It’s not their fault, they just don’t understand what they’re saying. But you can help, and here’s how!
First we had the original Conjugator-in-Chief, Bill Clinton, who attempted to weasel his way out of saying he lied under oath by trying to re-define the words he used.
“”It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is. If the–if he–if ‘is’ means is and never has been, that is not–that is one thing. If it means there is none, that was a completely true statement…”
If he’d had a dictionary, he could have looked up the word “is”.
Then we have a whole host of Democrats who claim they didn’t actually understand they voted for authorization for the President (Bush, of course) to attack Iraq…
“…the next section authorizes the president “to use the armed forces of the U.S. as he determines to be necessary and appropriate in order to (1) defend the national security of the U.S. against the continuing threat posed by Iraq; and (2) enforce all relevant UNSC resolutions regarding Iraq.”
“The third section says that if the president decides to exercise the authority granted in the previous section, he must report to Congress no later than 48 hours after exercising that authority.”
… and subsequently claimed that they didn’t realize that’s what they were actually voting for. What part of ‘authorizes the president “to use the armed forces of the U.S. as he determines to be necessary and appropriate’ did they mis-understand?
If they’d had dictionaries, they could have looked up the word “authorization”.
Later, we have another President (Obama, in this case) who doesn’t understand what he meant when he declared that “lobbyists won’t find a job in my White House.” Because, of course, it depends on what the word “lobbyist” means…
Ron Kirk has never been a registered federal lobbyist,” White House spokesman Ben LaBolt told ABC News….”How precisely is it a loophole when we never pledged to bar state lobbyists?” a Democratic official asks.
So, in ObamaLand, “lobbyist” doesn’t always mean “lobbyist“. Sometimes, “lobbyist” means “not a lobbyist at all–look over there at that unicorn!”
If Obama had a dictionary, he could have looked up the word “lobbyist”.
And now, we have the Speaker of the House, who adamantly refuses to admit that she understood that in enhanced interrogations, waterboarding is a technique that was available and could or would be used in certain cases. This in light of the documents recently released that clearly state that she and select others in Congress were briefed on harsh tactics to be used on Abu Zubaydah.
Nancy, there are some pretty good reference books in the Library of Congress…
Do you have friends who are Democrats? If so, please buy them a dictionary and teach them how to use it. It could save them untold embarrassment and perhaps prevent them from using words they don’t understand under oath, in legislation, in campaign promises, in security briefings.
Folks, have a heart. Buy a Dem a dictionary! Don’t wait; do it today. You won’t be sorry–and neither will your Deomcratic friends.