Obama’s “I Am Not a Crook” Moment | Washington's Blog: " . . . What Lakoff and other political psychologists explain is that what most Americans – and people all over the world – will hear is:
America is a banana republic, a deadbeat nation, which can’t pay its bills.
Of course, there is some basis for accusing the U.S. of becoming a banana republic … a deadbeat which can’t pay its bills. But the focus of this post is on Obama’s … invoking the exact image which he is trying to avoid. Obama has failed to learn the most basic concept from the psychology of politics. . . ." (read more at links above)
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