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|Prosecute The Conspirators Who Plotted The Government Shutdown In Violation Of 18 USC § 2384
Please sign and share the petition! While Republicans constantly invoke our nation's founders, they and a large number of individuals and organizations who support them, are in violation of one of ...
|Lincoln Warned: The War On Workers Is A Threat To Our Liberty
While the nation's eye is turned to Washington as they move the fight over honoring our promise to pay the debt we have already incurred to yet another day, and with Republicans attempting to tie ...
|Time For Talking Is Over — It's Time For Decisive Action On Gun Responsibility Laws
Let's get this out of the way first: No one who advocates for new Gun Responsibility Laws wants to strip away anyone's 2nd Amendment rights. But there's no reason in the ...
|All Politics Is Emotional—How To Make People Fall In Love With Us Again
Professional linguist, Dr. George Lakoff, says, "All politics is moral." As he explained to AlterNet's Joshua Holland ...
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With all the noise and screaming, and the 33 (or is it 34, or maybe 40 by now?) votes by Republicans in Congress to repeal the Patient Protection Act, and the irresponsibly dismal media coverage ...
|My Plea For The Privileged Among Us To Remember How Blessed We Are
I've had some emotionally disturbing encounters in social media over the past few days. Some old friends looked me up and invited me to join them in some conversations about some really important ...
|It's Not 'Tax Cuts' or 'Tax Relief', It's Welfare For The Wealthy—Call It That
On Thursday, July 12th, after addressing a group from the NAACP, presidential-hopeful Mitt Romney made the following stunning statement: "If you’re looking for free stuff you don't have to pay ...
|Obama Has A Chance To Win Over American Businesses With A Speech Like This
... and ring in a New Nationalism a la Teddy Roosevelt. by Robert Lyon July 10, 2012 Winning Words on the Progressive Business Message: Being conservative or progressive has nothing to do with ...
|Dear GOP, The Patient Protection Act Is Already All About Patients!
Winning Words on Healthcare Reform and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: by Robert Lyon In this edition of ...
|Tell Congress Not To Reduce SNAP In Wed Farm Bill Vote—Please Support Our Thunderclap
What is a Thunderclap? If a tweet falls in the forest... Social media is an easy way to say something, but it’s a difficult way to be heard. Thunderclap is the first-ever crowdspeaking ...
|UPDATED: A Conversation With My Conservative Father: What We Can Learn
My father and I had to agree a long time ago to never, ever discuss politics. The last time we tried to talk politics, it ended in a screaming match and a lot of hurt feelings. But it came up in ...
|SAY IT With Me, Folks: The American People DO Want The Benefits Of The Patient Protection Act
From a Reuters poll released last week: The survey results suggest that Republicans are convincing voters to reject Obama's reform even when they like much of what is in it , such as allowing ...
|Tweetable Rebuttals To GOP Talking Points On The Patient Protection Act
The ACA imposes NO TAX unless you don't take #PersonalResponsiblity . Prefer "Public" Protection? Pay tax like you do for #Police & #Fire — Winning ...
|Founders Established 'The Common Good'—Romney's Opposition To Taxes For Healthcare Is Unpatriotic
Following the auspicious decision of the United States Supreme Court to uphold the Patient Protection Act on the basis that a tax on individuals who don't purchase healthcare is Constitutional, ...
|Freedom, Opportunity & Security Are Progressive Winning Words—Exclusive Interview With Bernie Horn
|It's Hard For Workers To Pull Themselves Up When Big Corporations Own All The Bootstraps
With corporate profits soaring to all-time highs, and employee compensation at all-time lows , talking about why this ...
|How To Talk About The Austerity Scheme—It's Dangerous Economics And Cynical Politics
Over the past 30+ years, the Left—and Progressives in particular—have been overwhelmed by the powerful Right Wing Messaging Machine, which has defined Progressives and Progressive policies ...
|Shame On Scott Brown And The Republicans For Their Unpatriotic Policies
I am about to tell you a great falsehood. It's such an outrageous falsehood that when you read it you might just gasp with incredulity. One thing you won't be shocked by, though, is that it came ...
|ATTN GOP SENATORS: Walmart Is The Largest Food Stamp Recipient In The Country—Fine Them!
UPDATED, SEE BELOW While our nation still reels from the economic crisis brought on by irresponsible Republican fiscal policies that saw millions of jobs being lost, the middle class being ...
|On Father's Day, A Message From The Fathers Who Founded This Country ...
