dilemmanade
Monday, January 30, 2006
 
Framing...Posted by C

I posted some time ago about operantclassical conditioning in political discourse: George Bush and his partners in crime used "9/11" and "Saddam Hussein" in the same sentence so many times that a large swath of the U.S. population thought that Iraq was involved in 9/11. Not because anyone had outright said so. Just because our brains work that way.

Let's try the same strategy. From now on Democrats should never say the words "War in Iraq" without prefacing it with "The President's" or "George Bush's."

The war is unpopular. And it has been a failure. Let's hang it around his neck.

I don't think Republicans are going to even try to counter it. They can't very well respond with, "It's not his war; it's our war."

If they do object to the characterization, the response is simply: "Oh, so you don't think the president wants to take responsibility for going to war in Iraq? Why not? Wasn't it his decision?"
 
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