Needed: A Better Framing Device

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: Jan 19, 2011 10:15 PM
Being part of the email list for Organizing for America does have its amusements.  I just read this email from the organization.  The salient line about the repeal vote was as follows:

This is a vote for insurance companies. There is no other way to put it.

Of course, this is about trying to "frame" the repeal debate in the best possible way for the President -- and who, after all, loves insurance companies?  But It strikes me that if this is all they've got, they're in terrible shape.

That's because, of course, it's hard to argue that Republicans are doing the insurance companies' bidding when they're voting to repeal ObamaCare -- legislation that forces every American to become a customer of the insurance companies, like it or not.

Back to the drawing board, guys.