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Steve Benen at The Political Animal has some ideas for a new political lexicon that are worth considering.  Here are a few of the highlights.

“Tyranny” is found when an elected Democratic majority passes legislation that Republicans don’t like.

“Big government” describes a dangerous phenomenon to be avoided, except in cases relating to reproductive rights or gays.

“Fiscal responsibility” is a national priority related to keeping our deficit in check, which only applies when Republicans are in the minority.

3 Comments


  1. pino

    March 8, 2010 at 10:53 am

    “Big government” describes a dangerous phenomenon to be avoided, except in cases relating to reproductive rights or gays.

    Which reproductive rights are being infringed upon by “big government” in your example.

    p.s. I DO agree with your take on gay rights however.

  2. IBXer

    March 8, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    “Democracy” – means “A government for the people, inspite of the people, and against the will of the people” when Democrats are in charge.

  3. Jeff

    March 9, 2010 at 7:46 am

    Here is something we all need to watch out for.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2010/03/a-detention-bill-you-ought-to-read-more-carefully/37116

    This is big GovCo and tyranny all wrapped up in fear pandering.

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