Saturday, March 14, 2009

New Lexicon of Hope and Change Revisited

Here's the ongoing list of the new terminology of "hope and change."

Shared Sacrifice- the concept that only the wealthy-with the exception of prominent Democrats- and corporations should be required to sacrifice by shelling out ever increasing taxes. The other half the population will then share in their appropriated wealth. Also applies to cigarette and cigar smokers who have assumed the duty of providing health insurance to the children of people making up to 84 thousand a year.

Omnibus- A catchall denoting a vehicle for transporting pork to political constituencies. No need to worry about the stench. There's a provision to study that too.

Political Prisoner- the de facto replacement in the leftist view of things- in the absence of any forthcoming terminology- for "enemy combatant," the term coined by the verbally challenged and much maligned Bush administration to describe those who conspired against and/or killed Americans. Not to be confused with the "mercenaries" who also languish in Cuban jails for wielding not weapons but opinions.

Stimulus- “Stimulus” comes from the verb stimulare, which is Latin for “transfer massive sums of money from what remains of the dynamic sector of the economy to the special interests of the Democratic party.” No, hang on, my mistake. Stimulare means “to goad.” And, on that front, the Democrats are doing an excellent job. They’ve managed to goad 58 percent of the American people into opposing the “stimulus” package. They’ve managed to goad all 177 Republicans in the House into unpacking their mothballed cojones and voting against the bill. And they’ve managed to goad the rest of the world into ending the Obama honeymoon in nothing flat. Headline from the London Daily Telegraph: “US-EU Trade War Looms As Barack Obama Bill Urges ‘Buy American.’

-from Mark Steyn at NRO

Stimulus Bill- a means of foisting the forty year wish list Democrats were unable to pass on the American public-increased medical care for the children of the moderately well to do, increased cigarette and cigar taxes, increased funding for birth control, funding for a host of global warming initiatives, funding to computerize medical records, more funds for changing over television, etc...

Trojan Horse- see "stimulus bill."

Middle Class Task Force- a committee led by the Vice-President in charge of making the federal government as union friendly and employer antagonistic as possible.

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