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Remember people...the cops are not your friends. When they pull you over for doing 168 in a 25 MPH zone in order to pepper spray you and probably arrest you, they are not there to help you out. This is why when you run from the police, always make a left turn/left turn when you round that blind corner. They are trained most people make a right turn/right turn. The police are like Obama...when given the choice, they are more than likely to make the wrong one.

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It took you 8 days to find this? :wacko:

 

You're singlehandedly worth the price of admission. :tup:

 

Sorry brah I'm not on here every day trying to make money off FF. My apologies.

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Can't believe bpwallace would leave his orange prison pants and skivvies behind like that.

 

You are soooooo off base.

 

I dont even WEAR skivvies! :wacko:

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You are soooooo off base.

 

I dont even WEAR skivvies! :wacko:

 

:lol:

 

Oh man, that's going to stick with me all day now. :tup:

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..How Republicans are being taught to talk about Occupy Wall Street

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.By Chris Moody

 

Political Reporter

 

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Protesters form a wall of signs at the Occupy Portland camp in downtown Portland, Oregon. (AP)

 

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Republican Governors Association met this week in Florida to give GOP state executives a chance to rejuvenate, strategize and team-build. But during a plenary session on Wednesday, one question kept coming up: How can Republicans do a better job of talking about Occupy Wall Street?

 

"I'm so scared of this anti-Wall Street effort. I'm frightened to death," said Frank Luntz, a Republican strategist and one of the nation's foremost experts on crafting the perfect political message. "They're having an impact on what the American people think of capitalism."

 

Luntz offered tips on how Republicans could discuss the grievances of the Occupiers, and help the governors better handle all these new questions from constituents about "income inequality" and "paying your fair share."

 

Yahoo News sat in on the session, and counted 10 do's and don'ts from Luntz covering how Republicans should fight back by changing the way they discuss the movement.

 

1. Don't say 'capitalism.'

 

"I'm trying to get that word removed and we're replacing it with either 'economic freedom' or 'free market,' " Luntz said. "The public . . . still prefers capitalism to socialism, but they think capitalism is immoral. And if we're seen as defenders of quote, Wall Street, end quote, we've got a problem."

 

2. Don't say that the government 'taxes the rich.' Instead, tell them that the government 'takes from the rich.'

 

"If you talk about raising taxes on the rich," the public responds favorably, Luntz cautioned. But "if you talk about government taking the money from hardworking Americans, the public says no. Taxing, the public will say yes."

 

3. Republicans should forget about winning the battle over the 'middle class.' Call them 'hardworking taxpayers.'

 

 

"They cannot win if the fight is on hardworking taxpayers. We can say we defend the 'middle class' and the public will say, I'm not sure about that. But defending 'hardworking taxpayers' and Republicans have the advantage."

 

 

4. Don't talk about 'jobs.' Talk about 'careers.'

 

"Everyone in this room talks about 'jobs,'" Luntz said. "Watch this."

 

He then asked everyone to raise their hand if they want a "job." Few hands went up. Then he asked who wants a "career." Almost every hand was raised.

 

"So why are we talking about jobs?"

 

5. Don't say 'government spending.' Call it 'waste.'

 

"It's not about 'government spending.' It's about 'waste.' That's what makes people angry."

 

6. Don't ever say you're willing to 'compromise.'

 

"If you talk about 'compromise,' they'll say you're selling out. Your side doesn't want you to 'compromise.' What you use in that to replace it with is 'cooperation.' It means the same thing. But cooperation means you stick to your principles but still get the job done. Compromise says that you're selling out those principles."

 

7. The three most important words you can say to an Occupier: 'I get it.'

 

"First off, here are three words for you all: 'I get it.' . . . 'I get that you're angry. I get that you've seen inequality. I get that you want to fix the system."

 

Then, he instructed, offer Republican solutions to the problem.

 

8. Out: 'Entrepreneur.' In: 'Job creator.'

 

 

Use the phrases "small business owners" and "job creators" instead of "entrepreneurs" and "innovators."

 

9. Don't ever ask anyone to 'sacrifice.'

 

"There isn't an American today in November of 2011 who doesn't think they've already sacrificed. If you tell them you want them to 'sacrifice,' they're going to be be pretty angry at you. You talk about how 'we're all in this together.' We either succeed together or we fail together."

 

10. Always blame Washington.

 

Tell them, "You shouldn't be occupying Wall Street, you should be occupying Washington. You should occupy the White House because it's the policies over the past few years that have created this problem."

