hood

7. Try the Dems in the congress - both houses - for treason.

8. Confiscate the Kennedy estate and distribute it to the people who pay taxes. -- that will do for starters

11 posted on 07/08/2008 6:22:35 PM PDT by verklaring (Pyrite is not gold)
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To: mdittmar
DNC PLATFORM IDEA

Use aborted third term fetuses to manufacture Soylent Green Energy Bars. (This should circumvent the current food shortages caused by the Ethanol Policies those damn Republicans talked us into.)

12 posted on 07/08/2008 6:22:35 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Guns don't kill people, gun free zones kill people)
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To: mdittmar

This is a pure political move. Make it look like you ask lots of people, in small groups, in limited venues so the participants don’t get together and compare notes.

A few thousand folks will remember giving inputs.

Toss the results, announce your platform, and declare a consensus, or better yet a mandate.

“Based on the inputs from ordinary people across the USA, we announce the following platform: Smaller classrooms and better pay for teachers, safe and legal abortions, commonsense gun safety regulations, “

This is a variant of the 3x5 card trick. You go to a meeting, maybe a school meeting or political meeting. Everyone gets 3x5 cards and writes their questions on them, then facilitators collect them and deliver them to the chairman, who then reads off the questions they already had prepared. The cards are a sham.

Once, knowing that we were to be blessed withe the card trick, I bought bright pink 3x5s from the office supply store and gave them out to my friends, and when we got there we passed them out to as many people as we could get away with. When they asked for questions to be put on cards, we all scribbled away and handed in our mostly pink cards.

Surprise, the deck madame chairman had was all white, a two inch stack of cards, none pink. Naturally there were questions met with embarrassed looks and really no good answer, um, my associates discarded the irrelevant ones.

Now on to the first question- How can we get smaller classrooms? LOL


13 posted on 07/08/2008 6:25:11 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: mdittmar

Section XXX: WARFARE

“We, the Democratic Party of the United States, abhor all forms of warfare and violence against other nations, even when in self defense against terrorists. However, we only feel this way when a Republican is President of the United States. Democrat Presidents may bomb whoever they want, for any reason.”


14 posted on 07/08/2008 7:39:32 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Support Operation Chaos!)
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To: kittymyrib

It is simple as far as additions to the Platform: become conservative, cut taxes, dump the DNC leadership plus the House and Senate liberal leadership, win the war against Islamofascism, appoint conservative jurists, and drill, drill, drill. Now that would cause a Dem landslide if they did it and I might even be appeased!!! Of course, the Messiah losing would help too!!


15 posted on 07/08/2008 7:40:45 PM PDT by phillyfanatic
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To: Cobra64

Our Congressional candidates should be doing the same thing and stop the bleeding by Nov. where Dems are favored to landslide the Pubs.


16 posted on 07/08/2008 7:42:00 PM PDT by phillyfanatic
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To: phillyfanatic
Our Congressional candidates should be doing the same thing and stop the bleeding by Nov. where Dems are favored to landslide the Pubs.

I totally agree. Politicans are blind, deaf, and dumb until they see the money.

17 posted on 07/08/2008 7:44:55 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: mdittmar

Here’s my input, scumbags!

1) stop undermining America
(the overall theme of what follows)

2) apologize to America’s citizens for your treasonous ways

3) stop pushing socialism

4) stop siding with every crackpot anti-American douchebag in the world

5) chuck all of your treasonous nutjobs like Reid, Pelosi, Obambi, the Clintonistas, Murtha, et al

6) stand up for what’s right, not what’s expedient

7) abolish liberal socialism

8) disband your pathetic treasonous party and start all over again


18 posted on 07/09/2008 1:52:04 AM PDT by Enchante (OBAMA: "That's not the Wesley Clark I knew!")
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To: mdittmar

The only new platform I want to see is the OIL RIG PLATFORM! DRILL and REFINE you IDIOTS!!!


19 posted on 07/09/2008 5:24:18 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: mdittmar
The Democratic National Committee announced Tuesday that it is seeking input from the public in all states as it is drafting its 2008 national platform.
Well... since, "A chicken in every pot and a car in every garage." has already been used. How about....
"A Handgun in every pocket and an Assault Rifle in every closet!"
Oops my bad. Wrong political party. Lemme scan the Communist Manifesto, be back in a sec.


