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The ugly, dishonest, fact distorting ads have started. The word on who has hired swiftboat attack ad agencies is starting to come out. The US airwaves are going to be writhing with serpents' tongued, ugly, dishonest, distorting, misleading sleaze ads all aimed at neutralizing the "lead" the democrats purportedly are going into the November elections with..

What will the DNC, the DSCC and the DCCC do about it?

In behavioral psychology, there's a concept called innoculation The patient is taught psychological techniques to innoculate himself in response to stressors that would ordinarily cause unwanted reactions, like anxiety, panic or rage attacks.

Knowing that the republicans are planning the biggest, nastiest, ugliest negative ad campaign in the hhistory of the world, it would behoove the Democratic leadership to take some smart action to immunize voters from the sleazoid attack ads the Republicans will be running.

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I don't think it is realistic or possible to respond to each ad the RNC and their surrogates will run. But a series of ads run on national networks could do wonders, characterizing the republican desperation, forewarning of lies, reminding viewers that the reason they're running them is to try to get voters to forget about Iraq, forget about the national debt, forget about the war against the middle class.

I truly hope someone in the DNC has figured out that this needs to be done. If they're smart, they'll neutralize and maybe even convert all that negative Republican ad money into a plus for their candidates....

Naaah. I forgot. They're Democrats. They can't win, even when the voters can't stand the republicans or the war. Where are the leaders?? I hope one shows up-- one f orward thinking enough to juse some advertising jiu jitsu to turn the Republican's $50 million negative ad campaign into a fleet of sinking swiftboats.

 

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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