Friday, December 24, 2010

Who Are these People?

What can I say? They don't know enough to use a dictionary? It seems, that the Republican Party has begun to reach for the dregs of the barrel. Would they be able to make on the show "Do You Know as Much as a 5th Grader" ?

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Richard (RJ) Eskow

Consultant, Writer, Senior Fellow with The Campaign for America's Future

Posted: December 23, 2010 01:19 PM


News reports said that Wallison and his fellow Republicans on the Commission also wanted to ban the words "shadow banking," "interconnection," and "deregulation" from a report on the Great Recession and its causes. That's like banning the phrase "plastic surgery" from a story about the Kardashians.

Peter J. Wallison has a bright a surrealist author. He and the other Republicans on the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission tried to undermine that group's work by attempting to ban phrases like "Wall Street" from its final report.

Not true, insists Wallison. "Only in the fever-swamps of the left could anyone believe that," he writes. For example, Wallison says he and his colleagues merely objected to the Commission's use of "Wall Street" as "a general term for the financial system." Wallison says it's unacceptable, politically motivated, and imprecise to use the phrase "Wall Street" as if it referred to the controlling financial interests of the United States.

Wall Street: n. The controlling financial interests of the United States.

- American Heritage Dictionary

What do dictionaries matter when you're rewriting reality?

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