Skip to comments.Obama's War on Vocabulary!
Posted on 04/08/2012 5:00:59 PM PDT by zencycler
Some recent and obvious examples:
Just wondering if anyone can add to this list?
Has this one been listed?
“It’s the last thing I think about when I go to bed at night.” (And the first thing I think about in the morning ————)
“Let me be clear...”
Means “I’m lying to you again, you bunch of Crackers...”
A “do-nothing congress” = one that attempts, however feebly, to stem the tide of deficit spending.
“Draconian spending cuts” = reductions in the rate of increase in spending.
“Economic recovery” = continuation of a lousy economy.
does mispronunciation count?
Orion said as “Orean”
no man ever pointed out the prominent star to him in his youth,
never had anything near classic texts in his education...
During the retelling of the battle that took the life of the Wheaton, Illinois native, the Commander-in-Chief stated at the 5:12 mark of the video, “with the enemy just feets away.” “I had a uncle who was one of the, who was part of the first American troops to go into Auschwitz and liberate the concentration camps,” “As Libyans rebuild, let those efforts tap the experience of all those with the skills to contribute, including the many Africans in Libya.” Can you see Africa from Libya? If Palin had made this comment she would have been ridiculed for not knowing that Libya is in Africa.
ObamaSpeak and translations:
*Man made disasters = Islamic terrorism
*Overseas contingency operations = War on Terror
*Extremists = normal Americans
*War on Women = Campaign tactic
*Kinetic Military Operations = bombing Libya
*Mistake = baby
*Hope and Change = economic collapse and disgrace abroad
*Recovery = going form 8.6 to 8.2 unemployment
*Flexibility = selling out American interests to the Russian mafia
*Shaking hands with a shorter man = bowing to Saudi King
*Opposed to gay marriage = favors gay marriage
*The rich = anyone making $100,000 or more
*Republicans held America hostage = Voting to extend tax cuts in an election year
*Investments = government spending, corporate cronyism to get campaign kick backs
Those were great.
Quantitative easing .. Print money
It stimulated our enemies. It made destroying America more affordable to our enemies especially since he’s writing them checks to do so every other day.
After passage of the ACA private insurance rates jumped by as much as 30% in some cases. In terms of pure economics when you increase demand you will increase the prices. Of course in theory if the young healthy are paying into a system for the older sick to use the prices should soften somewhat, except that it is not at all certain they will pay in, the fines are not enough of an incentive (at least in the first handful of years), and when people pay for insurance they are more likely to try to use it. Why waste it? Thus demand may increase.
ACA is totally flawed in principle this way. If you want to lower health care prices you need to increase the supply of health care and to try as best as possible to treat ailments before they become costly. You can do this with diagnostic equipment, blood tests, scans, and by either getting more doctors OR eliminating the monopoly that Doctors (and health insurers to some degree) have. None of those solutions were part of the ACA.
Stimulus stimulated donations to Obama CREEP and democrats eg Solyndra execs gave to Dems/Obama. Stimulus was payback for votes - it went to union jobs in automotive, construction, education, and similar government directed funding programs.
It goes without saying that changing the vocabulary is an important tool of all totalitarian regimes. That's what George Orwell's "Newspeak" teaches us.It goes without saying among educated people, among people who haven't been imprinted by the NEA government schools. Nothing goes without saying to them. We have to explain everything to them, very slowly and very carefully. They are victims of a kind of malicious software brain surgery and although they can recover, it's not an easy job to do so.
Orwell is instructive, but so is Huxley. Think a group of toddlers rushing towards flowers and then suddenly receiving a horrible electric shock. They're not going to like flowers anymore.
His latest example....
English: Supreme Court
Obonics: A group of unelected people
Obonics ... hilarious!