Sunday, July 17, 2016

Obama legacy: Cenk Uygur says Obama "never wanted to fight" on progressive programs

Cenk Uygur hs a good analysis of President Obama's consistent failure to frame major issues in progressive Democratic terms, Does Obama Really Care About A Public Option? 07/16/2016:

Obama's Democratic apologists have tended to mock the notion of the "bully pulpit." But the point Cenk makes here is similar to the point that George Lakoff has been making for years about the importance of framing issues in Democratic terms. A chronic problem for the Democrats has been that for decades they have accepted Republican framing of issues. Cenk explains well how that works with this example.

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