Dave Killion — July 21, 2011

It’s good to remind ourselves that in order to cultivate support, politicians must say that that which is, is not. And vice versa. US President Barack Obama helps us remember this in this recent press conference

“…this is not just a Democratic understanding; this is an understanding that I think the American people hold that we should not be asking sacrifices from middle-class folks who are working hard every day, from the most vulnerable in our society — we should not be asking them to make sacrifices if we’re not asking the most fortunate in our society to make some sacrifices as well.”

Ugh. There is no ‘we’, and there is no ‘asking’. There is only a one group led by the President that is looking to gather enough support to use the threat of violence against other groups in order to seize some of their property. Euphemistic Politispeak™  is employed to maintain the fantasy that the victims are consensual.

We’re not falling for it.

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