Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The word Obama won't dare say

The word Obama won't dare say:

Say what you will about the Republican Party's politics, but one thing I think we all can agree on is that they know how to control the message.

Instead of "educated," they say "elitist."

Instead of "the rich," they prefer "job creators."

And in their latest linguistic sleight of hand, the modern-day Houdinis have managed to turn "stimulus" into a four-letter word.

Or at least a word President Barack Obama no longer feels comfortable saying. In 2009, he couldn't say it enough. Now ... well, I didn't hear it once during his jobs speech last week, even though $447 billion in tax cuts and government spending would certainly qualify as being one.

In any case, it seems Obama's strategy of trying to pass a jobs stimulus package without saying the word "stimulus" just makes talking about the bill more difficult than it has to be. And if he continues to let undecided voters believe the first stimulus package was unsuccessful, what's their motivation for getting behind him and pressuring their representatives to pass the second?

Or even vote for him?

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...

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