President Obama’s New American Vocabulary
Posted By Victor Davis Hanson On July 14, 2013
Of all the many changes that the Obama administration has enacted over the last five years, the least remarked upon are the strange changes in our vocabulary. To fathom the shifting meaning of words , here is a guide to the new Obama lexicon.
Affordable Care Act: Mostly unaffordable, uncaring, and inactive .
Assault Weapon: Paint your .22 black and add a plastic handle .
Associated Press: Leakers who dared to challenge  the White House monopoly.
Baby: Punishment for a mistake .
Benghazi: We won’t have any more because one video-maker is now in prison .
Berlin Wall: Analogous to the Cold War fence  that kept out German illegal aliens from entering a free East Berlin.
Biden: Buffoonery after it becomes boring.
Buffett: He alone built that .
Carney: Ron Ziegler lives !
Cashing in: A practice finally ended when Hillary Clinton and Lisa Jackson left office.
Coal: A toxic rock that the crazy Chinese believe makes heat .
Corporate Jet Owners: Sort of like Air Force One .
Corpsmen: Zombies .
Courts: Revolutionary tribunals.
“Cowards”: Everybody but “my people.” 
Debt: What debt ?
Debt Ceilings: Only Senate cowards vote not to raise them.
Deficits: Ex-presidents incurred them .
Diversity: Endangered by locking up mass-murdering Maj. Hasan.
Drones: Sophisticated, humane military tools in the hands of the right commander in chief.
Erdogan: A valuable and trusted anti-Semite, racist, and religious bigot .
Filibusters: Unpatriotic obstructionism begun in 2007.
Genocide: An American crime unknown to the Germans, Hutus , and Turks.
Guantanamo: Virtually closed as promised.
Hawaii: Now in Asia .
Hope and Change: 2016 .
Illegal Aliens: See undocumented workers.
Interest: It no longer exists .
Fast and Furious: More often a slow and methodical death .
Fat Cat: The new Al Gore .
Fifty-seven states: A trick question on Harvard Law School exams.
First Amendment: So long, glad to have known you.
Food Stamps: Never stamps and not always for food .
Fracking: Produces way too much unnecessary energy and money.
George Zimmerman: Does not look like the son Obama might have had .
George Zimmerman Trial: An indictment of white male America , when a female judge instructs an all-female jury in a case involving a Latino shooting an African-American — with pretrial input from an African-American president and attorney general.
Global Warming: Along with rising seas , mostly ended by the president in 2009.
Green: Alternative sources of money .
IRS: Investigation of right-wing suspects.
Israel: A boring free-market democracy surrounded by rich cultural diversity.
Jihad: A sort of personal journey to be posted on Facebook.
Law: Can occasionally be enforced against the right people.
Leading from Behind: Or rather following from the front .
Lobbyists: Disappeared from government in 2009.
Lying: Speaking untruth except when doing so before the Congress and under oath.
“Make No Mistake About It”: Something neither “perfectly clear” nor “in point of fact.”
Media: The Ministry of Truth .
Money: You have made enough of it  already.
Muslim Brotherhood: Secular, at least largely.
Muslims: Those who also worship Jesus but without the bothersome bible thumping.
NSA: Add another A and it would be an Islamic outreach agency .
Nuclear Option: To be outlawed, except in the Senate .
ObamaCare: Sort of read, sort of passed, sort of enacted, sort of ended.
One-percenter: Obama fundraisers .
Police: Act stupidly.
Profile: Typical white person.
Profit: Not the time to.
Race: Cowards  never talk about it.
Recess Appointments: Hardly “damaged goods.” 
Renditions: Valuable anti-terrorism protocols once George Bush left office.
Reset: Turning neutrals into enemies.
Revolving Door: Abuses ended by those like Peter Orszag .
Sequesters: Forced on fiscally sober presidents  by uncaring, callous opponents.
Spiking the Ball: You avoid that by mentioning a dead Osama bin Laden ad nauseam.
Spread the Wealth: Tuition at Sidwell Friends .
Spying: OK on friends, suspicious when on others.
Taxes: Never were raised on those who pay more of them.
Tea Party: Presidentially referenced sex act .
Terrorism: Endemic among returning Iraqi veterans and Christian fundamentalists.
Transparent: Say it enough and it happens.
Typical White Person: Jorge Meza Zimmerman.
Undocumented Workers: Never had documents and not all have worked.
Unemployment Rate: It depends on why you want to know.
White Hispanic: Not to be confused with white African-American .
Wind and Solar: Like farm subsidies without the farm.
Workplace Violence: Murdering 13 soldiers while yelling “Allahu Akbar.” 
