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December 08, 2004

Democrats' Miracle Strategy for 2006/2008: Giving Shit Different Names

Wow!!! Why didn't somebody think of that before?!

During the 2004 campaign, Lakoff suggested that instead of talking about how Bush had run up the national debt, Democrats should label it a "baby tax'' the Republican president had imposed on future generations.

He has suggested that same-sex marriage should be referred to as "the right to marry.'' Trial lawyers like vice presidential nominee John Edwards should instead be called "public protection attorneys,'' and the term environmental protection, which brings to mind big government and reams of regulations, should instead be termed "poison-free communities.''

Will this work?

Of course it will. Let's be honest: You're idiots.

But seriously. The left has to stop being transfixed by the magical, transformative power of euphemism. Being crippled is a horrible state-- but calling a cripple "differently abled" or that sort of thing hardly changes things any. It may be polite (although to me it sounds condescending) but simple word-substitutions can't change reality. And only rarely do they change the perception of reality.


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