Communications Expert: Biden making election a contest between two potential futures

Analyst Anat Shenker-Osorio says voters may be turned off by another Trump vs. Biden race, but are focused on where their futures are headed.

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Pod Save America: Democrats Go Off In An Off Year

Democrats worry about the debt ceiling deal Joe Biden might make with Kevin McCarthy. The party gets good news in Tuesday’s elections. Ron DeSantis will announce his presidential run next week because he’s tired of the Republican culture of losing. And the most definitive report on the 2022 midterms give us clues about the 2024 electorate. Then Democratic messaging guru Anat Shenker-Osorio stops by to talk about how Dems should be talking about the budget negotiations. And Jon and Dan play another round of Take Take Don’t Tell Me.

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Political Experts React to the 2022 Midterm Results, MAGA Republican Ads + Lessons for Democrats

Former Barack Obama Communications Director and Pod Save America host Dan Pfeiffer is joined by Ad maker and messaging guru Anat Shenker-Osorio analyze Political Ads about MAGA Extremism, Election Denialism, and what messages worked and didn’t work for Democrats in the 2022 Midterms.

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August 3, 2022
MSNBC with Ali Velshi

High stakes abortion vote, key primaries drive huge voter turnout

Ali Velshi and a panel of experts talk about the significance of the defeat in Kansas of an anti-abortion amendment to the state constitution and how the presence of fringey Donald Trump-endorsed candidates is also drawing greater voter turnout.

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Democrats Finally Get Their Messaging Act Together

Democrats have long struggled to play on an equal playing field with Republicans when it comes to messaging campaigns. Between the power of Fox News and the brazenness of GOP fear-mongering, Democrat talking points rarely get through to voters. However, some new progressive figures are developing new ways to connect with the American people. As MSNBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin explains, Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman and California Governor Gavin Newsom have, in recent weeks, displayed uncanny messaging savvy. Their strategies are bold, clever, and – most importantly – they seem to be working.

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Political strategist: GOP might as well stand for ‘Gouging Our Prices’

Anat Shenker-Osorio joins MSNBC’s Ali Velshi to discuss how Democrats can frame the good economic news to voters and why Republicans hope that voters will look the other way when they block bills that benefit Americans.

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Can Democrats Turn Their 2022 Around?

Sean McElwee is a co-founder and the executive director of Data for Progress, a research organization that gathers polling data to strategize on behalf of progressive causes and policies. Anat Shenker-Osorio is a principal at ASO Communications, a political communications firm that conducts analytic and empirical research to help progressive political campaigns. She also hosts the “Words to Win By” podcast. McElwee and Shenker-Osorio have deeply influenced my thinking on how words work in American politics: how campaigns can meaningfully address what voters want and how they can persuade swing voters and motivate the party’s base.

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Political Experts React to Critical Race Theory Ads

Former Barack Obama Communications Director and Pod Save America host Dan Pfeiffer is joined by Anat Shenker-Osorio to break down political ads about Education and Critical Race Theory.

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Conceding the culture war

Are Democrats conceding defeat in the culture wars? That seems to be the message from party leadership. Why not actually engage in hopes of, you know, actually winning?

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Biden’s infrastructure deal is popular but he isn’t

President Biden is promoting his massive infrastructure deal. The problem? The deal is popular but the president isn’t. Writer at large at The Bulwark Tim Miller and strategic communications specialist Anat Shenker-Osorio discuss.

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