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25. I'm not at all opposed to educating voters, in fact
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 06:25 PM by ultraist
we need to do so. There is a lot of unactualized opportunity out there. But, I am being a realist in the sense that I don't expect that our population will become that advanced overnight. It will take decades and even then, there will always be segment of the population that is disaffected and susceptible to marketing.

The quick & easy fix/the soundbite/the disposal society is very ingrained in our culture.

I don't think that the European culture is as much that way as we are. Consider also what percentage of Europeans earn bachelors' degrees. I bet it's higher than in the US which is only around 24%. (It has dropped under Bush).
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  -Dean, Lakoff and an alternate use of framing Radical Activist  Jan-29-05 03:30 PM   #0 
  - The thing about poltics is we dont neccessarily need a progressive  K-W   Jan-29-05 03:33 PM   #1 
  - On a non off topic note.  K-W   Jan-29-05 03:34 PM   #2 
  - I would love to see that happen  Radical Activist   Jan-29-05 03:53 PM   #13 
  - We have to do both  ultraist   Jan-29-05 03:56 PM   #14 
  - Isnt it funny that some people think the cure-all is spin  Rockerdem   Jan-29-05 05:56 PM   #21 
     - Who thinks the cure all is spin?  ultraist   Jan-29-05 06:04 PM   #22 
        - Taking a crummy shortcut  Rockerdem   Jan-29-05 06:10 PM   #23 
           - I'm not at all opposed to educating voters, in fact  ultraist   Jan-29-05 06:23 PM   #25 
           - What another poster said  Rockerdem   Jan-29-05 06:35 PM   #27 
              - I think I understand you point, but...  ultraist   Jan-29-05 07:39 PM   #28 
           - Maybe you will  loyalsister   Jan-30-05 06:42 AM   #36 
  - Will it really give us power over him?  Radical Activist   Jan-29-05 03:36 PM   #3 
     - Does it give corporations power over politicians?  K-W   Jan-30-05 09:26 PM   #40 
  - talk about framing  dsc   Jan-29-05 03:40 PM   #4 
  - That's the first time  Radical Activist   Jan-29-05 03:46 PM   #8 
     - I know of no online source  dsc   Jan-29-05 03:59 PM   #16 
     - Read Moat's book.  cali   Jan-29-05 04:30 PM   #18 
  - So, tell me what you  liberalnurse   Jan-29-05 03:41 PM   #5 
  - Not much  Radical Activist   Jan-29-05 03:43 PM   #6 
     - I think Dean will keep the Party alive.  liberalnurse   Jan-29-05 03:51 PM   #12 
        - You're following the pattern  Radical Activist   Jan-29-05 03:57 PM   #15 
           - It's also communicating ......  liberalnurse   Jan-29-05 04:08 PM   #17 
  - It Backfired On Dean, Though  iamjoy   Jan-29-05 03:46 PM   #7 
  - I agree that  Radical Activist   Jan-29-05 03:50 PM   #10 
     - Which is he not liberal and should have backed away from the  Cheswick2.0   Jan-29-05 05:30 PM   #20 
        - It's the classic primary game  Radical Activist   Jan-30-05 03:03 AM   #32 
  - ....  PROGRESSIVE1   Jan-29-05 03:50 PM   #9 
  - framing and a mass PR campaign are key to winning  ultraist   Jan-29-05 03:50 PM   #11 
  - Dean is exactly what he is being portrayed as, a populist progressive  Cheswick2.0   Jan-29-05 05:27 PM   #19 
  - Just to clarify  Radical Activist   Jan-30-05 03:46 AM   #34 
  - Really Interesting Thread. I Would Add That Dean Also Gets The Need  cryingshame   Jan-29-05 06:13 PM   #24 
  - I really like what Camp Wellstone is doing along those lines  Radical Activist   Jan-30-05 03:49 AM   #35 
  - Plain and simple folks.......  liberalnurse   Jan-29-05 06:32 PM   #26 
  - Sounds like a populist to me  ultraist   Jan-29-05 07:44 PM   #29 
     - Yes!  liberalnurse   Jan-30-05 12:16 PM   #38 
     - Yes, we do need a populist message  Radical Activist   Jan-30-05 09:40 PM   #41 
  - To understand the Dean phenomonon one must have an open mind  mandyky   Jan-29-05 08:18 PM   #30 
  - Spending a lot of time  Radical Activist   Jan-30-05 03:01 AM   #31 
  - He didn't attack the DLC until they attacked him. He tried to work w/ them  w4rma   Jan-30-05 03:14 AM   #33 
  - Dean through the lens of Lakoff, IMO:  AP   Jan-30-05 10:10 AM   #37 
     - There have been a lot of American politicians  Radical Activist   Jan-30-05 09:22 PM   #39 
        - Responses to a few of your points:  AP   Jan-31-05 01:21 AM   #42 

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