Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Political language - A Student of Political Words

I am an avid student of political words.
Be they nouns, adjectives, or verbs.

My current favorite word is pivot,
Intended attention on “change” to rivet.

Pivot signals a change of direction,
It is a sure sign of political rejection.

Closely related is reset,
To make the public forget.

What you said in the first place,
When you’re losing the race.

There is bipartisan – on being politically unsociable,
Bipartisan really means what’s mine is mine, what's yours is negotiable.

And don’t neglect that magic word prioritize.
Prioritize depends on your party’s majority size.

I’m also enamored with hubristic.
Obama speaks more often and uses "I" more than any president and may be narcissistic.

The adjective I find the most distasteful,
Is the omnipresent and omnipotent meaningful,

It is a favorite of the self-perceived deep thinking political elite,
It indicates only they can sift chaff from wheat.

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