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  • Lakoff Inspired "You Didn't Build That"

    07/26/2012 12:57:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 26, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: George Lakoff (rhymes with). Bill Jacobson has the details at LegalInsurrection.com. By now you have heard the Obama and Liz Warren speeches about how no one got rich on his or her own. ... This narrative is cribbed almost verbatim from the narrative of George Lakoff, a progressive [liberal] linguistics activist and Professor at Berkeley," and he has been advising the Democrats on how to change and use language in order to hide who they really are. That's what it boils down to. Lakoff advises Democrats on how to say things that mask and cover up who...
  • Analysis: Who is the true heir to Ronald Reagan?

    03/25/2012 2:16:49 PM PDT · by SmithL · 37 replies · 2+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 3/25/12 | Steven Harmon, Bay Area News Group
    Campaigning in former President Reagan's hometown before last week's Illinois primary, GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum asserted that he was the only candidate "who stands on the pillars of what Ronald Reagan built as the modern Republican Party."Speaking in the shadow of a statue of Reagan, Santorum proclaimed: "Let the voice of Reagan be heard across this land."And it isn't just Santorum: During the GOP presidential debates, Reagan's name was invoked nearly 250 times by the GOP field.But many historians argue that if Reagan had a true heir, he or she might raise taxes, compromise with Democrats and put aside...
  • BERKELEY: Activists start working on liberal spirituality

    07/21/2005 7:38:31 AM PDT · by SmithL · 77 replies · 1,604+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/21/5 | Joe Garofoli
    Conference seeks to morph energy into political clout Liberals have complained for two decades that conservatives misuse religion for political gain, but it wasn't until well-organized evangelicals powered President Bush's election in November that some decided that they had to do more than gripe. The latest post-election attempt at transforming the spiritual energy of the left into political clout began Wednesday at UC Berkeley, where 1,200 people attended the opening of a conference on "Spiritual Activism." The goal of the four-day conference is to create a spirituality-based platform to counter the religious right, but organizers are also intending to...
  • Dems Hire Their Own Frank Lunz (Want to "Frame Issues" With Words People Will Accept)

    07/15/2005 3:15:09 PM PDT · by John Robertson · 15 replies · 546+ views
    Editor & Publisher, July 15, 2005 ^ | July 15, 2005 | Lesley Messer
    "NEW YORK The cover story by Matt Bai in the upcoming Sunday issue of The New York Times Magazine profiles the man some liberals allegedly consider a possible new “messiah” for the Democratic party, George Lakoff. An adviser to the party on “framing” issues, he wrote “Don't Think of an Elephant”-- a book about politics and language based on his own linguistic theories." Also from the article: "With the debate over social security, Democrats explained that Bush was going to privatize it, which frightened the public. To represent this idea, Democrats portrayed the president as "an old-fashioned traveling salesman, with...
  • 'NY Times' Sunday Preview: Profile of Linguist Who Is Framing Issues for the Democrats

    07/15/2005 2:53:32 PM PDT · by bitt · 62 replies · 1,415+ views
    editorandpublisher.com ^ | July 15, 2005 2:30 PM ET | Lesley Messer
    NEW YORK The cover story by Matt Bai in the upcoming Sunday issue of The New York Times Magazine profiles the man some liberals allegedly consider a possible new “messiah” for the Democratic party, George Lakoff. An adviser to the party on “framing” issues, he wrote “Don't Think of an Elephant”-- a book about politics and language based on his own linguistic theories. “Framing” is the process of choosing the best words to describe individual issues and characterize a debate. Bai hails Lakoff as the father of the concept. His ideas seemed to gain some success recently in putting the...
  • It Isn't the Message, Stupid - (ongoing "repackaging" calesthenics of the Democrats)

