Must Read from George Lakoff

Lakoff, the professor of Linguistics at Berkeley, and a Senior Fellow at the Rockridge Institute, has this vital essay at Alternet. If you want to understand the Republican right’s strategy, and how we who support Obama must talk to win the election in the fall (not just the presidential election, but all the elections down to the local level, for without them an Obama win will mean nothing but four more years of gridlock in the face of a Republican congress), then read this essay. If you think the Republicans are self-destructing with their crazy talk and can’t figure it out, read this essay. If you don’t understand why your conservative cousin seems immune to facts, read this essay. Only if we all understand what is really going on here is there a chance the forces of rationality will win the fall elections.

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About JP

We're two guys who met in college, in 1980. We've stayed in touch, and like to talk politics, current events, music and religion. JP is nore liberal than Sid, but not in every way. We figure that dialogue stimulates ideas, moderates perspective, and is in general friendly. These are things we need badly in these dangerous times. The blog name is taken from a song by Bruce Cockburn.
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