How Obama and Dems win in 2012

I went on a bit of a stream of consciousness jag, inspired by the decision of the Sunday morning talk shows to book 6 GOP-Bush apologists to one Democrat on the occasion of Obama carrying out the action that killed Osama bin Laden. We have no liberal media. It's up to us to be the messenger for Obama and the Democrats.
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Allan Brauer @allanbrauer

Tomorrow morning, our corporate media will give platform to war criminals and serial failures in hopes of dragging down Obama's approval.

08/05/2011 12:55:59 WIB
Allan Brauer @allanbrauer

Our corporate media is so concerned that the GOP will be unable to front a marketable candidate that they're trying to drag Obama down.

08/05/2011 12:56:41 WIB
Allan Brauer @allanbrauer

It will be absolutely devastating for the 2012 news ratings if the GOP nominates a clunker and Obama wins in a cakewalk. Ads must be sold.

08/05/2011 12:57:31 WIB
Allan Brauer @allanbrauer

Remember that what the news media loved about the Obama/Clinton primary battle was Dems were fighting and a close race drew more eyeballs.

08/05/2011 21:53:58 WIB
Allan Brauer @allanbrauer

The GOP disappointed media in 2008 by quickly reconciling itself to McCain as their candidate. They have an interest in conflict.

08/05/2011 21:55:39 WIB
Allan Brauer @allanbrauer

With no primary challenger to Obama, the media hopes the GOP fight will be contentious and prolonged, and that Obama will be vulnerable.

08/05/2011 21:56:29 WIB
Allan Brauer @allanbrauer

The GOP's preference for winner-take-all primaries minimizes the chance that they'll approach their convention without a clear winner.

08/05/2011 21:58:47 WIB
Allan Brauer @allanbrauer

Therefore it will be necessary for the media to manufacture drama by insisting that Dems are divided, Obama's support is waning.

08/05/2011 21:59:30 WIB
Allan Brauer @allanbrauer

Any poll that suggests Obama could lose a state to the GOP nominee will be flogged in 64 point headlines; those showing him winning, not.

08/05/2011 22:01:48 WIB
Allan Brauer @allanbrauer

Any self-appointed spokesperson who calls for progressives to withhold support from O will be given a platform on Fox News and MSNBC.

08/05/2011 22:03:05 WIB
Allan Brauer @allanbrauer

The hundreds of thousands of volunteers calling and knocking on doors to re-elect Obama will be disappeared like Iraq war protestors.

08/05/2011 22:03:54 WIB
Allan Brauer @allanbrauer

If you would like to be cross-posted at HuffPo, Daily Kos, FDL et al, write a post about why Obama doesn't deserve your vote.

08/05/2011 22:05:20 WIB
Allan Brauer @allanbrauer

What can we do about the reality I have described? A few things. One, we can withhold our eyeballs and clicks from the media circus.

08/05/2011 22:06:17 WIB
Allan Brauer @allanbrauer

Two, we can use our own respective platforms, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, etc., to amplify and spread the message of those who support Obama.

08/05/2011 22:07:00 WIB
Allan Brauer @allanbrauer

Three, we can network with each other across all social media and refer people to the work of others with which we agree.

08/05/2011 22:07:35 WIB
Allan Brauer @allanbrauer

Fourth, and most important, we can organize and mobilize in the real world and talk to persuadable ppl in the middle, not just our allies.

08/05/2011 22:09:11 WIB
Allan Brauer @allanbrauer

Our country splits roughly one-third left, one-third right, one-third in between. Elections are about getting to 50% + 1.

08/05/2011 22:10:11 WIB
Allan Brauer @allanbrauer

In 2008, our local Obama phonebanking team included decline-to-state voters, and even some registered Republicans. Those are the target.

08/05/2011 22:11:24 WIB
Allan Brauer @allanbrauer

Covey's 7 Habits: each of us has a smaller circle of control and a larger circle of influence. The better you manage what's in your control,

08/05/2011 22:14:18 WIB
Allan Brauer @allanbrauer

the larger your circle of influence grows. Go forth. Be calm, friendly, rational and polite. Speak positively of Obama & his results.

08/05/2011 22:15:05 WIB
Allan Brauer @allanbrauer

Point out how much more Obama can accomplish if given 4 more years to continue what he's started. Contrast his vision with the GOP's.

08/05/2011 22:15:47 WIB
Allan Brauer @allanbrauer

Acknowledge he and his administration have not been perfect. Point out that no politician has ever been perfect. Ask who do you trust more?

08/05/2011 22:16:47 WIB
Allan Brauer @allanbrauer

Who do you believe actually has your best interests and those of your family and community in mind when deciding a course of action?

08/05/2011 22:17:32 WIB
Allan Brauer @allanbrauer

All politicians receive money from corporate donors. But ask which ones still favor policies that might benefit the little guy anyway?

08/05/2011 22:18:27 WIB
Allan Brauer @allanbrauer

Both parties support the principles of a strong US military. But which one has fought to make the military a better and fairer workplace?

08/05/2011 22:20:47 WIB
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