Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Lakoff's Wishful Thinking


First, I will be much happier when people finally give up the term 'narrative,' which they now lean on like a freaking terminological crutch. It just means 'story,' see, but it something...

Second, why is everyone named 'Lakoff' incapable of saying anything sensible about politics?

To some extent this just comes to it ain't over til it's over. Which is true, but could have been said more clearly. But then there's the other part... And I see no reason to believe that the first debate was a Pyrrhic victory for Romney. Our evidence thus far is that it was a just plain victory. (And...a parenthetical explanation of 'Pyrrhic victory'? Really?)

He did provide the Obama campaign with some more targets by shamelessly lying his way through the debate, and shifting positions yet again. But he shook up the race, swung for the fences, and put Obama on the defensive. And that's the absolute best he could have hoped for. Rhetoric matters in these BS contests, and Republican politicians rarely pay for lies. It ain't over, but things just got a lot harder for the good guys.


(via Maddow. Why do liberals think that the Lakoffs are worth paying attention to?)


Blogger Random Michelle K said...

Dear heart, you're going to give yourself a stroke if you don't walk away from the politics for a bit.

Go outside and enjoy the autumn.

8:13 AM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...


8:23 AM  
Blogger Random Michelle K said...

Well *I* will enjoy your autumn as I drive through NC this weekend. (Stopping for the night in Charlotte to visit a friend even!)

I'm telling you, it CAN BE DONE! I'll even take pictures to prove it!

8:26 AM  

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