In America's two-party political landscape individuals who find themselves associating with one party, but holding views commonly claimed by the other, exist on a ideological battlefield marked by dialectical tensions. Frequently denigrated by the Religious Right, three modern Republican political action committees, Log Cabin Republicans, The Republican Majority for Choice, and Republicans for Environmental Protection, are garnering attention as conservative groups who are not afraid to tread in "enemy" territory. These elected officials, political activists, and everyday Americans are creating new ways to construct rhetorical messages that simultaneously represent the conservative principles of the Republican Party and also respect their stance on gay rights, abortion, and environmental protection. Utilizing Kenneth Burke's dramatistic pentad, this thesis de-constructs the strategies found in rhetoric produced by the three largest, progressive, Republican political action committees currently in existence.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/02M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Political science, Rhetoric|
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