Frank Luntz is doing his best to help the 1% brand Occupy as all about the left. It isn’t. It is going well beyond that. Most independents also agree with the idea that we’re all in this together and we want a government that works for everyone, not just the 1%. And the kids are just sick of this BS.READ MORE »
Posts tagged framing
I would write about this but here is what I think in George Lakoff’s words…
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My wife, Kathleen, and I stood gaping at the TV as we watched the towers fall. Kathleen said to me, “Do you realize what Bush and Cheney are going to do with this?” We both realized very well. Until 9/11, the Bush presidency was weak. On 9/11, Cheney understood that the attack was an opportunity to take control, and take control he did. Colin Powell recommended calling the attack a crime. But Cheney understood that if it were framed as an act of war, then Bush and Cheney would be given war powers. So war it was, a metaphorical “war” on terror. The American people, intimidated by the vision of the towers falling, accepted the framing. Democrats, seeing the reaction of their constituents, went along with the framing. Except for my congresswoman, Barbara Lee. I ran to my computer to be the first to congratulate her on her no vote.
That’s all conservatives have got.
And here’s how it breaks down:
The Liberal / Conservative Question
Liberals speak the language of love and liberation, are inclusive and tend to see the world in shades of grey and generally allow each other the freedom to find their own way in matters of personal vision, spirit etc.. Liberals favor democracy and loathe fascism.READ MORE »