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Wednesday, October 30, 2013


The best euphemisms for Obama’s giant “if you like your plan you can keep it” lie

Via Hot Air:

1. Dan Amira of New York Mag:

“overly simplistic guarantee”

2. Rep. Steny Hoyer, Minority Leader, House of Representatives:

“accurate…not precise enough.”

3. Carrie Budoff Brown of Politico:

“sweeping generalizations that can be contradicted by individual experiences”


“pithy promises”

4. James Carville on “The O’Reilly Factor”:

“I think what he could have made is a more nuanced, accurate statement.”

5. Josh Barro, Business Insider:

“never a reasonable promise…yes, that statement is proving false — and it’s a good thing.”

6. Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary

“You can make that point if you want.”

Also, argle, bargle, blerg.

7. Sen. Harry Reid, U.S. Senate, along with Carney, just eschewing euphemism for more lies:

“He didn’t say anything wrong. That was true.”

8. Chuck Todd, MSNBC:

“promises that they were hoping the insurance companies were going to keep.”

Update: And, a lovely euphemism for the victims of this broken promise, from the American Prospect, which goes all out in the headline by calling them “phony victims.”

The body of the article refers to them as “exemplars.” Those would be the middle-class exemplars formerly known as anecdotes, I guess.

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