In the latest round of debate over whether or not the Democrats need a positive message (as opposed to a simple we're-not-Bush message) going into the 2006 midterms, I think the best potential slogan was proposed the other day on Daily Kos.
The slogan is simple--and coincidentally it's the same one the Republicans used to take control of Congress in 1946.
I think the TV commercial practically produces itself:
A montage of newspaper front pages--headlines and appropriate photos--crashing onto the screen one at a time, against a black backdrop, each accompanied by a heart-palpitating THUD:
FIVE YEARS AFTER 9/11,
BIN LADEN STILL ON LOOSE
DEFICIT SOARS AS BUSH
CUTS TAXES FOR RICH
ABU GHARIB TORTURE
PIX SHOCK WORLD
KATRINA KILLS THOUSANDS--
WHERE WAS FEMA?
WAGES FLAT BUT GAS PRICES
HIT RECORD HIGHS
IRAQ: 2,5oo AMERICANS
DEAD, NO END IN SIGHT
Add a couple more if you like. As the last front page fades to black, a white light fills the screen, followed by these two lines of type, the first in red, the second in blue:
I think it works. What about you?