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Democrat Strategists Tell Candidates Not To Use This Toxic Word in Campaigning

Posted on April 19, 2014

Midterm Democrat candidates are being counseled by strategists to stay away from even using the word “recovery,” owing to Americans’ doubt that the economy has improved under Obama’s policies.

From the Associated Press:

So say Democratic strategists in a blunt declaration that such talk skips over “how much trouble people are in, and doesn’t convince them that policymakers really understand or are even focusing on the problems they continue to face.”

In addition, Stan Greenberg, James Carville and others wrote that in head-to-head polling tests the mere mention of the word “recovery” is trumped by a Republican assertion that the Obama administration has had six years to get the economy moving and its policies haven’t worked.

Coincidentally or not, Democrats have largely shelved the “R” word.

President Barack Obama’s only utterance of it in recent weeks was on April 8, and it was in the context of accusing Republicans of blocking progress on issues that “would help with the economic recovery and help us grow faster.”

This is even more amazing when you consider that Hillary Clinton has said Obama brought her into the State Department to handle foreign policy so that he could focus on jobs and the economy. Now that both foreign and domestic policies are in shambles, what do Democrats have left to campaign on?

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8 thoughts on “Democrat Strategists Tell Candidates Not To Use This Toxic Word in Campaigning

  1. Secular progressives will revert to that tired old argument that there's a war on women because they are paid less, as if that will divert our attention away from all the WH scandals from Benghazi to most recent political tyrant and treasonous Harry Reid's inciting violence by calling Nevada protesters "terrorists". I think Dems are on there way out, thanks to Obama and his terrible policies, or lack thereof.

  2. Maybe some Democrats have wised up to the fact that “Bailout” and “Welfare” are not the same thing as “Recovery.”

  3. Meanwhile Ofucka is grinning with glee over the complete economic collapse of America.


  5. Perhaps ? but the illusions still continue en masse !

  6. They used to call it a crash. The politicians didn't like it so they changed to calling it a depression. But that was too depressing. So then they changed it to a recession. But after a few recessions they decided that still wasn't good enough. So now they call it a recovery.

    The Great Recovery of the 1930s was very long.

  7. robert h siddell jr says:

    If Hussein has exceeded TPTB expectations and the economic crash is before Nov2014, Republicans will take the Senate and Impeach him and Biden in one shot and then the Speaker of the House will become POTUS.

  8. posted my property with a sign – No Democrats allowed