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.
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.
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.
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.
Allan Brauer @allanbrauer
The GOP disappointed media in 2008 by quickly reconciling itself to McCain as their candidate. They have an interest in conflict.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Allan Brauer @allanbrauer
Our country splits roughly one-third left, one-third right, one-third in between. Elections are about getting to 50% + 1.
Allan Brauer @allanbrauer
In 2008, our local Obama phonebanking team included decline-to-state voters, and even some registered Republicans. Those are the target.
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,
Allan Brauer @allanbrauer
the larger your circle of influence grows. Go forth. Be calm, friendly, rational and polite. Speak positively of Obama & his results.
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.
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?
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?
Allan Brauer @allanbrauer
All politicians receive money from corporate donors. But ask which ones still favor policies that might benefit the little guy anyway?
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?
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