Casting grief as the enemy


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It's done more than that.

It has taken the argument out of the frontal lobes and put it squarely in the Reptilian core of the brain. Now people are thinking about the kids that are dying. They're thinking that the guy in charge of those kids doesn't give a damn. The strength of the RNC's frames has always been that they kept people fear-based, so that logic wouldn't reach them. Cindy took that away from them - she's showing people in a real, palpable way that the one to be afraid of is Bush. The longer he ignores her, the more power she has.

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Morgaine Swann's picture
Posted by Morgaine Swann on 16 August 2005 - 2:07am
whatever doesn't kill you

Republican attacks may make her stronger, but they wound her as well, which lends itself to the power of her message. How can anyone attack a grieving mother? and those that do earn themselves an unpleasant and eye opening response.

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Posted by gballsout on 16 August 2005 - 6:41am