20 posted on 07/09/2008 5:45:29 AM PDT by Condor51 (I have guns in my nightstand because a Cop won't fit)
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To: mdittmar

DNC - We Will Be What You Want

Taking Leadership to the Next Level


21 posted on 07/09/2008 6:12:23 AM PDT by One_who_hopes_to_know
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To: mdittmar
"This process will empower Americans in all 57 states to make their voices heard."

BS.

It pays to read leftist propaganda closely. The article continues,

"The party and campaign of Senator Obama will send policy experts to as many meetings as possible to serve as FACILITATORS."

To those who have studied leftist techniques, this is a prime example. It's a variation of the old liberal "group therapy" technique, where a number of small circles of naive participants are manipulated into correct thinking by a trained leader in each circle. Being in a group stifles independent thinking and negates resistance to pre-ordained conclusions. The naifs always end up thinking the results of the discussion are their own ideas.

(This, incidentally, is precisely how the League of Women Vipers operate in arriving at its left-wing recommendations on public issues).

With the Obama operatives fanning out across the 57 states to conduct these group-think sessions, you can be sure that the recommendations from the "voices of the people" will result in a Democrat convention platform entirely tailored to the goals of the socialist Messiah.

Freepers, to the barricades! Every daily press release about or from Obama must be parsed and dissected. This man is satanically cunning, creatively Machiavellian, continually on the offensive and his slimy tentacles are extending everywhere.

We either suffocate or stay on our toes. Which will it be?

Leni

22 posted on 07/09/2008 6:43:55 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Stay Home or vote Barr for Obamination, more Taxation, Regulation, Litigation and Ginzburgization)
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To: kc8ukw

“I wonder if they really said “ordinary Americans.” As in, those little people who aren’t members of the ruling class? I thought we were all just Americans.”

Great point. What a bunch of elitists.


23 posted on 07/09/2008 7:16:14 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: MinuteGal

The Democrat/Socialist propaganda outlet (mainstream media) is going to run with this.


24 posted on 07/09/2008 7:17:50 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: mdittmar

Deprot RATS?


25 posted on 07/09/2008 7:19:01 AM PDT by rrrod
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To: mdittmar
They're not interested in opinions - but in rounding up bunches of empty heads to march robotically in Obama-step for the campaign.
26 posted on 07/09/2008 2:10:09 PM PDT by mtntop3
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To: mdittmar

I want them to jump off a cliff. My suggestion.


27 posted on 07/09/2008 4:16:09 PM PDT by toddlintown (Morons; all of 'em.)
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To: MinuteGal
MinuteGal, I have been to meetings like this. One rule is that you can only ask “clarifying questions”, you can't challenge a basic premise at all.

The ones I have been to starts with a general meeting, they take some questions, then break up into groups and surprise! Each group has a facilitator, and likely radicals or malcontents seem to wind up in one group, where they can only influence each other.

After this, back to the big group for more “clarification”. It was at the second all-hands group that they pulled the 3x5 card trick, and each question was set up to make it look like agreement.

When the whole ordeal is over, they announce the “consensus opinions”, which for the left are foregone conclusions anyway.

Most participants can't see the whole process because they keep you busy, isolated, and nudged along.

At the end of the day, the organizers announce that consensus was reached, the group as a whole forged a new platform, policy, or whatever, and it was arrived at democratically.

Watch out, FReepers, for these techniques. If you know about them you can easily counter them mainly by questioning the process at the beginning, while the organizers will swoop on you for speaking out of turn and asking questions other than “clarifying questions”.

28 posted on 07/09/2008 6:16:57 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: mdittmar; All

http://s1.bitefight.org/c.php?uid=28721

http://www.eagleforum.org/educate/1998/nov98/focus.html

http://www.learn-usa.com/transformation_process/~consensus.htm

Here are some links about these meeting techniques, directed consensus, Delphi meetings, and so forth.

If you are somewhat brazen and learn the techniques, you can topple a Delphi-type meeting. It’s important that you and your posse are not dimed out as a group, nor individuals as troublemakers, until you get into the study groups.


29 posted on 07/09/2008 6:26:18 PM PDT by DBrow
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