Shorter version: framing doesn’t work as well as people think that it does.
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) April 1, 2014
And not just on the Left, either. Far too many people on the Right have a certain pessimism when it comes to estimating the rhetorical and persuasive powers of our opposition. Which I guess makes sense: nobody likes to think that they lost an election to blithering idiots. Bottom line, though, is that you can only cook the books for so long*. If the Democrats want to have a happy November, they better start thinking about how to make life better for the country.
*I can do a lot of things for people. What I can’t do is make them decide that they deserve to win. And I don’t really think that it is my place to even try.