Nathan R. Jessup

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You Are Nuts If You Think Obama’s Stimulus Plan Isn’t Working-It Is!

In Uncategorized on February 18, 2010 at 1:05 pm

The DailyKos.com reports: This new video from Organizing for America and the DNC shows in graphic terms how the stimulus bill stopped the job losses of the Bush Recession and helped put our economy back on the road to recovery:

According to a New York Times/CBS poll, here is what Americans think about the stimulus:

The video is reminiscent of the Obama campaign’s use of online video in the 2008 campaign, and it’s the kind of thing OFA and the DNC ought to continue using to help bolster the administration.

It’s also a reminder that policy and politics go hand-in-hand: if the stimulus bill had been weaker, this sort of message would not have been possible, because the economy would still be collapsing. On the other hand, if the stimulus plan had been bolder, instead of saying that the Bush job losses had been stopped, this video could be talking about the Obama expansion.

Bottom-line: these kind of communications tools are important. But the most important thing is getting the right policy. As the White House has no doubt learned with health care reform, the better the policy, the easier it is to communicate.

It sure is a good thing there are groups like the OFA to convince explain to the people how well the progressive movement is going. Who knows, maybe Toyota will come out with a video of their own illustrating how well the brakes work on their recalls.  Propaganda only works if people believe it; kudos for the attempt however.

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You Are Nuts If You Think Obama's Stimulus Plan Isn't Working-It Is!

In Uncategorized on February 18, 2010 at 1:05 pm

The DailyKos.com reports: This new video from Organizing for America and the DNC shows in graphic terms how the stimulus bill stopped the job losses of the Bush Recession and helped put our economy back on the road to recovery:

According to a New York Times/CBS poll, here is what Americans think about the stimulus:

The video is reminiscent of the Obama campaign’s use of online video in the 2008 campaign, and it’s the kind of thing OFA and the DNC ought to continue using to help bolster the administration.

It’s also a reminder that policy and politics go hand-in-hand: if the stimulus bill had been weaker, this sort of message would not have been possible, because the economy would still be collapsing. On the other hand, if the stimulus plan had been bolder, instead of saying that the Bush job losses had been stopped, this video could be talking about the Obama expansion.

Bottom-line: these kind of communications tools are important. But the most important thing is getting the right policy. As the White House has no doubt learned with health care reform, the better the policy, the easier it is to communicate.

It sure is a good thing there are groups like the OFA to convince explain to the people how well the progressive movement is going. Who knows, maybe Toyota will come out with a video of their own illustrating how well the brakes work on their recalls.  Propaganda only works if people believe it; kudos for the attempt however.

You Are Nuts If You Think Obama's Stimulus Plan Isn't Working-It Is!

In Uncategorized on February 18, 2010 at 1:05 pm

The DailyKos.com reports: This new video from Organizing for America and the DNC shows in graphic terms how the stimulus bill stopped the job losses of the Bush Recession and helped put our economy back on the road to recovery:

According to a New York Times/CBS poll, here is what Americans think about the stimulus:

The video is reminiscent of the Obama campaign’s use of online video in the 2008 campaign, and it’s the kind of thing OFA and the DNC ought to continue using to help bolster the administration.

It’s also a reminder that policy and politics go hand-in-hand: if the stimulus bill had been weaker, this sort of message would not have been possible, because the economy would still be collapsing. On the other hand, if the stimulus plan had been bolder, instead of saying that the Bush job losses had been stopped, this video could be talking about the Obama expansion.

Bottom-line: these kind of communications tools are important. But the most important thing is getting the right policy. As the White House has no doubt learned with health care reform, the better the policy, the easier it is to communicate.

It sure is a good thing there are groups like the OFA to convince explain to the people how well the progressive movement is going. Who knows, maybe Toyota will come out with a video of their own illustrating how well the brakes work on their recalls.  Propaganda only works if people believe it; kudos for the attempt however.

It’s Settled. Obama Is The Best Liar Ever.

In Congress, Government Lies, morality, Obama, US Senate, World News on February 17, 2010 at 9:27 am

It takes a special person to look into the eyes of America and tell a lie as big as the audience to which its told. I can’t say enough about the courage it must take to pull this one off…

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

-Joseph Goebbels

Thank you to Gateway Pundit for digging up this gem of a video.

UPDATE: Sarah Palin’s Facebook page references watchdog.org

It's Settled. Obama Is The Best Liar Ever.

In Congress, Government Lies, morality, Obama, US Senate, World News on February 17, 2010 at 9:27 am

It takes a special person to look into the eyes of America and tell a lie as big as the audience to which its told. I can’t say enough about the courage it must take to pull this one off…

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

-Joseph Goebbels

Thank you to Gateway Pundit for digging up this gem of a video.

UPDATE: Sarah Palin’s Facebook page references watchdog.org

It's Settled. Obama Is The Best Liar Ever.

In Congress, Government Lies, morality, Obama, US Senate, World News on February 17, 2010 at 9:27 am

It takes a special person to look into the eyes of America and tell a lie as big as the audience to which its told. I can’t say enough about the courage it must take to pull this one off…

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

-Joseph Goebbels

Thank you to Gateway Pundit for digging up this gem of a video.

UPDATE: Sarah Palin’s Facebook page references watchdog.org