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The parable of the blue cup: What Nancy Pelosi says is the problem with Democrats
Yahoo News ^ | April 3, 2012 | Jeff Greenfield

Posted on 04/03/2012 12:35:02 PM PDT by Upstate NY Guy

So, I asked House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in an interview the other night, what could keep the Democrats from retaking the House of Representatives in November? She pointed to a cup on the table between us.

"When the Republican leadership tells its members, 'there is a blue cup on the table,' every Republican repeats, 'there is a blue cup on the table,'" she said. She sighed. "When I tell my fellow Democrats, 'there is a blue cup on the table,' one will say 'there is a blue cup on a round table.' Another will say, 'there is a blue cup next to Nancy Pelosi's cup.' Another: 'a blue cup on a brown table.'"

"And I say, 'why did you say that?'" she went on. "And the answer is: 'because it's true.'"

It may sound as if the former speaker, who still holds the top Democratic leadership position in the House, is conducting a linguistics seminar. But her point is simple: Democrats are incapable of the clear, simple messaging at which Republicans excel. In 2006, Pelosi says, Democrats regained the House by hammering away at one message: "Protect Social Security." This year, she says, Democrats must answer the Republicans' unwavering anti-government theme with a mantra of their own: "Medicare, Medicare, Medicare." The proposals laid out by House Budget Chair Paul Ryan, with their alterations to both the size and structure of Medicare, offer Democrats a rich target of opportunity—if only have they can muster the discipline to stay on message.

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TOPICS: Government; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: bluecup; democrats; pelosi
There is a blue cup on the table containing the missing brains of Nancy Pelosi.

May the House Dems never waiver in their support of this brilliant leader.

1 posted on 04/03/2012 12:35:12 PM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
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To: Upstate NY Guy

These people are certifiable.

BTW. It’s the damn democrats that want to gut medicare. Read the effing health care bill you dingbat!


2 posted on 04/03/2012 12:41:07 PM PDT by poobear
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To: Upstate NY Guy
Republicans say "There is a blue cup."

Democrats say "That's RACIST!!!"

3 posted on 04/03/2012 12:42:05 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1169 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Upstate NY Guy
Democrats must answer the Republicans' unwavering anti-government theme with a mantra of their own: "Medicare, Medicare, Medicare."

Didn't Pelosi and her brood cut half a trillion from Medicare in '09?

4 posted on 04/03/2012 12:42:19 PM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: Upstate NY Guy

Obama says there’s a purple cow on the barn roof and it’s unprecedented.


5 posted on 04/03/2012 12:46:45 PM PDT by DManA
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To: MAexile; poobear
"BTW. It’s the damn democrats that want to gut medicare. Read the effing health care bill you dingbat!"
"Didn't Pelosi and her brood cut half a trillion from Medicare in '09?"

Yeah! Our guys should be able to knock this one out of the park.

6 posted on 04/03/2012 12:47:02 PM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
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To: Upstate NY Guy

Pelosi, you have two cups - and your brains are sagging in them!


7 posted on 04/03/2012 12:50:26 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Upstate NY Guy
It's not the cup that's important.

It's the pill.

Choose.
8 posted on 04/03/2012 12:51:20 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: Upstate NY Guy
The blue demagogue.
9 posted on 04/03/2012 12:52:27 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: Upstate NY Guy

10 posted on 04/03/2012 12:52:38 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: servo1969
It's not the cup that's important. It's the pill.

Pelosi says we must all buy blue cups from the china store to make pills more affordable to the people who do not have access to blue cups. Obama says to argue otherwise is judicial activism.

11 posted on 04/03/2012 1:00:34 PM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
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To: Upstate NY Guy

“Democrats are incapable of the clear, simple messaging at which Republicans excel.”

That’s because the Dems don’t HAVE to have a clear, simple message. The MSM will fall over each other to do that for them.


12 posted on 04/03/2012 1:01:51 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Upstate NY Guy
In 2006, Pelosi says, Democrats regained the House by hammering away at one message: "Protect Social Security."

