Framing for the Resistance

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SON, a long-distance runner since high school, has a saying that he uses to describe any process that is going to take work and time:  “This is a marathon, not a sprint.”  An effective Resistance to Trump is going to be a marathon, not a sprint.  While one of his most effective tactics is to keep everyone responding to his latest lie/outrage/insanity –and then another, and then another, so that you never even have time to effectively deal with Outrage du Jour Numero Un — the Resistance must start playing the long game.

And to do that, to play the long game, we must start to focus with almost laser-like intensity on effective framing.  The Left too often allows the Right to frame the debate and the Right is delighted to do so, often with scientifically-tested phrases that, once adopted, essentially determine the outcome.

Consider “death taxes.”  Some time ago…

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