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Ed Rendell: Democrats lost spin war
Politico ^ | 10/27/10 3:21 PM EDT | ANDY BARR

Posted on 10/27/2010 12:54:53 PM PDT by Red Steel

Democrats have been plagued on the campaign trail by the White House’s trouble communicating a “clear and concise” message, Pennsylvania Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell said Wednesday.

“The message hasn't been getting out clearly and correctly since almost the beginning of the Obama administration,” Rendell told Fox News.

Rendell pointed specifically to the health care law, which Republicans have used to hammer Democrats on the campaign trail.

“When I ask people about, for example, the health care bill, they say, ‘well, the health care bill, I like a lot of the provisions, but it's going to add to the deficit,’” Rendell said. “No, it isn't … The CBO says over the next 20 years, it will reduce the deficit by $1 trillion.”

The term-limited governor and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee said that health care is just one of a number of issues on which Democrats have struggled to effectively make their case.

“What happened is the Democrats joined the Obama administration, lost a spin war on stimulus, on health care, even financial responsibility…95 percent of the people should have been for that bill,” he said. “It hasn't been a clear and concise enough message."


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; dopeydems; obama; rendell; spinspinspin
Fast Eddie Rendell is giving the usual excuse that we usually hear from the Dems who have lost or are about to lose, "We didn't get our message out".
1 posted on 10/27/2010 12:54:57 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Yeah, it’s the message Eddy. Has nothing to do with policies...


2 posted on 10/27/2010 12:58:05 PM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Red Steel
Hey Eddie, don't forget also that the masses are just not bright enough to understand the nuanced Dem arguments, which won't fit on a bumpersticker.

Good God, they've been playing this lame song for forty years now. Everytime they take a beating its because they're better and smarter and the people are at fault for not understanding that.

3 posted on 10/27/2010 1:00:46 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Red Steel

It sure is an irritating thing when regular folks in America wake up, ain’t it?


4 posted on 10/27/2010 1:02:29 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Red Steel

When the truth and lies are offered a level playing field, lies don’t have a chance.

The internet is becoming the great equalizer. I don’t have TV, so I see NO political ads. For me it is all about actual information I can easily find on the internet. As more and more people do that, the TRUE stars will rise to the top.

If the web stays truly free, that is.


5 posted on 10/27/2010 1:02:46 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Red Steel

Another way to look at it is that the Rats actually did get their message out, but now a majority of the people know it’s outright lies, and they act accordingly.


6 posted on 10/27/2010 1:02:50 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: Red Steel

Go back to bemoaning the latest Eagles’ meltdown Ed.


7 posted on 10/27/2010 1:02:55 PM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Red Steel

Translation: We just weren’t effective enough in lying to the American people.

Sorry Ed. They’re on to you and your pals. Lies get old and tired, and always eventually catch up with those who tell them.


8 posted on 10/27/2010 1:02:55 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (The Democrat Party is a vast criminal enterprise. And most Republican leaders are accomplices.)
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To: Red Steel

Sure Ed. It’s all about spin. Not 17% unemployment and inflation in food, gas, and medical insurance with no available credit for ordinary people and crashed house prices.


9 posted on 10/27/2010 1:03:56 PM PDT by November 2010
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

From the governor who is a local TV football analyst.


10 posted on 10/27/2010 1:04:06 PM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Red Steel

I saw this POS on Fox today...he is usually a fairly happy type guy...not anymore LOL!


11 posted on 10/27/2010 1:04:29 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: Red Steel

It’s hard to spin a 1.4 trillion dollar deficit when the average American’s income has been steadily dropping. I’m sure the bankers and the unions who got the money were polite enough to buy the spin, though. :)


12 posted on 10/27/2010 1:05:46 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ( "The right to offend is far more important than any right not to be offended." - Rowan Atkinson)
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To: Red Steel

It’s hard to spin a 1.4 trillion dollar deficit when the average American’s income has been steadily dropping. I’m sure the bankers and the unions who got the money were polite enough to buy the spin, though. :)


13 posted on 10/27/2010 1:06:03 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ( "The right to offend is far more important than any right not to be offended." - Rowan Atkinson)
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To: Red Steel; Liz; AT7Saluki; writer33

The rookie Hussein: “We’re on the brink. Throw that car into ‘D’ and let’s move forward!


