This thread is pretty quiet so excuse me while I hijack it with an example of word games…
The democrats want to get out of Iraq. The republicans want to win in Iraq.
Obviously, or so I like to think, an attempt to cast the democrats as losers, and the republicans as winners. However, realistically, who doesn’t believe the republicans would love to find a politically acceptable exit strategy at this point?
Politics today is full of these little characterizations. I believe in marketing speak you’d call this “positioning”. The republicans current excel at positioning the democrats through short zippy little soundbites such as the above.
Of course, it certainly seems to be factually true, in that most democrats would like to find a suitable way out of Iraq. If the republicans actually did have a path to success in Iraq it’s possible the democrats wouldn’t want out so badly either.
An alternative “spin” statement could be like the following.
Not Karl Rove
The democrats want to stop wasting the lives of American soldiers.
The republicans want to stay in Iraq.
Oh, if you are on the other side it suddenly doesn’t seem like fair play anymore? What?
Just another futile attempt to point out word games to some of those that so obviously miss them.
On A Different Note
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Good post Vroom.