Political Shorthand

Nathan Stacy, M1, Class of 2022

For those of us not well versed in political double speak, I figured I’d put together a little cheat sheet for translations of common phrases heard in the public sphere. Enjoy.

“Let’s put aside our differences and Unite®

Translation: shut up about your ideas and agree with me.

“This is a Commonsense SolutionTM

Translation: Shut up about your ideas and agree with me.

“This is an opportunity to do the Right Thing®

 Translation: Shut up about your ideas and agree with me.

“This is Bigger Than PoliticsTM

 Translation: Shut up about your ideas and agree with me.

“This is a time for Action, Not Talk®

 Translation: Shut up about your ideas and agree with me.

“Let’s be on the Right Side Of HistoryTM

 Translation: Take a wild guess.

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