In this dissertation, I focus on three case studies: estate tax repeal, the war on terror, and abortion. I rely on detailed interviews with over 25 conservative activists and political operatives, supported by content analysis of hundreds of primary and secondary sources. Using insights from social movement theory, I show how entrepreneurs frame issues to build the conservative coalition. Instead of turning the coalition's attention towards policies important to social conservatives, entrepreneurs change the kinds of policies that social conservatives consider to be important, and at little cost.Ornstein worried about eliminating an important incentive for charitable giving ( Ornstein 2002), while Wattenberg ... it hurts small businesses, and the aultraricha dodge itaGingrich also offered a dubious argument about charitable giving.
|Title||:||Right Ideas: Discourse, Framing, and the Conservative Coalition|
|Author||:||Richard J. Meagher (Jr)|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|