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  •  great idea Sweethome! (1+ / 0-)
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    The best part of this micro strategy is that it could work its magic outside of the narrative frames that are used by every RW talking head.  Their frames give them an automatic response to even the most accurate and nuanced criticisms, often by just ignoring the facts, disavowing any damage done and bulldozing forward.

    As you point out, the expression 'base Republicans' is so close to what would be identified as a 'friendly' on their radar screen, that it might indeed cause a moments confusion. The proud liberal would offer an explanation of the term, which would be followed by the obligatory denial from the misguided conservative ("We are NOT base!").  In the parlance of tennis, that would be game, set, match.

    It would not take Frank Luntz and his minions long to script a response to this, but it would be hella' fun to see what they come up with.  I think this label might just stick, at least in the minds of the moderates who care about a stronger America,  broad prosperity, effective government, mutual responsibility, and a better future for us all.

    If you haven't already, please read "Don't Think of an Elephant" by George Lakoff

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