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Obamacare-Speak

The Obama administration is altering its language like there’s no tomorrow.

by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online 

The Obama administration once gave us “man-caused disasters” for acts of terrorism and “workplace violence” for the Fort Hood shootings. Now it has trumped those past linguistic contortions by changing words to mask the Photo Credit: revbean via FlickrObamacare disaster.

The president and his advisers apparently knew long ago that millions of the insured would face cancellations or premium hikes once Obamacare was fully implemented. Yet to get the 906-page bill passed, they had to convince the public of the very opposite scenario. So they repeated ironclad guarantees that no one would lose their coverage or doctors — “period!”

Now the administration explains the deception by going after both the ethics of the insurers and the intelligence of the previously insured. That task required language to be altered. The newly canceled health plans are suddenly rebranded by the administration as “subpar.” Only in autumn 2013 is the supposedly unaware public told that, years ago, “bad apple” insurance companies sold them “substandard” plans. Read more →

The Obama Borg

How “man-caused disasters” replaced Islamist terrorism in the Obama lexicon.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

In Star Trek lore, the Borg was a collective of servile drone operatives that sought to assimilate other species into its “hive mind.” Read more →

Muslim Disloyalty to Americans: The Case of Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo

by Raymond Ibrahim

PJ Media

To anyone familiar with Muslim doctrine, Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo’s actions — from refusing to deploy to Afghanistan lest he kill fellow Muslims, to plotting a terror attack to kill fellow Americans — make perfect sense and accord especially well with Islam’s dichotomous doctrine of wala wa bara, often translated as “loyalty and enmity.” Read more →

Taking Our Eye Off the Jihadist Ball

by Bruce S. Thornton

FrontPage Magazine

Given our economic doldrums and the still metastasizing debt, the legislation raising the debt ceiling won’t keep the economy from dominating the nation’s attention until next year’s election. Read more →

Al Qaeda’s Zawahiri, Bigger Threat Than Osama?

by Raymond Ibrahim

Bloomberg

Now that Ayman Zawahiri has assumed leadership of al Qaeda, it is important to end the widespread perception that he is a dour intellectual who is disconnected from young, would-be jihadists. Read more →

Weeping and Other Hysterics: Have Muslim Apologists Nothing More to Offer?

by Raymond Ibrahim

Hudson New York

From Congressman Keith Ellison’s emotional breakdown to CongresswomanJackie Speier’s accusations of “racism,” the hearings on Muslim radicalization have made it clear that those who oppose the hearings have little of substance to offer. Read more →

Grievance Politics Barks, Kings Hearing Move On

by Bruce S. Thornton

Advancing a Free Society

The hearings convened by Representative Pete King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, to examine the recruitment of American Muslims as jihadist terrorists revealed all the pathologies of multicultural grievance politics that for decades now has compromised our response to Islamic jihad. Read more →

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