    04/30/2005 7:48:27 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 24 replies · 829+ views
    THE ATLANTIC ONLINE.COM ^ | MAY, 2005 | JOSHUA GREEN
    Soon after the November elections leading Democrats agreed that the party was ailing and in dire need of a new direction, a new focus, new ideas to lead it forward. "It's critical we realize why the electorate voted the way it did," Representative Bob Menendez, of New Jersey, the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said of the party's devastating loss in the presidential election and its setbacks in both houses of Congress. In February, House Democratic lawmakers held a retreat in Virginia to hash out what to do next. Something miraculous happened. They recovered—or at least they're behaving that...
  • Don't Call Me Baby

    04/21/2005 3:11:59 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 14 replies · 1,247+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | 4/21/05 | James Taranto
    AlterNet.org has a hilarious excerpt of an interview that the delightfully named Jennifer Nix conducted with George Lakoff, the left-wing linguistics guru who has fooled Democrats into think he invented euphemism and dysphemism (ellipsis in original): Nix: Can you give an example of the media not understanding what's going on? Lakoff: A producer from a National Public Radio show "On the Media" called me up recently to tell me that [a style manual] . . . many journalists around the country call on when writing their stories is dictating that journalists stop using the word fetus and replace it with...
  • The missing pieces - (George Lakoff "reframing" liberals' religious "messages"-ZOTable agenda)

    04/17/2005 11:20:36 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 25 replies · 599+ views
    REDSTATE.ORG ^ | APRIL 15, 2005 | TREVINO
    George Lakoff [http://www.rockridgeinstitute.org/people/lakoff] is the self-appointed guru [http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2003/10/27_lakoff.shtml] who has helped create and feed the Democratic frenzy over "framing [http://jeffrey-feldman.typepad.com/frameshop/]," which is code for revamping rhetoric once ideas and people have repeatedly failed. To which one says: good luck with that. If the Dems can win an election touting higher "civilization fees" in lieu of taxes, then the American people deserve them in high office. Reality and history will not be so kind to Lakoff: as a man once noted, ideas have consequences [http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0226876802/102-5211570-0496 146?v=glance], and the language you dress them up in does little to affect that. It's noteworthy...
  • It Isn't the Message, Stupid

    04/02/2005 10:06:42 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 805+ views
    THE ATLANTIC ONLINE.COM ^ | APRIL 2, 2005 | JOSHUA GREEN
    Soon after the November elections leading Democrats agreed that the party was ailing and in dire need of a new direction, a new focus, new ideas to lead it forward. "It's critical we realize why the electorate voted the way it did," Representative Bob Menendez, of New Jersey, the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said of the party's devastating loss in the presidential election and its setbacks in both houses of Congress. In February, House Democratic lawmakers held a retreat in Virginia to hash out what to do next. Something miraculous happened. They recovered—or at least they're behaving that...
  • US Democrats try to avoid elephant trap [George Lakoff] [BARF/LAUGH?]

    12/06/2004 10:45:00 AM PST · by snarkpup · 18 replies · 856+ views
    Financial Times ^ | December 5, 2004 | Holly Yeager
    As Democrats continue their post-election soul-searching, a new guru is emerging. He isn't an internet whizz-kid or a campaign strategist, but a bearded Berkeley linguist who says he knows why Republicans keep winning. George Lakoff says it all comes down to "frames" the mental structures people use when they think about words. Conservatives are masters of framing, using expressions such as "tax relief" to shape the debate to their advantage, he says. If Democrats could do the same, they would perform much better at the polls.
  • DEAN'S OTHER NUTTY GURU:

    01/19/2004 9:24:55 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 21 replies · 221+ views
    TNR ^ | 01.16.04 | Jonathan Chait
    Today's Washington Post features an excellent story teasing out the strategic calculations undergirding the Dean candidacy. The only quibble I have with this piece is that it attributes the view that Democrats must reach out to the center to Mark Penn. In fact, almost every Democratic strategist realizes that the party has to reach out to both the base and the center. Penn, who works for Joe Lieberman, represents the extreme right of this intra-Democratic debate. It would not be completely unfair to characterize his advice to Democrats as being to run as "Bush lite." So associating this view with...