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Monday, November 30, 2009

Don’t use the truth, just use our message.

I know this is not exactly what she meant but in a memo to the Health Care for America Now (HCAN) members on how to prepare to deal with the Tea Party protesters at the town halls earlier this year, Margarida Jorge wrote

Rather than try to reply with the truth (which won’t move them anyway) we should respond with our message

So truth is not really their friend here? Only the message.

Translation “Don’t debate. Just repeat the bullet points we’ve provided”

Which is probably good advice because I imagine they would lose the debate as soon as it got into details on how they planned to provide cheap healthcare for all for free without restriction.

I’m being flippant here, but be sure to read Big’s analysis which pulls out the real meaty stuff.

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