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What is so amazing about McCain's "Joe the Plummer" meme it the degree to which it is based on vacuous sloganeering as opposed to economic analysis.  McCain's approach can't withstand even a first order glance, as the callers demonstrate.  Too bad that this exchange will likely get little additional coverage.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Oct 22nd, 2008 at 02:47:09 PM EST
ARGeezer: Too bad that this exchange will likely get little additional coverage.

I wrote to the Obama campaign about the radio broadcast, telling them they should use it and similar statements from other pro-Obama tax plan small business owners.  I also provided a link to the diary so they can quickly review the comments without having to listen to the audio.

Not expecting much to come out of it, but it was easy enough to try anyway.

Considered putting on DailyKos, but they seem to not like long-quoted diaries over there (at least, according to the rules page.)

Truth unfolds in time through a communal process.

by marco on Wed Oct 22nd, 2008 at 04:49:22 PM EST
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This is not a quote, it's your own transcript, right?

A vivid image of what should exist acts as a surrogate for reality. Pursuit of the image then prevents pursuit of the reality -- John K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Oct 22nd, 2008 at 04:59:00 PM EST
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Yeah, but I thought the point is you're supposed to make it mostly all your own original material.  I'll give it a shot anyway.

Truth unfolds in time through a communal process.
by marco on Wed Oct 22nd, 2008 at 05:46:34 PM EST
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as Two Joe the Plumbers in favor of Obama's tax plan, with some "original thoughts" elicited by comments here.

Truth unfolds in time through a communal process.
by marco on Wed Oct 22nd, 2008 at 06:29:04 PM EST
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As far as long goes, many of theirs are much longer.  As far as quoted goes, that is the point.  Do it & let 'em complain if they don't like it.  Not too likely, I think.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Oct 22nd, 2008 at 07:43:24 PM EST
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