Thursday, December 29, 2011



Blogger MRMacrum said...

He's right. The Left has ceded the message and now they are on the defensive.

1:31 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

Yep, that's how it has been for the last 30 years or so. The GOP is allowed to frame the debate, so the Democrats are *always* on the defensive. Usually the only breaks the Dems get are when the Republicans screw up, and thankfully this happens often enough that they haven't been able to completely brainwash the American public.

Read Lakoff's book "Don't Think Of An Elephant". It explains in detail how conservatives think, and how to debate them in effective ways that keep the advantage on our side... and one way is to not use the language that they use to add meaning to things, such as calling the estate tax the "death tax", or calling the Affordable Health Care act "Obamacare"... I CRINGE whenever I see or hear someone on the left using these terms the right wing has created.

Lakoff is our answer to people like Frank Luntz. We should listen to Lakoff, it will help us defeat the Luntzes of the world. 8-)

5:30 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

You're right, George Lakoff dialed it again. His books and articles should be required reading for all Democratic campaign strategists.

1:01 PM  

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