Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Republicans Control Congress

Did you know that? Did you also know that the higher the percentage of the electorate that knows which party of controls Congress the more likely it is that party will lose seats in Congress? MyDD lays it out here, Our Message In 2006: Republicans Control Congress:
It would appear that if roughly two-thirds or more of the electorate is convinced Party X controls the House, then Party X loses seats in the House. In fact, in every election since 1970 where there was a large swing in seats--1980, 1982, and 1994--there was unusually broad agreement among voters over who controlled the House of Representatives.
So the message should be:
Given all of this, my proposal for the 2006 Democratic message is almost disturbingly simple. Rather than getting too much into the weeds over message, slogans, and policy proposals, in 2006 we something far more basic--something that the established news media cannot filter out and something that even Republicans are forced to agree with. Maybe one of our biggest messages in 2006, if not our primary message, needs to simply be to point out to the American public the simple fact that Republicans control congress. Run a voter education campaign with a very simple lesson: Republicans control congress.
In a more recent post we get a suggestion for Democrats when they don't know what to say:
If you don't know what to say use the following preface to every single one of your sentences. "You have to keep in mind that the Republicans control Congress, which means...."
Republicans Control Congress!


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