Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Deep Thought/"Pro Torture"
If the Democrats are smart they will start labeling the torture apologists in the Republican Party as being "Pro Torture". This will help them frame the debate and it will also stick the Republican Party with a label that will turn most voters off. Much in the same way the religous right has labeled Democrats for years as being pro abortion, using the term pro torture towards Republicans will force them to explain why they are so committed to using torture in principle. I will put them on the defensive for once and it will change the conversation from whether torture works or not (which it has been shown not to) to a debate over the morality of torturing another human being under any circumstances. I fully endorse this concept and hope it catches on.
Posted by Stephen White at 8:55 AM
Labels: Democrats, message framing, olc memos, pro torture, Senate Armed Services Commitee report, torture apologists
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