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Twitter Updates for 2010-06-07

  • #afn10 Karen Nussbaum – If we don't struggle to reach the hearts and minds of working people, we lose. #
  • #afn10 Nussbaum the place to address the tea party is not with leadership. The way to address the tea party is person to person. #
  • #afn10 People want to see effective government. #
  • #afn10 Nussbaum – Message "Corporations have too much power and they're ruining our economy. Here's how we're going to stop that." #
  • #afn10 Nussbaum – People want to know how you're going to solve the problems, not just that you're for solving them. #
  • #afn10 Nussbaum – People really don't care about how the system works or doesn't, they just want to to work. #
  • #afn10 Nussbaum – Bipartisanship doesn't spontaneously come up when talking to people about crisis. #
  • #afn10 Westen – No consequences from the left for WH, Dems, etc. #
  • #afn10 Westen – We need a left flank that gets active, and it's been too silent. #
  • #afn10 Westen – Progressive have been too silent when the W/H announces things like offshore drilling while talking climate change. #
  • #afn10 Mursull – House passed more progressive legislation than any Congress since New Deal. #
  • #afn10 Mursull – We need to hear "These guys drove the economy into a ditch" and we won't let that happen again. #
  • #afn10 Mursull – AZ + Tea Baggers = "Oh my God. These people don't think I'm an American." #
  • #afn10 Mursull – Opportunity to define not just the alignment of political values but alignment of identities. #
  • #afn10 Mursull – 18 States considering AZ style laws – What does that say to someone like me. #
  • #afn10 Mursull – Add insult to injury every time someone says "I want my country back." #
  • #afn10 Mursull – It's going to be very hard in next 20 years for progressive to win w/o figuring out Latino issues. #
  • #afn10 Mursull – If we don't take this opportunity, we are missing opportunity of a lifetime w/Latino voters. #
  • #afn10 Mursull – Are progressives doing the job to affirm that Latino identity is in line with progressive identity. #
  • #afn10 Mursull – Since 2008, there's been a hold-out for hope. Question is whether they will engage or not. #
  • #afn10 Mursull – 2008 was the first time we registered more Democratic Latino voters. #
  • #afn10 Mursull – Latino frustration is "all oveer the place." #
  • #afn10 Jorge Mursull – insight on Latino community, start w/job loss, etc. and add the most egregious anti-immigrant actions in my life. #
  • #afn10 Nussbaum – Backed up with a movement and political leaders who will lead, they can tip our way. #
  • #afn10 Nussbaum – It's less scary to go after corporations, wall street, etc. if you're on your own. #
  • #afn10 Nussbaum – Working class is at the tipping point. #
  • #afn10 Nussbaum – People are looking for an alternative to the status quo. #
  • #afn10 Nussbaum – When we're at the front door, Glenn Beck is on the TV in the living room, but people listen. #
  • #afn10 Nussbaum – white working class moderates are open to understanding how status quo benefits big corporation. #
  • #afn10 Nussbaum – right wing talking points take hold in a vacuum. #
  • #afn10 Nussbaum – Think of the political spectrum as a mobius strip – very fluid. #
  • #afn10 Karen Nussbaum – talking to non-unionized, working class whites can make them winnable #
  • #afn10 Westen – Never let attacks go unanswered. #
  • #afn10 If you throw a bipartisan party and no one comes, don't throw another one. #
  • #afn10 Westen – Tell the story of how we got in this mess our you'll own it. #
  • #afn10 Westen – Following the CW when by taking right works against us. #
  • #afn10 Westen – No one will talk about stocking racial fears of day when whites are minority, when data shows it's best to talk about it. #
  • #afn10 Westen – No one answers conservative counter-narratives, on cause of recession, health care, and government. #
  • #afn10 Westen – Seems like the bailout happened in a week. Why exchanges take 3 years I don't know. #
  • #afn10 Westen – You can explain why def. spending is necessary in 15 sec. Need to do it over and over gain. #
  • #afn10 Westen – FDR called the depression the conservative depression or republican depression. #
  • #afn10 Westen – WH doens't tell us why economy is down, why deficit spending is needed, offer an alt. narrative on gov't. #
  • #afn10 Drew Westen – "Despite talk of accountability, no one is fired" 1 auto executive and MMS head. #
  • #afn10 Lake – The public is frustrated but listening. The people who answer that frustration and present an agenda w/answers win in Nov. #
  • #afn10 Lake – strong support for more progressive tax system. #
  • #afn10 Lake – CEOs get bailed out but still cost jobs and ship them overseas. #
  • #afn10 Lake – number one priority for Americans, end the benefits for moving jobs overseas. #
  • #afn10 56% blue collar men negative about direction of the country #
  • #afn10 Lake – Dissatisfaction with Congress is starting to have a partisan edge that is not in our favor. #
  • #afn10 Lake – Voters have not yet closed the door. Still looking for the change they voted for. will try to force again this Nov. #
  • #afn10 Lake – There is a serious economic message that could be had by either side. #
  • #afn10 only 10% believe they have benefited from economic policies. #
  • #afn10 Lake 62% sa large banks have benefited from economic policies #
  • #afn10 27% report having lost health insurance. #
  • #afn10 43% of Americans report reduced wages #
  • #afn 38% of Americans say someone close to them has lost a job #
  • #afn10 only 18% of Americans think things are getting better at the local level #
  • #afn10 Voters overall are negative on the direction of the country – Overwhelmingly w/blue-collar workeres. #
  • #afn10 Voters still want change and a progressive new direction more than the satus quo. #
  • #afn10 Celinda Lake – It's not just jobs anger, but "paycheck anger" as well. #
  • #afn10 Celinda Lake "Voters are upset with the direction of the country and the state of the economy." #
  • #afn10 "Workning Class Anger: Does It Swing Right Or Left?" – the pols and pollsters speak. #
  • Arlene Holt Baker "Working people are at a crossroads. They can swing towards left wing progressivism or right wing conservatism. #

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