Dems' new approach: when you're losing the arguement, change the language

I guess the Dems’ little rebranding attempt I spoke of earlier is just part of a larger strategy of trying to pull a little “Issues Three Card Monty” with the American people. Faced with the fact that the science just isn’t backing them up on the whole global warming thing, the White House has apparently decided to bland out the term in an effort to simply sidestep having to answer the tough questions:

From the administration that brought you “man-caused disaster” and “overseas contingency operation,” another terminology change is in the pipeline.

The White House wants the public to start using the term “global climate disruption” in place of “global warming
” — fearing the latter term oversimplifies the problem and makes it sound less dangerous than it really is.

Uh huh, sure. What they’re fearing is having to have more “Global Warming” seminars canceled because a massive blizzard hits wherever Al Gore happens to show up talking about it. They’re fearing the fact that their predictions of massive warming just haven’t come true. And they’re fearing being constantly called on the notion that they blame every single possible change in the climate – hot, cold, wet, dry, or whatever – on “warming.” So now they’ll wave the arms around wildly talking about “disruption”, not because that sounds more “dangerous” but because they get to avoid the whole debate of why their warming is resulting in more snow and ice.

Not to be left out of the Dems’ little “change the name” game, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has decided to just blatantly re-write history before your very eyes calling for “an extension” of the “Obama middle-income tax cuts.” Left unexplained, of course, is how you can “extend” something you haven’t passed yet. Of course, if she’s talking about the tax cuts that are due to expire at the end of this year – which would be something that needs “extending” – then those would be the Bush tax cuts. Talk about taking credit for someone else’s work.

Orwell’s Big Brother would be proud at this variant of Newspeak. The trouble is, as the Bard put it, a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. In this case, the smell is considerably less pleasant and reeks of that odd blend of arrogance and desperation that’s been wafting from Capitol Hill lately. Merely changing the labels does not change the substance and the American people are smart enough to know that. That the White House, Pelosi, and the DNC don’t think so is becoming more apparent daily. They do not deserve the support of the American people.