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Jon Stewart frames the debate about Government as Family



I love how well he does this. This just the sort of thing George Lakoff talks about in "Moral Politics". We think metaphorically so the idea of government as family works. The Conservatives have been making it work for them but it can work just as well for us, if we use it. Dad's car doesn't need a new laser cannon and the family should not have to sleep outside to pay for it. Although in this case it's more like dad wants to buy the laser cannon for son Billy's car and Billy doesn't want it, Billy wants medical insurance and a college fund. (The military doesn't want the expensive toys the Republicans keep buying for them, they want benefits for solders.).

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Love this!