Why Democrats Fail

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You may get tired of me talking about framing, but poor framing largely led to the mess we’re in.

I’m a baby boomer whose political consciousness first bloomed in opposition to the war in Viet Nam.  We had a song back then that encapsulates liberals’ current framing problem, particularly the line, “We’re knee-deep in the big muddy and the big fool says to push on:

Right now, an insane clown posse of rich, angry, old, white, men control the WH, the Congress, the Senate, SCOTUS, and most State legislatures.  One or two more state houses, and the fascists will be able to call a Constitutional Convention and permanently re-wire our democracy into a theocracy.  We’re really neck-deep in this big muddy and I, for one, believe that it’s the definition of insanity to continue to do what we’ve been doing.

George Lakoff is another old, white guy who sometimes, IMHO…

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