If there’s one thing the Left is passionate about, it is coming with nicer sounding versions of terms they no longer like. When one of their neologisms turns out to be incorrect or inadequate, they busy themselves with finding a new one that hides the truth. It’s almost if the liberals are trying to replicate “NewSpeak” from Orwell’s 1984.
The early days of the Obama presidency saw then-Attorney General Janet Napolitano announced that acts of terrorism would henceforth be referred to as “man-caused disasters,” unless of course, they occurred on a U.S. military base. Those were called “workplace disasters.” President Obama also changed taxes to “revenue enhancements,” and government spending to”investments.”
A few years back, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) proposed doing away with the loaded term welfare. Her recommended replacement was the transitional living fund. And we all lived through Illegal Aliens becoming Undocumented Immigrants (they rejected The Lid’s suggestion Criminally Trespassing Aliens). Undocumented Aliens