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senseandsensibility

(16,948 posts)
Tue Dec 5, 2023, 12:15 PM Dec 2023

CNN using rightwing framing to help Haley

Did you know that Haley wants to REFORM social security? CNN has that splashed across their homepage right now.

Essentially, they are taking what is a real weakness for her and other R's and framing it as a positive. What do you want to bet that the reforms they are touting are cuts? We've heard this song and dance before.

I think Haley is their new darling now that cheato's authoritarian goals are becoming too hard for even them to ignore. Get ready for the Haley hardsell.

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CNN using rightwing framing to help Haley (Original Post) senseandsensibility Dec 2023 OP
Just like "tax reform" hibbing Dec 2023 #1
It has to be somebody. A thousand time better her than Trump. patricia92243 Dec 2023 #2
Better her than Trump if they are putting their thumb on anybody's scale. Ocelot II Dec 2023 #3
Unfortunately, I have seen no sign that senseandsensibility Dec 2023 #5
Of course she's terrible, but she's marginally less terrible than TFG. Ocelot II Dec 2023 #6
Gotcha! senseandsensibility Dec 2023 #7
I'm not sure "reforming SS" is helpful to Haley or any other candidate. Silent Type Dec 2023 #4
CNN is just part of the pro-Republican media that seems hell bent on destroying our nation RAB910 Dec 2023 #8
Yeah, she wants to 'reform' SS. LOL. peggysue2 Dec 2023 #9

Ocelot II

(115,633 posts)
3. Better her than Trump if they are putting their thumb on anybody's scale.
Tue Dec 5, 2023, 12:31 PM
Dec 2023

I am no fan of Haley but I'd get a big shiver of Schadenfreude if a brown woman beat out TFG in any of the primaries.

senseandsensibility

(16,948 posts)
5. Unfortunately, I have seen no sign that
Tue Dec 5, 2023, 12:53 PM
Dec 2023

she will not fold to the MAGA base at every turn. She's anti-choice and would still support cheato as the nominee.

Ocelot II

(115,633 posts)
6. Of course she's terrible, but she's marginally less terrible than TFG.
Tue Dec 5, 2023, 12:56 PM
Dec 2023

It's kind of like deciding whether you want leprosy or cancer.

peggysue2

(10,825 posts)
9. Yeah, she wants to 'reform' SS. LOL.
Tue Dec 5, 2023, 01:53 PM
Dec 2023

Haley's problem is the same problem all Republicans have. What they and more importantly their donors want (in Haley's case the Koch organization) is to repeal all social programs--Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, the ACA, etc. But they also know the American public--including their own MAGA base--would be 100% against dumping the programs.

I listened to Haley speak to the SS question. What a word salad! This position is as unpopular as the abortion issue.

They know it, too. Which is why they hide behind vague language.

As far as framing the issue to help Haley. The media wants a horserace and pretend that Haley has a chance to win the primary, even though she's riding 50 pts behind Agent Orange.

It's noise.

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