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What They Say vs. What They Mean: An Inside-the-Beltway Glossary


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What They Say vs. What They Mean: An Inside-the-Beltway Glossary

John Atcheson

REPUBLICANS – Entries appear in the order with which they are used

Tax Reform: Cut taxes for the rich, toss the middle class a few bones, while taking away their benefits and starving government so they can cut popular programs like social security “out of necessity.”


#2

Wrt Climate change: the real percentage of scientific consensus is more like 99.8%


#3

Ambrose Bierce is alive and well!


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And the dictionary to wit:

ABRIDGE, v.t. To shorten.

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for people
to abridge their king [drumph], a decent respect for the opinions of mankind requires
that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

Oliver Cromwell

I’ll second that


#5

The abridgement is coming - and we’ll get Pence. Oy…


#6

This is freaking awesome. Love this!