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Offline pjohns

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Dick Morris on the government shutdown
« on: October 09, 2013, 10:16:43 AM »
I believe Dick Morris is right on target as regarding President Obama's attempt to frame the issue of the government shutdown in a way that is most favorable to his own position, by using weasel words in place of the unvarnished truth:

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As his battle with the Republicans focuses more on the debt limit and less on ObamaCare, the president has invented a new vocabulary to suit his political needs.

"Seeking to raise the debt limit" is out.  "Preventing an economic shutdown" is in.

"Debt" is never mentioned.  The word is "obligations". ...

The words "debt" and "borrowing" and "spending" are politically anathema.  So Obama has to invent new words to describe his position. ...

All of these word games are designed to camouflage how unattractive the president's position really is.  Every American understands that before your raise your credit limit on your cards, you had better limit your spending and change your ways.


Here is the link:  http://web.mail.comcast.net/zimbra/h/search?si=1&so=0&sc=4115&st=message&id=176440&xim=1&action=view

Offline andy58-in-nh

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Re: Dick Morris on the government shutdown
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2013, 10:29:28 AM »
I believe Dick Morris is right on target as regarding President Obama's attempt to frame the issue of the government shutdown in a way that is most favorable to his own position, by using weasel words in place of the unvarnished truth:

Here is the link:  http://web.mail.comcast.net/zimbra/h/search?si=1&so=0&sc=4115&st=message&id=176440&xim=1&action=view


Your link doesn't work.
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Re: Dick Morris on the government shutdown
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2013, 10:48:35 AM »

Offline pjohns

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Re: Dick Morris on the government shutdown
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2013, 10:54:17 AM »
Your link doesn't work.

I just now tried it (both in the OP and in your own post, which included it), and it worked for me...

Offline andy58-in-nh

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Re: Dick Morris on the government shutdown
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2013, 11:52:52 AM »
I just now tried it (both in the OP and in your own post, which included it), and it worked for me...


Odd. The link redirects me to Comcast's Xfinity website. Might be my set up.

In any event, I got it here: http://www.dickmorris.com/obamas-new-vocabulary/

Thanks!
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