Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Comment on the Belmont Club:
"The Newspaper of the Mysteries"

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

Fifty years ago the Democrats talked of clear principles to mask muddled assumptions. They have since achieved the complete inversion of the language used by Kennedy. This is an expansion of the practice that added the term "Clintonian" to the language. It has now spread beyond the person of the POTUS into the general usage by the media. At one time only lawyers and the writers of a company's annual report would so deliberately obfuscate.

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