90 Miles From Tyranny : Left’s Rhetoric in Impeachment Hearings Reveals Desperation

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Left’s Rhetoric in Impeachment Hearings Reveals Desperation

If you are in need of more evidence as to why so many Americans are cynical about politics in general and Washington in particular (and isn’t current evidence sufficient?), you need look no further than the etymological shift taken by Democrats during the House impeachment hearings.

As The Washington Post first reported, the decision to replace “quid pro quo” with “bribery” when speaking of President Donald Trump’s phone call to Ukraine’s president came from focus groups conducted in key battleground states.

Among the questions asked of people was whether “quid pro quo,” “extortion,” or “bribery” was the best description of the president’s alleged conduct. The groups found “bribery” to be the most descriptive and “damning.”

Armed with their talking points, Democrats at the House Intelligence Committee hearing, across the country and on TV programs, began using the word bribery. Listening to some of the montages compiled by conservative media is hilarious. It is straight out of “newspeak” in George Orwell’s novel “1984,” which the author said was “designed to diminish the range of thought.”

This represents the death rattle of a party once known for promoting big ideas. Last week, the stock market achieved another record high, the Dow Jones Industrial Average topping 28,000, fattening the savings of current and future retirees. While not everyone is invested in the market, when companies make money, they tend to hire more...

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