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View Diary: What We Learned from the Wisconsin Recalls, Or Why the Left Needs to Own the Word "Freedom" (34 comments)

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  •  Words & framing matter (5+ / 0-)

    Words matter.  Framing matters.

    My state will soon have a referendum on repealing its gay marriage law.  I support marriage equality, and I want a yard sign and a bumper sticker that says, "Keep Government out of Families.  Vote NO on Ref. xxx "(or maybe vote YES depending on the wording of the ballot item).  That's the framing I want.

    •  Beautiful. (2+ / 0-)
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      phonegery, rosarugosa

      That sounds like a good message to me.  If we win the labels, we win the war.

      Who wants to fight against freedom? You'd have to be crazy.

      And that's why the righties keep winning when they get people to focus on these deeper moral issues (e.g. freedom) instead of their financial best interest.

      "Without faith we cannot move, without science we cannot see." -Albert Einstein

      by quiet is the new loud on Tue Jun 12, 2012 at 09:33:25 AM PDT

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