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Sun Mar 29, 2015, 01:57 PM

37. Exactly. That's because they've been so successful at it up until recently.

That's because, FOR YEARS, they've been able to reframe things and focus-test terminology and memes and slogans and bumper-stickers, tailored to capturing something subliminal within the short-attention-span electorate. These are cheap-ass tactics that more often than not actually spell out the OPPOSITE meaning of what the actual words suggest.

"Pro-life." (Oh yeah? You're the ones who shoot doctors, harass and threaten women, and try to cut the social safety net that's often the ONLY life support available to the struggling - and maybe she was raped - mother of another unwanted child.)
"Right to work." (Oh yeah? You really mean "right to work FOR LESS," screw the workers, no rights, no restrictions on how much of a living wage the boss can take away from you.)
"Sanctity of marriage." (Oh yeah? I guess only if you're a heterosexual male with a heterosexual fiancee. Marriage isn't permitted for all you perverts out there.)
"Religious freedom." (Oh yeah? WHAT freedom? You want to dictate. You want to shove one specific kind of cultish "Christianist" belief system on the rest of us - to whom you need to DENY true religious freedom.)
"Free market." (Oh yeah? FREE market? You sing about capitalism and the joy of competition, which to you means run the rest of the competition outta business, or buy them out, or take them over, so you can corner the market, and screw anybody you want so YOU can grab a little more money for your own bottom line, the rest of us - we taxpayers who helped fund all aspects of the physical and social infrastructure on which YOU operate ad profit - be damned.)
"Big tent." (Oh yeah? WHERE? You mean the one where only older wealthy white men are allowed to preside, while gays, blacks, Latinos, the poor, the struggling middle class, and other religious belief systems are not welcome, really not allowed inside even though we pay them lip-service, and women and younger voters are told to stand in the back of the room and be quiet - because it's the rich white geezers who KNOW what you need.)

There's a slew of 'em. These are just the ones off the top of my head.

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caraher Mar 2015 OP
onecaliberal Mar 2015 #1
Cryptoad Mar 2015 #23
onecaliberal Mar 2015 #43
stillwaiting Mar 2015 #2
LineLineNew Reply Exactly. That's because they've been so successful at it up until recently.
calimary Mar 2015 #37
bluesbassman Mar 2015 #42
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