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URLs in this post:
 the shifting meaning of words: https://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/orwell46.htm
 unaffordable, uncaring, and inactive: http://hotair.com/archives/2013/07/14/california-insurance-commissioner-we-could-have-a-real-disaster-on-our-hands-with-identify-theft-fraud-and-abuse/
 and add a plastic handle: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/we_need_an_iq_test_for_politicians_c99A6yHIV7GTzFjWJnUuII
 who dared to challenge: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/05/15/AP-Scandal-Upsets-Obamas-Most-Important-Constituencies-The-Press
 Punishment for a mistake: http://michellemalkin.com/2008/03/30/sunday-meditation-obama-and-the-punishment-of-unborn-life/
 one video-maker is now in prison: http://pjmedia.com/eddriscoll/2013/05/08/greg-hicks-i-briefed-hillary-on-benghazi-that-night/
 Analogous to the Cold War fence: http://hotair.com/archives/2013/06/25/mccain-were-now-set-to-have-the-most-militarized-border-since-the-berlin-wall/
 He alone built that: http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/012512-598901-keystone-xl-ban-enriches-warren-buffett-webhed-obamas-hypocrisy-making-warren-buffett-richer.htm?p=full
 Ron Ziegler lives: http://pjmedia.com/eddriscoll/2009/10/08/ron-zieglers-revenge/
 believe makes heat: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kensilverstein/2013/07/12/china-wants-to-end-blackouts-with-western-help-and-american-coal/
 Air Force One: http://dailycaller.com/2011/07/06/jet-industry-furious-at-obama/
 Zombies: http://neoneocon.com/2010/02/05/obama-and-the-core-of-corpsman/
 but “my people.”: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/03/my_people_and_the_american_peo.html
 debt: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57572177/national-debt-up-$6-trillion-since-obama-took-office/
 incurred them: http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2011/08/24/obama-2008-bush-debt-unpatriotic/
 punished at home: http://pjmedia.com/eddriscoll/2009/09/02/inverting-the-clausewitz-clause/
 courted abroad: http://blog.heritage.org/2012/04/18/obama-administration-courts-the-muslim-brotherhood/
 anti-Semite, racist, and religious bigot: http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2013/07/obamas-pal-erdogan-makes-racially-derogatory-remark.php
 Hutus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rwandan_Genocide
 Now in Asia: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/11/15/obama-mistakenly-refers-to-hawaii-as-asia-during-summit/
 2016: http://meganmcardle.com/2013/07/12/why-i-think-the-gop-will-have-control-in-2017/
 no longer exists: http://www.bankrate.com/cd.aspx
 a slow and methodical death: http://pjmedia.com/blog/what-happened-to-congress-fast-and-furious-fury/
 The new Al Gore: http://pjmedia.com/eddriscoll/2013/01/05/al-gore-declares-mission-accomplished/
 not always for food: http://sweetness-light.com/archive/ebt-cards-used-at-strip-joints-liquor-stores
 the son Obama might have had: http://datechguyblog.com/2013/07/14/its-the-50s-again-black-man-acquitted-of-murder-powerful-influential-outraged/
 An indictment of white male America: http://twitchy.com/2013/07/14/appalling-the-nation-attributes-zimmerman-verdict-to-white-supremacy/
 populist: http://www.thenation.com/blog/media-blitz-continues-obama-golfs-18-holes-tom-friedman#axzz2Z3Rr3VB9
 necessary: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2013/07/14/obama-golfs-espn-hosts-former-wapo-writers
 relieve: http://www.mediaite.com/online/president-obama-golfs-with-pal-recently-busted-for-soliciting-prostitute-media-shrugs/
 weekly: http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2013/02/president-obama-golfs-with-ron-kirk-tiger-woods-and-houston-astros-owner-jim-crane.html/
 average-guy presidents: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/barackobama/7607947/Barack-Obama-plays-golf-eight-more-times-than-George-W-Bush.html
 with rising seas: http://althouse.blogspot.com/2008/06/this-was-moment-when-rise-of-oceans.html
 Alternative sources of money: http://pjmedia.com/eddriscoll/2011/09/29/venture-socialism-the-logical-endpoint-of-obamanomics/
 following from the front: http://www.hoover.org/publications/defining-ideas/article/148476
 The Ministry of Truth: http://www.mrc.org/
 You have made enough of it: http://hotair.com/archives/2010/04/29/obama-i-do-think-at-a-certain-point-youve-made-enough-money/
 an Islamic outreach agency: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/7875584/Barack-Obama-Nasa-must-try-to-make-Muslims-feel-good.html
 except in the Senate: http://ricochet.com/main-feed/Details-of-the-Nuclear-Option-How-Harry-Reid-will-Thwart-Senate-Rules-and-End-Nomination-Filibusters
 Obama fundraisers: http://pjmedia.com/eddriscoll/2013/04/07/potemkin-protest/
 Cowards: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/02/18/holder-calls-nation-cowards-race-matters/
 Hardly “damaged goods.”: http://michellemalkin.com/2010/03/29/obama-2005-recess-appointees-are-damaged-goods-obama-2010-recess-appointments-are-critical-need/
 like Peter Orszag: http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/10/obama-gets-a-35-800-check-under-the-revolving-door/247509/
 Forced on fiscally sober presidents: http://pjmedia.com/eddriscoll/2013/02/24/the-return-of-the-son-of-ron-zieglers-revenge/
 Sidwell Friends: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123604286020215187.html
 Presidentially referenced sex act: http://nation.foxnews.com/tea-party/2013/05/15/flashback-obama-mocks-teabaggers
 Not to be confused with white African-American: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/07/13/Media-Zimmerman-Coverage-Rap-Sheet
 while yelling “Allahu Akbar.”: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/12/06/military-growing-terrorist-target-lawmakers-warn/
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