 

BONUS:

 

Don't say 'bonus!'

 

Luntz advised that if they give their employees an income boost during the holiday season, they should never refer to it as a "bonus."

 

 

"If you give out a bonus at a time of financial hardship, you're going to make people angry. It's 'pay for performance.'

 

No matter what your personal politics are, you have to hand it to the Republican GOP organization. :wacko: They are a well oiled public relations machine when compared to the structure-challenged Democratic party.

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No matter what your personal politics are, you have to hand it to the Republican GOP organization. :wacko: They are a well oiled public relations machine when compared to the structure-challenged Democratic party.

 

Doesn't seem any different than any other organization trying to get a message across. But I agree with your premise that they are well oiled. However, I expect them to be.

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Doesn't seem any different than any other organization trying to get a message across. But I agree with your premise that they are well oiled. However, I expect them to be.

 

I've noticed in the past couple of days that the republicans in congress refuse to refer to the payroll tax cut as a "tax cut". Instead they'll say "tax holiday" or "tax break". I'm pretty sure this is no coincidence just in case this tax cut goes away at the end of the year.

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7. The three most important words you can say to an Occupier: 'I get it.'

 

"First off, here are three words for you all: 'I get it.' . . . 'I get that you're angry. I get that you've seen inequality. I get that you want to fix the system."

 

Then, he instructed, offer Republican solutions to the problem.

 

That's some funny $hit there.

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I've noticed in the past couple of days that the republicans in congress refuse to refer to the payroll tax cut as a "tax cut". Instead they'll say "tax holiday" or "tax break". I'm pretty sure this is no coincidence just in case this tax cut goes away at the end of the year.

 

Just came across another one...

 

"I don't think there's any question that the payroll tax relief, in fact, helps the economy," House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters Thursday.

 

So add "tax relief" to the list of words republicans should use instead of "tax cut" when referring to the payroll tax cut.

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I've noticed in the past couple of days that the republicans in congress refuse to refer to the payroll tax cut as a "tax cut". Instead they'll say "tax holiday" or "tax break". I'm pretty sure this is no coincidence just in case this tax cut goes away at the end of the year.

They aren't all that keen on Obama's payroll tax reduction. I wonder why that is?

 

Interestingly, Obama also wants the employer payroll tax dropped to 3.1% and all new hires would be taxed at zero for the employer. Still the Republicans aren't enthusiastic. Can't figure that one out. :oldrolleyes:

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They aren't all that keen on Obama's payroll tax reduction. I wonder why that is?

 

Interestingly, Obama also wants the employer payroll tax dropped to 3.1% and all new hires would be taxed at zero for the employer. Still the Republicans aren't enthusiastic. Can't figure that one out. :oldrolleyes:

 

 

And of course allowing the Bush cut to expire - as it was designed and many of them signed off on - is raising taxes.

 

The hypocrisy is so thick on that one, it's that type of stuff that has yet to take in presidential polls, but will most certainly help Barry.

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Nearly three months after protests began in New York and later expanded to cities around the country, the public is overwhelmingly critical of the fairness of the economic system. Most (77%) agree that there is too much power in the hands of a few rich people and corporations. And while a majority of Americans (58%) still say that “most people who want to get ahead can make it if they are willing to work hard,” this is lower than at any point since the question was first asked in 1994.

 

About six-in-ten Democrats (62%) agree with the concerns OWS has raised, compared with 50% of independents and 31% of Republicans

 

:tup::wacko:

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In Los Angeles, California, protestor Patricia McAllister, who identified herself as an employee of the Los Angeles Unified School District, had this to say:

 

"I think that the Zionist Jews, who are running these big banks and our Federal Reserve, which is not run by the federal government… they need to be run out of this country."

 

On the American Nazi Party website, leader Rocky Suhayda voiced support for "Occupy Wall St." and asked, "Who hold the wealth and power in this country? The Judeo-Capitalists. Who is therefore the #1 enemy who makes this filth happen? The Judeo-Capitalists."

One of people reportedly responsible for organizing the "Occupy Wall St." protests, Adbusters editor Kalle Lasn, has a history of perpetuating conspiracy theories that say the Jews control America's foreign policies.

 

Good luck with that.

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More than six-in-ten Republicans (63%) say government regulation is a major threat; just 42% of independents and 33% of Democrats agree.

 

Most Democrats (62%) and independents (59%) say the power of financial institutions is a major threat to the nation’s economic well-being, compared with 45% of Republicans.

 

And the gap between independents and the repubs still trending wider and wider and wider and..........

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