Saturday, October 08, 2011


Liberal Answers

For years I've been reading that we liberals are too effete (cowardly? timid?) to answer the conservatives' method of making points by framing issues in ways that suggest the conclusion.  Some examples of frames are:
I am pleased to report that I have heard some liberals give responses like the ones above.  We are not voiceless.  We are not timid.  We follow the traditions of Presidents Roosevelt and Truman.  Roosevelt called his opponents "economic royalists."  Truman called them "snolly gosters."  The proper response to a frame is a more effective frame, not a denial.

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