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dc.contributor.advisorMedhurst, Martin J.
dc.contributor.authorKurr, Jeffrey A.
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-16T13:18:39Z
dc.date.available2013-09-16T13:18:39Z
dc.date.copyright2013-05
dc.date.issued2013-09-16
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8770
dc.description.abstractDuring boom and bust periods, the dynamic status of the economy has become a perennial issue in the political arena. In this thesis, I engage in a rhetorical criticism analyzing how three presidents, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, rhetorically framed economic conditions to justify legislative solutions. I examine how each president prescribed policy solutions during his first months in office. In particular, I argue: Clinton constituted national identity around economic concerns to push his 1993 budget plan; Bush reinterpreted the nation-as-family metaphor to justify his 2001 tax cuts; and Obama injected crisis rhetoric into the American Dream to champion his 2009 stimulus. This analysis provides a foundation for understanding the econo-rhetorical leadership role of the president and the implications it has on framing congressional and public deliberation.en_US
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dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.subjectPublic address.en_US
dc.subjectPresidential rhetoric.en_US
dc.subjectEconomic rhetoric.en_US
dc.subjectClinton, Bill, 1946-en_US
dc.subjectBush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-en_US
dc.subjectObama, Barack.en_US
dc.titleEconomic frames : transitional rhetoric under Clinton, Bush, and Obama.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.A.en_US
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dc.contributor.departmentCommunication.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsBaylor University. Dept. of Communication.en_US


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