Friday, September 16, 2011

Framing the Argument

So, I have been reading a book called; The Ass Is A Poor Receptacle For The Head: Why Democrats Suck At Communication, And How They Could Improve by Barry Eisler ($2.99 at Amazon for the Kindle) and can more clearly see that Democrats are far more polite and truthful than the opposition.  There is likely no way to change the core of that but there is perhaps a way to liven up the discussion between the two parties in a positive way.

One of the problems I currently have is with the vilification of the term “stimulus” to aid the recovery of the country from its economic problems.  The Republicans got out in front of that and made it a Bad term.  It now carries so much baggage that it can no longer get out of bed in the morning.  Here is a Good term for the same thing and it can be presented and hammered home it can turn the tide: positive infusion of working capital.  It does not have to be said altogether to work either.  Used as just “positive infusion” it then sounds like the Republicans are trying negative infusion (tax cuts) to help us.  To get past they will have try to deny it first.  We win a few electorate points.

Another thing that bugs me is that if I had a chance to introduce the former Vice President Cheney it would only be as War Criminal Dick Cheney.  That needs to continue to be hammered home.  He is slated to be arrested in several European countries if he ever attempts to visit.

Back on point, it is the positive addition of capital that we need.  From an e-mail I sent Randi Rhodes:

The wrong message is framed by saying anything about stimulating the economy!! The right, check that, the correct message is to positively influence the outcome. To be positive change is occurring and positive that we need working capital now being held back by our multinational corporations... we can access that working capital by a proper tax structure... no, a positive tax structure.

I do not think there is anything wrong with meta-messaging that the words, “work” and “infusion” are connected.  This form of taxing is not totally negative.  Taxes equal the Capital we use to recover from the recession.  

Again, more later, I hope.

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