Hmmm. I thought it was the slogan of MOST ETHICAL CONGRESS EVER!


13 posted on 04/03/2012 1:04:31 PM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: Upstate NY Guy

Dumber than dirt


14 posted on 04/03/2012 1:04:48 PM PDT by qaz123
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To: Upstate NY Guy

Democrats are so forgetful. Nancy and her running dog lackeys got votes from people who were worried that Mark Foley was representative of typical Republican politicians.


15 posted on 04/03/2012 1:06:56 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Upstate NY Guy
But her point is simple: Democrats are incapable of the clear, simple messaging at which Republicans excel.

Well Nancy honey, when every word out of your and your cohort's mouths are lies, every once in a while you get called on it. And those lies are difficult to square with reality, and such lies are incompatible with simple messages. Therein lies your problem.

16 posted on 04/03/2012 1:23:56 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: Upstate NY Guy
Democrats are incapable of the clear, simple messaging at which Republicans excel

Bwahahahaha!

It is called TRUTH.

17 posted on 04/03/2012 1:33:55 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"The blue demagogue."

Pelosi: "We will win be all repeating the same mantra: "Blue cups and MediCare caps for all, er I mean Blue caps and medically cupped brains for some, er I mean Blue brained lobotomies for many, er, something like that..."


18 posted on 04/03/2012 1:34:42 PM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
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To: Upstate NY Guy

the problem with Democrats

is that all the smart people have run away from the party screaming


19 posted on 04/03/2012 1:35:25 PM PDT by molson209
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To: going hot
Democrats are incapable of the clear, simple messaging at which Republicans excel Bwahahahaha! It is called TRUTH.

Rush could have a lot of fun with this one. I hope he gets into this tomorrow.

20 posted on 04/03/2012 1:38:02 PM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
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To: I still care

The reason they cannot articulate a clear message is that their message is intended to cover up their agenda.

They’re all clear on the agenda, just as they are clear on the fact that they can’t disclose that agenda, or they’d never see the halls of power again.


21 posted on 04/03/2012 1:38:55 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Upstate NY Guy
Pelosi is trying to suggest that Republicans are simpletons. The reality is that liberals are intellectually dishonest. When a conservative says there's a blue cup on the table, it's because there actually is a blue cup on the table. When a liberal says there's a blue cup on the table they are lying. They want everyone to think there is a blue cup on the table but they all use different tricks to make people think it's there. Some will put a blue cup on a chair and try to make the chair look like a table. Some will put a white cup on a table and shine a blue light on it. Some will put a blue glass on the table and say it's a cup. That is why they can't get their messages straight. They have to tell lies about lies to cover their lies.
22 posted on 04/03/2012 1:39:59 PM PDT by JoeRed
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To: JoeRed

They’ll talk about the glassware on the table to distract from the fact that they have a feral animal under the table ready to devour anyone who is distracted by the cup.


23 posted on 04/03/2012 1:42:47 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Upstate NY Guy

The chair is against the wall.
The chair is against the wall.


24 posted on 04/03/2012 1:43:21 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Upstate NY Guy

Dear Nancy:

The cup may be blue, but you are still an idiot.


25 posted on 04/03/2012 1:46:10 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: MrB

...and then they’ll blame “conservative rhetoric” for inciting the animals behavior.


26 posted on 04/03/2012 1:47:59 PM PDT by JoeRed
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Dear Nancy:

The cup may be blue, but the Kool-Aid is purple. Bottoms up!


27 posted on 04/03/2012 1:54:34 PM PDT by JoeRed
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To: JoeRed

The feral animal I was referring to is communism.


28 posted on 04/03/2012 1:56:20 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: JoeRed

Actually, I’m happy to see Pelosi say this. It means she knows there’s no way in Hell the democRats will retake the House. See, she’s already making excuses...

Relax!


29 posted on 04/03/2012 2:15:31 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Upstate NY Guy

We have nothing to be worried about, Nancy is too old to stop doing things wrong. Keep talking Nancy, your mouth is an open grave.


30 posted on 04/03/2012 6:16:15 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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