Let’s Insist On Taking Ownership of Language
“Others have said” and “I have heard,” along with Trump’s favorite “some are saying” are not only meaningless, they distort serious conversation. Which others? You heard from whom? Who are the some? Name them. That’s what I call ownership. Then we can sit down to have a conversation.
This is not being politically correct, it’s innuendo
The definition of which is an indirect and usually malicious implication, which fits politi-speak like a well-built model’s bikini. When a politician loses an election, he or she is expected to congratulate their opponent and offer their support, not hold a press-conference to declare nearly everybody knows this election was stolen. And then keep at it for two months afterward.
Some say bipartisanism is over in Congress
True enough, but at least we damned well know who the some are in this case.
Pew Research: Just 21% of Americans say relations between Republicans and Democrats will get better in the coming year. Far more (37%) expect relations to worsen, …