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  •  It's not wild hyperbole. (8+ / 0-)

    It's Frank Luntz style framing, and something we ought to get good at. Moreover, it's true.

    "There is just one way to save yourself, and that's to get together and work and fight for everybody." ---Woody Guthrie (quoted by Jim Hightower in The Progressive Populist April 1, 2012, p3)

    by CitizenJoe on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 06:17:54 AM PDT

    •  I hoped (4+ / 0-)
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      DBunn, Sychotic1, Matt Z, annan

      Someone would get the Frank Luntz type reference, complete with his "air quotes".. I decided to remove the air quotes around "killing babies" because I thought no one would get the inside reference, after a message about it.. but it makes me feel better someone subconsciously or concioously made the connection.

      Gandhi's Seven Sins: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Commerce without morality; Science without humanity; Worship without sacrifice; Politics without principle

      by Chris Reeves on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 06:22:22 AM PDT

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    •  Alas (2+ / 0-)
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      annan, JerryNA

      We aren't capable of it, it seems. I watched while Republicans rammed through some initiatives in California that would literally cause deaths. The Democrats went on the air with some weak sauce about 'reducing protections' and crap like that.

      How hard is it to say, "IF THIS LAW HAD BEEN AROUND TWENTY YEARS AGO, BEST ESTIMATES SAY THAT HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE IN CALIFORNIA WOULD HAVE DIED OF ARSENIC POISONING." Nope. We don't do it. It's gauche. It's strident. It's, dare I say it, rabble-rousing. We leave that sort of thing to those ill-tempered Republicans.

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