There is a regular feature at DailyKos called the frameshop, based on the work of George Lakoff, that seeks good phraseology for fighting republican talking points. Well, I've got a suggestion.
For so long, it seems like every time we turn around we are backpeddling or fighting back against the latest Republican outrage. The latest Rumsfeld comments about Democrats being appeasers is the latest example. Once again, we are faced with the equivalent of "Are not!" or "No, you are!" type comebacks. If you remember back to your elementary playground days you will no that these comebacks are laughable and those that utter them are the biggest of weanies.
As such, my framing suggestions after the break.
It's quite simple and it's something I've been saying for awhile.
Here are the frames that we should be using daily against the Republican Party:
Liar - politicians are so worried to call a liar a liar, well it is high time we do it. Put them on the defensive, make them explain how their lies are just exaggerations.
Immoral - They claim to be the party of values, we need to call them immoral every chance we get. Their plans have increased infant mortality. Their plans have increased the number of abortions. Their plans have caused soldiers to die for lack of proper armor. THAT IS IMMORAL.
Hate Spewing - Every time they mention gay marriage or immigration we should shoot back that all Republicans care about it spewing hate and not actually accomplishing anything.
Hissy Fit - When Rumsfeld had his latest little tantrum, we should have called it as it was. Republicans have to throw these hissy fits every once in awhile or else their base might actually realize what liars they are and how their immoral plans have hurt our country.
Eyes Shut Policies - Like that nine year old out in right field, Republicans have their eyes screwed shut with their mitts out praying that things will get better before anyone notices.