Obamunist Doubletalk Glossary

by Dave Blount | September 28, 2009 2:46 pm

For those having difficulty making sense of Obamunist doubletalk, Bob Maistros[1] offers a helpful glossary. Be sure to have it on hand next time you try to sit through a speech by Dear Leader.

Action (as in “now is the time for action”) — big government.

Balanced and sustained (as in “chart a course for growth that is balanced and sustained”) — involving more big government.

Choice — the opportunity to select big government.

Competition — we choose who wins.

Compromise — accepting my position after I give a big speech.

Cost savings — $900 billion in new spending.

Create or save (as in “create or save 4 million jobs”) — destroy or lose, as in 2 million jobs.

Engagement — a combination of unilateral concessions and America-bashing abroad.

Fact (as in, “these are the facts” or “to state a fact”) — my opinion.

Honest debate — agreeing with me.

Incorporate (as in “incorporate ideas from Republicans”) — include in the early stages of a proposal and then have Pelosi and Reid drop like a hot potato behind closed doors in the final version.

Irresponsible (as in “irresponsible behavior”) — constitutionally protected.

Misinformation — facts, when presented by our opponents.

Neutrality (as in “net neutrality”) — favoring one side in a dispute, especially when that side has supported your campaign and provided a senior White House staff member.

Necessary (as in “necessary war”) — not really that necessary, at least when it comes to backing up your words with required manpower and funding and standing up to your liberal base.

Negotiations without preconditions — the position I took vis-à-vis our enemies during the campaign, then denied taking, but am now trying to force on the Israelis.

Nobody (as in “nobody disputes [these facts]”) — no liberals or members of the mainstream media.

Non-profit (as in proposals to establish tax-favored, non-profit status for failing newspapers) — making official a condition that has existed unofficially for years.

Nothing (as in “nothing in this plan will require you or your employer to change the coverage or the doctor you have”) — everything.

Plan (as in, “the [health-care] plan I am announcing tonight”) — a really good speech.

Respect (as in, “respects the rights of the Israelis and Palestinians” or “the Iranians and North Koreans”) — overrun (Israelis) or elevate beyond reason with no expectation of reciprocity (everyone else).

Responsibility (as in the “responsibility” to buy health insurance or America’s “responsibility” to confront global warming) — big government telling people or nations things they have to do. (See “Action” above.)

Scare tactics — see “Misinformation” above.

Security (as in “stability and security” in health care or “true security for all Israelis”) — you’re toast.

Stand by our friends — desert our friends in order to “engage” with our enemies. (See “Engagement” above.)

If you can’t find the term you’d like to translate, use this handy rule of thumb: Obamunist doubletalk almost always means the precise opposite of what it pretends to mean.

Via the Traditional Values Coalition[2].

On a tip from mega. Cross-posted at Moonbattery[3].

  1. Bob Maistros: http://www.northstarnational.com/2009/09/24/a-helpful-obama-glossary/
  2. Traditional Values Coalition: http://www.traditionalvalues.org/modules.php?sid=3532
  3. Moonbattery: http://www.moonbattery.com/

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