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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Republican Phrases of the Week

Every couple of weeks the Repos come out with catchphrases and have every media whore they pay repeat it and repeat it until their programming takes and their brainwashed followers walk around saying them to each other, who smugly reenforce the brainwashing.

The catchphrases of the last few days:

1. Obama is "obsessed with raising taxes" (obsessed? Hysteria much?)

2. The rich are now "job creators" (don't call them rich- and so where are these jobs?)

3. Americans "don't want the debt ceiling raised" (rich Americans, they mean)

Know when you're being brainwashed.


CarrieBoo said...

Spot on, mate. My husband had told me about this tactic they use, and how once people hear a piece of information repeated X-number of times (I'll make up a guess... three times), no matter how ridiculous it is, the so-called information becomes "gospel". It never ceases to amaze me the simple, yet apparently effective tools of manipulation. And mass manipulation at that! And if all else fails, they can pull out the "communist" card. Health-care, saving lives... that's communism! Craziness. And anyways, what's so wrong with living like a Smurf? Works for me. ;)

Austan said...

CarrieBoo- It's true. There are thinktanks that focus on linguistics and how to fit message to mindset so it sticks. Noam Chomsky and George Lakoff have explored these on the Liberal side; there are countless suits who work on it for the Conservatives. Karl Rove honed it. But our education levels are so crappy that people don't recognize it happening. There's no Critical Thinking anymore.