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Posted on 06/25/2012 2:32:28 PM PDT by STARWISE
House Democrats should launch a media blitz as soon as the Supreme Court rules Thursday on President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, according to a strategy memo obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times.
The memo, from the House Congressional Democratic Leadership operation, advises members to be on the alert Thursday morning to "quickly and effectively" communicate with media and constituents "as soon as the decision is announced."
The memo outlined a game plan to use traditional media--plus FaceBook and Twitter to "serve as a way to inform your followers of the Court's decision while adding your voice to the conversation. Members should be prepared to have a concise message to send through these accounts once the decision is released."
Of course, there is also the usual press release: "Members should be prepared to have a statement written quickly, once the decision is released, to send to press and post on his or her Congressional website."
After the first wave of comments, House Democrats next are advised to hold a telephone town hall Thursday and through the week.
"While still in Washington, a tele-town hall will allow Members to speak directly with constituents about their positions and answer questions stemming from it."
There are certain rules about taxpayer funded communications that Members have to be careful about, the memo stated.
"Be mindful of tele-town hall franking rules if your office is in a blackout period and contact the House Administration Committee at 202-225-2061 with any questions. A draft script for announcing a tele-town hall to your constituents and vendor resources are available on DemCom."
There are also some more standard suggestions, such as booking interviews with editorial boards, reporters and bloggers. "Before the ruling is released, contact print reporters, bloggers, and television stations to schedule an interview following the announcement. Members can also contact local editorial boards about the possibility of penning an op-ed following the ruling."
That can be buttresses with mail and e-mail. "Once the decision is released, compose correspondence to send those writing and calling your office, as well as targeted constituents in your district."
The Supreme Court is ruling as members head home for a summer break. Members are being encouraged to "hold events underlining the importance of the Affordable Care Act," with guidance available to work "with health care groups and how they can help you find Americans and small businesses benefitting from the law for your event."
There are even suggested sample events, such as holding "a press conference with those helped by the law, such as young adults able to stay on their parents' coverage, seniors paying less for prescription drugs, or women whose gender will no longer be considered a pre-existing condition."
Michael Savage is right. Liberalism is a mental disorder. I was talking with a useful idiot this weekend. She has no clue that she is being used for the greater good of the party.
I heard Levin Friday night. Every lib caller was an idiot with no idea what they were saying. Simple question, “why should we re-elect Obama?” Not one person had a coherent thought.
speechifying and speechifying
... and endless spinning.
In other words, start talking about the decision before taking the time to read and analyize the decision -- just like when Congress passed Obamacare in the first place.
He is so stupid he only has 1 more year.
Were “accepted” talking points attached or do they come later?
When and if the supreme court strikes it down, Obama will ignore the court.
When and if the supreme court upholds it, I will ignore it.
We are no longer a country of laws, we are a country of men.
I am a man, and I will chose which laws I will obey and which laws I will not obey.
Just following the example of the preezy of the steezy.
I wonder. Does the GOP ever call for “strategy” meetings to promote their agendas to the public?
Sounds like my often and repetitive saying that now at least one half of Americans are dumb as a box of rocks when it comes to their Country.
I am not a man. But I AM a FREEWOMAN and BTTT!
Talking points ready...aim...
Yes, Boehner plays golf and then cries when he one-putts and Rommney/Rove tells us "not to spike the ball," if the SCOTUS strikes down Obamacare.
I can't imagine any other outcome.
If the court strikes down only the Individual Mandate or the entire 2700 page wagonload of manure, the Obama administration will continue to implement Obamacare as fast as they can.
Their excuse will be that the money has already been appropriated and authorized -- and once they are able to adjust the bill to meet constitutional muster, the framework will be ready.
You want to get a terrifying wakeup call on how we’re being outflanked, outspent, and outplayed by the lib freaks, read what our side DOESN’T do regarding savvy strategizing and futuristic wealth employment:
The New Leviathan: Glenn interviews author David Horowitz
Monday, Jun 25, 2012
David Horowitz has been standing guard for a long time. He was a Communist. He was raised by communists, he was part of the 1960s radical movement. When he started to see the slaughter after the Vietnam War, he woke up and said, what ; guys, we were wrong. They didnt care. And he realized it wasnt about the principles, it wasnt really about doing good. It was really about power and control. And he started to talk about that. And he was rejected by the left and the right and then the right would listen to him, if Im not mistaken, David stop me at any time the right would listen to him when it was advantageous to him but still they really didnt get it.
David Horowitz is a guy who, when I first started looking into the Tides Foundation and everything else, I found Discover the Networks, which is one of the best tools out there if you really want to know whos connected, how its connected. Its really complex, very difficult to understand, but hes made more sense of it than anybody else.
David Horowitz has a new book out called The New Leviathan: How the Leftwing Money Machine Shapes American Politics and Threatens Americas Future. It is one of the most frightening books you will read because its all true and all about how far behind anybody who loves freedom really is. David, welcome to the program. How are you, sir?
HOROWITZ: Thank you, Glenn. Actually Im not as pessimistic as my book would lead people because
GLENN: Its breathtaking.
HOROWITZ: I see a dramatic change in American political life and that is the awakening of the people. The awakening of conservatives. When I first, when I left the left 25 years ago, actually conservatives were quite kind to me, but they didnt really want to take in if the message.
They were in a kind of denial because first of all because it was too horrible to contemplate that there were so many people that want to destroy this country. So many Americans, American citizens, Americans born, Americans privileged especially, privileged Americans who have a hatred in their heart for America.
And the second thing is that conservatives dont like politics. If youre a conservative, youre probably in the private sector, youre a creator. Politics is real .. is a lot about destruction.
Youre a creator. If youre running a business, you want every customer possible. So you dont want to get involved in divisive battles. And then kind of the attitudes change a little and I got support because they .. I mean, here was a guy who was willing to mix it up and get into the street fight and I .. you know, I dont take any credit for that. Thats really all I know how to do. And thats the way I was brought up.
GLENN: But we havent .. I mean, all of us, first of all, after communism fell, we all thought, oh, Communist, its a joke, thats proven wrong, its not working. So any hiding communists or anything like that, Oh, please, its ridiculous. Nobody really believes that. And were all in that moment of, you know, after September 11th, all .. even the progressives standing there on the steps of the capitol holding hands and singing Kumbayah and everybody thought, were all Americans. No, were not.
GLENN: No, were not. And your book outlines the staggering, again, just the appendix just breathtaking.
It is the number of groups and how much money they have on the left. Let me just start here.
***There are 14 liberal groups that have a billion dollars in assets.***
HOROWITZ: More than.
GLENN: Yeah, more than a billion dollars in assets. 14.
***The conservatives have zero. Theres nobody on the side of conservatives that have the juice and the power of these foundations.***
So we are not “allowed to spike the ball” and perhaps buck up a beleaguered court. No siree; while the rats plan a summer offensive, we plan how and when to surrender.
Prepare to riot, yell, scream and apply mayhem, no matter what the decision is...
This will not end well.
“...and Rommney/Rove tells us “not to spike the ball,” if the SCOTUS strikes down Obamacare.”
When and if, to hell with that BS Mr. Niceguy crap.
I am funding and holding a block party to celebrate justice and the slapdown of the Marxist Takeover Law.
(Affordable healthcare, my rear. Affordable for who? Obama and his voters, that is who.)
If the individual mandate is struck down, the funding mechanism for the entire law goes away. So how in your opinion can the law be paid for?
Sorry, but if the mandate to buy ins is found unconstitutional the law will collapse just as many past unfunded laws have.