These Senators and Representatives Have Mastered the Art Of Word ParsingSubmitted by cactus1010 on Fri, 09/26/2008 - 13:15
I have been reading some of the responses callers are getting from their Senators and Representatives on Campaign for Liberty.
It's amazing how they make it sound like they oppose the bailout, but in actuality the will more than likely be voting for it.
Here's just one example:
"Rep. Bill Sali (R- ID - 1st Dist.) indents to vote AGAINST any proposed bill that will give a “blank check” to any company and further push Americans in debt. Thank you Congressman Sali!"
(I believe the above statement has a typo probably meant intends instead of indents.)
As you can see this caller believes Sali is going to vote against the bailout. However, that's not what he said at all. He said he was opposed to giving any company a blank check. So if the bill has restrictions on how the $700B is spent will he still oppose it...I think not.
I've always said politicians don't lie, it's that the people don't listen to what they are really saying. Just like this caller, he heard what he wanted to hear, not what was really said. People need to do more critical listening in my opinion, because most of these elected officials are attorneys and their stock and trade are "words." and how those words can be twisted to give certain impressions.
If I were this caller, I would asked: do you mean that Sali opposes the bailout in any form or just the part pertaining to blank checks? And will he vote against it no matter what's in the final bill?