14 posted on 10/27/2010 1:06:08 PM PDT by Libloather (Teapublican, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: Red Steel; All
The messaging shift was circulated this afternoon on a conference call and PowerPoint presentation organized by FamiliesUSA — one of the central groups in the push for the initial legislation. The call was led by a staffer for the Herndon Alliance, which includes leading labor groups and other health care allies. It was based on polling from three top Democratic pollsters, John Anzalone, Celinda Lake and Stan Greenberg The confidential presentation, available in full here and provided to POLITICO by a source on the call, suggests that Democrats are acknowledging the failure of their predictions that the health care legislation would grow more popular after its passage, as its benefits became clear and rhetoric cooled. Instead, the presentation is designed to win over a skeptical public and to defend the legislation — in particular, the individual mandate — from a push for repeal.

The presentation concedes that groups typically supportive of Democratic causes — people under 40, non-college-educated women and Hispanic voters — have not been won over by the plan. Indeed, it stresses repeatedly, many are unaware that the legislation has passed, an astonishing shortcoming in the White House's all-out communications effort.

"Straightforward ‘policy’ defenses fail to [move] voters’ opinions about the law," says one slide. "Women in particular are concerned that health care law will mean less provider availability — scarcity an issue."

The presentation also concedes that the fiscal and economic arguments that were the White House's first and most aggressive sales pitch have essentially failed.

"Many don’t believe health care reform will help the economy," says one slide.

The presentation's final page of "Don'ts" counsels against claiming "the law will reduce costs and [the] deficit." (Source: Politico)

15 posted on 10/27/2010 1:06:21 PM PDT by Conservative Coulter Fan ("The liberal agenda is the liberal neurosis made manifest."--Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr., M.D.)
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To: Red Steel

Well actually.......there are NO jobs out there and it is the economy stupid....that is the message voters have gotten....


16 posted on 10/27/2010 1:08:11 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Red Steel

The truth is Fast Eddie, you sealed your fate the day you all crammed Socialized medicine down the throats of Americans. You all crowed about it and then pretended you didn’t even read it first.

Epic Fail. Add that foul violation of trust to no jobs and constant union thug support.

EPIC FAIL.


17 posted on 10/27/2010 1:12:13 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Red Steel

Their message was clear enough; we simply didn’t like what we heard.


18 posted on 10/27/2010 1:18:06 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Red Steel

TOTAL NONSENSE.

The Obama and Dim message has been totally clear and well-enough articulated, continuously since 2008.

The American people simply do not agree with that message. It fooled some only until its real world application became unavoidable, and detested.

But, leave it to a Liberal like Rendell (a “useful idiot” to the Marxists) to believe that there is NOTHING WRONG with what they think, just something wrong with their presentation. Intellectually, they are sixty-years old dead-meat.


19 posted on 10/27/2010 1:22:47 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Red Steel
The Democrats can't get their message out clearly and concisely. If they did, they would never win ananother election.
20 posted on 10/27/2010 1:39:31 PM PDT by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man.)
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To: Red Steel

No, fast Eddie. The dems problem is the message DID get out in spite of the media’s best efforts to dissemble, misrepresent and bury the better part of what the left has been up to over the past two years or more.


21 posted on 10/27/2010 1:57:33 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Red Steel

Pretty tough to “spin” 10% unemployement and $1T+ deficits as far as the eye can see.

More of the same “the people are to stupid” meme they are passing among themselves.


22 posted on 10/27/2010 2:00:17 PM PDT by PogySailor (The ruling class will not go down easily. And neither will their paid hacks.)
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To: Red Steel
The CBO says over the next 20 years, it will reduce the deficit by $1 trillion.”

This degree of precision prognostication is brought to you by the same people that believe globull warming will destroy the ecology and all living things in one hundred years. I do not believe either guesstimate and for the same reason, too many variables in play for too long an interval to arrive at a specific answer.

Regards,
GtG

23 posted on 10/27/2010 2:09:49 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Red Steel

Lies 0
Truth 1,000


24 posted on 10/27/2010 2:11:37 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming)
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To: Red Steel

Hey Eddie: The message did get out clear enough and nobodys buying your BS or your direction.


25 posted on 10/27/2010 2:16:05 PM PDT by Mashood
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