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|
|More for Less||Ensure|
|Use||Global Problem Solver|
|Outsource||Mom and Pop|
|Slavery - Wage Slavery||Livelihood|