Sunday, February 05, 2006

The Negative Frame Label Machine Strikes Again!

The 2008 presidential race is almost two years away and already, the negative frame folks at the RNC are at it with their frame and label makers. I am not going to support Hillary Clinton for President. Of course I'd vote for her over any Republican I can imagine in a match-up scenario. But I think Clinton has been short on spine and long on Bush-lite. Indeed, she's tried so hard to take the high road on numerous occasions, when the opposition would stop at nothing, that she's very nearly smiled herself right out of the tough stance Dems need right now.

But let any Democrat, and especially let any woman, express criticism or outrage over the inept, belligerent, and corrupt leadership in Washington, and you'd think she'd pulled a Rumplestilskin.

Along comes Ken Mehlman, head of the RNC to pull this statement designed to turn off woman, a natural constituency for Hillary: "When you think of the level of anger, I'm not sure it's what Americans want," Mehlman said. Democratic Sen.. Hillary Rodham Clinton, a potential presidential contender in 2008, "seems to have a lot of anger" and voters usually do not send angry candidates to the White House, the Republican Party chairman said Sunday.

Mehlman cited the New York senator's remarks on Martin Luther King Day in which she called the Bush administration "one of the worst" in history and compared the Republican-controlled House to a plantation where opposing voices are silenced. For telling the truth, Hillary is deemed "angry." Come to think of it, with the glowering, menacing manner of speech George W. Bush favors these days, you know, the his-way-or-the-highway routine, and the same for Dick Cheney, it's they who are angry. They are angry that all of America isn't duped by their incompetence. And so Mehlman's antics are just so much laughable spin. And you know BushCO are in trouble if they have to stoop to this kind of stuff, especially this early.