Today we celebrate fathers and wish Happy Father's Day to fathers from the majestic purple mountains, to the fruited plains, to thine alabaster cities and from sea to shining sea! With a ...
|INFOGRAPHIC: This Is Why The Private Sector Is 'Doing Fine' But You Don't Feel It
"All the property that is necessary to a Man, for the Conservation of the Individual and the Propagation of the Species, is his natural Right, which none can justly deprive him of: But all ...
|The 'Government' Is Us
[Editor's Note: Not all political messaging involves framing specific words or phrases. Framing a political message involves longer story-telling, as well. It's about creating a picture in people'
|Public Protections & Heirs, Oh My! Two More Re-Framed Terms For Progressives
Continuing with our version of Right Wing Wordsmith Frank Luntz's "Handbooks," we're taking control of defining our own positions on the following phrases instead of letting the Right continue to ...
|Axelrod Screws It Up: How He, The President, And All Progressives Need To Address Obama's Economy
One of our objectives at The Winning Words Project is to help our elected officials, including (and especially!) the president, articulate the Progressive story so that it: Resonates with a wide ...
|Middle ClassJob Creators, Middle Class Job Creators, Middle Class Job Creators
This installment from The Winning Words Project covers how to lead the narrative on the issue voters have said is the most important thing for the candidates to talk about ... Job Creation ...
|Tweet Better Using Frames With Winning Words
This installment from The Winning Words Project covers how to think about re-framing tweets to avoid using and repeating right wing frames. Using right wing frames and having them re-tweeted ...
|Don't Want To Get Cancer? Don’t Like Getting Ripped Off? Then You Like Public Protection Policies.
What Republicans like to denigrate as “business-destroying regulations,” are really nothing more — or less — than Public Protection Policies written into the law. Who benefits when Public ...
|Governor Chris Christie Gets The Party of the Paternalistic Daddy State Confused with the Democrats
Gov. Christie: Nation turning into 'people sitting on a couch waiting for their next government check' "It’s because government’s now telling them, stop dreaming, stop striving, we’ll take ...
|Never Utter The Words 'Job Creators' Without Preceding Them With The Words 'Middle Class'
The Republicans are nothing if not predictable. And they are once again trotting out their fall-back lie that the wealthy are our only path to economic salvation since they are "the job creators." ...
|Rick Warren Is An Affront To G-d
"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the ...
|Health Care Reform—Framing Language Redux
Following on the framing philosophy of professional linguist and distinguished professor, Dr. George Lakoff, I have talked previously about how Democrats, Liberals and Progressives need to start ...
|3 Things Democrats Should Immediately Go On The Offense About
This post is part of a series on framing with Democratic moral language for the 2012 elections. Links to other installments at the end of this post. One of the biggest problems Democrats face in ...
|Abortion Is 'Stand Your Ground' For Women
I recently wrote about reframing how we talk about abortion rights in my diary, " 3 More Words And Phrases Democrats Should Start Universally Using ," and recommended softening our language on this ...
|Framing The Health Care Law & Debate
When The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was first introduced and debated in congress, polling on the individual parts saw an overwhelming majority of Americans approving. Well, with ...
|The Supreme Court Is More Important Than Us
This post was written in August, 2011 on the heels of the debt ceiling debacle, but given the recent attention focused on the Supreme Court as they begin deliberating on the constitutionality of The ...
|3 More Words And Phrases Democrats Should Start Universally Using — And — A Call To Action
This post is a continuation of what will be a series on re-framing the language Democrats use in a way that clearly illustrates that we have the moral high ground on issues of policy for the nation. ...
|Trayvon Martin Avatar If Anyone Wants To Use It
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|Republicans Are Trying To Scare You To Death Through Their Fright Wing Media
IT STARTED WITH A MAN NAMED LEE ATWATER. Though they never paid the price they should have, the young Senator John Kerry had just exposed Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush as criminals after ...
|The Most Important Words Democrats MUST Start Using Immediately
In my most recent diary, 5 Words And Phrases Democrats Should Never Say Again , I talked about how critical "framing" is in defeating the GOP. Remember the major success they had with their "death ...
|5 Words And Phrases Democrats Should Never Say Again
And What To Replace Them With We talk about the "Death Tax" and not "Estate Tax." Two little words "Death Panels" were capable of nearly derailing the best thing that's happened to health insurance ...
|It Costs $0.00, Zero, Zilch, Nada, NOTHING To Include Contraception In Insurance Policies
Why on earth are we having this ridiculous , partisan, political, mud-slinging fight over something that costs $0.00? Why are we allowing the rightwing religious zealots to accuse us of infringing ...
|Democratic Senator To MORE IT Workers: No More Pay For Your Overtime Work
How would you feel if a United States Senator introduced a bill that made it legal for your employer to get away with not paying you for your overtime work? What would you say to a Senator who was ...
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