What the hell is with us? GOP politicians, pundits and partisans so utterly surrender the rhetorical high ground to the LSDs that it makes me pull out my hair.
Why are we debating the "Bush tax cuts"? W cut taxes but those reduced tax rates are now the current, existing, real and actual tax rates. Why don't we say "Bush tax rates"? The difference is huge. The former language concedes that somehow Congress is considering a further reduction in tax rates when, in fact, just the opposite is true.
Why do we ever say "health care reform"? The LSDs aren't reforming the health care system. Changing yes, but certainly not reforming. Nothing is done to reconnect the concepts of patient and consumer; nothing is done to expand the supply of health care; and nothing is done to clean up the massive fraud inherent in virtually all federal spending. Simply put, we should always describe the concept of Obamacare or other expanded federal involvement in the health services industry for what it is, "socialized medicine" because that simply put, is what it is. Everyone likes the concept of reform so why do we concede that concept when it is both inaccurate and deceptive during the health care financing debates?
Our culture war is being fought with words, thank God, so let's improve the quality of our ammunition.