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Tuesday, September 15, 2009


STEVE'S POLITICAL DICTIONARY - It all depends on where you're sitting...

Lack of respect - when someone from the other side criticizes someone on your side.

Speaking truth to power - when someone on your side criticizes someone on the other side.

Playing politics - what the other side does to accomplish things you don't like.

Carrying out the will of the people - what your side does when accomplishing things the other side doesn't like.

Wasteful spending - taxpayer money spent on things you don't like.

Pork - a variation of 'wasteful spending, used to describe taxpayer money spent in someone else's district.

Worthwhile investment - taxpayer money spent on things you do like.

Judicial activism - when judges rule in ways you don't like.

Upholding the Constitution - when judges rule in ways you do like.

Demonizing the opposition - when the other side complains about you.

Respectful criticism - when your side complains about the other side.

Heeding the will of the people - justification for your position when backed by a majority of voters.

Showing leadership / Doing what's right - justification for your position when opposed by a majority of voters.

Move on / Get over it - what your side says when the other side wants to keep talking about something you don't like.

Sweeping under the rug - what the other side does when trying to change the focus from something you want to keep talking about.

Exercising executive privilege - what a President of your party does when not disclosing something demanded by the other side.

Obstruction / abuse of power - what a President of the other side does when not disclosing something demanded by your side.

Constitutional duty of oversight - when a Congress controlled by your party investigates a President from the other party.

Witch hunts - when a Congress controlled by the other side investigates a President from your party.