Saturday, December 6, 2014

"Evil" and Demonization Examples: 2013

EXAMPLES AND ANALYSIS: 2013 "Evil" and Demonization
"There are many members in the Republican caucus who do not believe in government. And bless their hearts, they act upon their beliefs. So day to day, we vote here on issues that eliminate government initiatives for clean air, clean water, food safety, public safety, public education, public transportation, public housing, public health, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security. They don't believe in a public role. And if you don't believe in a public role, then why do you even have to have taxes to pay for it? ... They're anti-government ideologues, and that's what the speaker has to deal with. … It's really sad. Because that's not who the Republican Party is. I tell them, 'Take back your party.' This is a great party. The country needs more than one-party dominance, as much as I believe the Democratic Party is the party for the middle class. ... We need to have a marketplace of ideas."
-- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, January 2, 2013.

Comment: In addition to an example of "ideology" rhetoric, Pelosi's comments demonize Republicans, making it sound as if they don't want any government at all.

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