Saturday, February 19, 2011

George Lakoff on what conservatives really want

George Lakoff, the guru of message framing, writes in What Conservatives Really Want 02/19/2011:

[D]eficits are not what really matters to conservatives.

Conservatives really want to change the basis of American life, to make America run according to the conservative moral worldview in all areas of life."
The Republican Party fights to make the goals of their base a reality.

Way too many leaders in the Democratic Party thinks the best politics for themselves is to dump on their base voters as often as they can.

The elements of the liberal-progressive outlook are far more appealing to most voters than the ugly dystopia that conservative politics in the US today offer the majority of people. The Democrats need to do a much better job of defending their own constituents' views.

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