Barack Obama said something today that I think is beautiful from a framing perspective:
I mean it’s like these guys take pride in ignorance! It’s like they like being ignorant.
(hat tip to ruff4life at the Great Orange Satan)
I believe this is the counter frame to the Elitist Democrat.
Nobody wants to be ignorant, and depending on leaders who are proud of their ignorance and demand ignorance from their followers cannot be good for the running of a country.
Ignorance is simply not good public policy.
Stepping it up
Republicans depend on Ignorance, manufacture ignorance, and demonstrate ignorance in running this country.
They want us to be totally ignorant as to world events.
They want us to hate without any reason, it makes it easier to invade foreign countries to plunder their natural resources if we are ignorant of the culture and our actual foreign policy.
Republicans are proud of their ignorance. They don’t care if they are doing the wrong thing or not because they simply don’t know – don’t know, don’t care.
I’m going with my gut!
“I looked into Putin’s eyes and saw his soul.”
The bible tells me there were no dinosaurs.
Bringing it home
Over and over, ignorance – not just ignorance, but pride in that ignorance.
Republicans want you to be ignorant.
They want you to vote for a tool candidate.
They are afraid of knowledge and intellectual challenge.
I think we need a smart president and smart policies.
We don’t need ignorant high school drama posing as public policy.
Nobody wants to be ignorant.
Call them ignorant, demonstrate their ignorance, call them on thier pride of being ignorant.
I think it’s beautiful.
It plays into so much of the right’s ideology.
Proud to know nothing about the world in which we illegally invade other countries.
Proud to hate other cultures of which they’re totally ignorant.
Proud to put thier head in the sand and ignore science.
Proud to be uninformed and apathetic.
I believe this is a great refutation of the elitist charge.