The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Framing the Debates

Overheard on today's Morning Sedition (which is one of Air America's best offerings).

Some suggestions from a listener on beating the GOP at their own game.

Don't talk about gay marriage/civil unions-- it should be 'family rights.'

Talking about health care for the poor isn't going to ignite many voters: call it 'children's health' or the 'war on disease.'

Don't talk about creationism in the classroom-- say you support 'fact-based education.'

That's a good start.

And check out Lakoff's book "Don't Think of an Elephant," which is getting a whoooooole lot of attention after the election.