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I read a diary about ol' Newt framing Obama for 2012. I think the framing chosen has a strong possibility of success, judging by my interpretation of how Obama is leading. It fits the gripe from both Left and Right and the Corporate Center will be voting with their pocketbook. It's definitely got the power to set the media agenda for 2012. I could see a national discussion where all signs point to Newt's framing of Obama being a reasonable and possibly correct assumption.

I'd like to not see that happen. I may or may not vote for Obama in 2012. It really depends on how he responds to the next 18 months of republican sabotage. If he fends it off by moving to the center, or even staying in the center and playing Rope-a-Dope11

Democrats are Weak and Out of Touch


The Name of the debate in 2012 is going to be Weak Democrats wasting your money. That's what it's going to be. Newt's framing plays right into that. I'd expect to see some play off of naivety, nice guy, etc.

Weak Democrats (passive, out of touch, cowardly, anti-american, nice) coddling criminals, immigrants and terrorists. Out of touch, meddlesome Democrats dragging down the private sector and regulating away our cheap gas. What we need are tax cuts, to stimulate the economy, social spending cuts to reduce the deficit and security investments to fight the War on Terror.

It will probably be a full court press, for sure. A hodgepodge of stories all feeding into that framing. It's likely to fall on receptive ears if we are still in a Depression in 2012.

Republican Saboteurs Serving their Corporate Sponsors


Failed Conservative Policies are why we are where we are today - 30 years of nearly unchecked Republican Rule. Republicans today are the party of Sabotage. They are Sabotaging America to Protect corporate Profits and to create a government that serves their corporate sponsors.

Democrats want all Americans to prosper, not just certain kinds of Americans. Democrats want to protect American citizens from waste fraud and abuse. Democrats want one Justice system where rich and poor are treated as equals under the law. America is only as healthy as her citizens. Democrats protect and serve the American People.

Progressive Successful American Language Matrix - PSALMM


The following is a matrix of language that can be referred to that will help to shift and feed the Corporate Sponsored Republican Saboteur frame.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Republican Words Progressive Words
Sabotage Protect
Disposable Serve
Exploit Community
Fraud General Welfare
Extract Save
Take Defend
More for Less Ensure
Demolish Regulate
Squander Ours
Burn Service
Wreck Duty
Wrecking Ball Common
Monkey Wrench Work
Crush Peace
Use Global Problem Solver
Waste Opportunity
Exclusive Live
Consume Prosper
Buy Provide
Markets Clean
Bribe Healthy
Hide Sunlight
Extort Daylight
Sponsor Main Street
Outsource Mom and Pop
War Local
Privatize People
De-Regulate Citizens
Cartel Civics
Global Cop Justice
Sick Social
Dirty Working Class
Shady Public Safety
Shadows Sustainability
Slavery - Wage Slavery Livelihood
Interest Equity
Consumers Worker
Wall Street Labor
Investor Class Customers
Corporate Create

Originally posted to jbou on Sun Mar 20, 2011 at 01:36 AM PDT.

Also republished by Team DFH.

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