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Thursday, July 21, 2005

Put the right frame around Rove, the one that hangs him and the other guilty Bushies. As Daniel Schorr points out today:
Let me remind you that the underlying issue in the Karl Rove controversy is not a leak, but a war and how America was misled into that war.

The whole Rove treason affair goes right back to those 16 words that Bush read in his 2003 State of the Union Address.
The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.

Every Democratic politician and talking head should be within the same frame and on the same page when making any comment on this affair. As George Lakoff, a UC Berkeley professor of linguistics and cognitive science, points out, “language always comes with what is called "framing." Every word is defined relative to a conceptual framework. The framework of the Rove affair should ALWAYS be about those 16-words and how we were misled into this war. As Lakoff has observed, “conservatives have spent decades defining their ideas, carefully choosing the language with which to present them, and building an infrastructure to communicate them.” In other words, Conservatives name the frame and they all stick to it. Repeat after me Democrats, “Karl Rove is guilty of treason and it all goes back to those 16 words and the lies that have led us into this illegal war." An illegal war from which America will be suffering the consequences for years to come.

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    By Blogger Pauly, at 3:11 PM  

  • You guys take the cake. It's the same old wah wah wah, whining and complaining from the left all the time.
    I was ready to go to war the afternoon of September 11, 2001, when terrorists attacked our soil. And it was against an enemy who hides in caves and won't identify themselves with a uniform. The war is against not only them but any nation who harbors them. Stop your whining and remember your countrymen and women that were lost to an act of war.
    Weapons of Mass destruction? His name was Sadaam Hussein. We got him. Now it's time to strategically set up a base in Iraq. What an opportunity.

    By Blogger Pauly, at 3:12 PM  

  • Great point! Thats so true.

    By Blogger The Bulldog Manifesto, at 3:21 PM  

  • Paul,

    Remind me again where is bin Laden? Sadaam Hussein was a WMD, wow, that is a new slant, or excuse for going to war. By setting up base in Iraq as you crow about we are only creating more terriorists than we can kill.

    By Blogger kurtbill, at 3:32 PM  

  • Paul

    How about this for Framing?

    A top secret highly classified document was passed around to top officials of the WH.

    This classified document had a paragraph marked S. for secret and it told who VP was and what she did at the CIA. The calls were made from AF1 to the reporters right off the bat. The reporters got confirmation from Rove, who by the way confirmed highly classified information, which is just as bad as telling it.

    They are all guilty and they are all going down. This administration is losing it's footing upon a road of lies. When the rest of the torture pictures comes out, the american public will puke at what they see and what our government has allowed.

    One more thing......

    Anyone seen OBL? I thought we would of had him by now. Want to make a dent in the war on Terror, catch him and show the world we are not idiots.....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:05 AM  

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