Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The New York Times And The Rectification Of Names

On Sunday the New York Times carried an article entitled Republicans Say They'll Act Fast To Push Agenda containing this passage:
Because the House has been in Republican hands since 2011, the real test comes in the Senate, where the new majority leader, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, is armed with a 54-46 majority. He will still have to find a way to make legislation passed by the House attractive to enough Democrats to assemble the 60 votes needed to overcome procedural obstacles and send them to the president’s desk.
Notice anything about it?  Hint - look at the second sentence.

It's the curious reference to "procedural obstacles" which since it is not attached to any human agency seems to be something that has spontaneously arisen of its own accord.  THC believes that prior to the recent election the term "Republican filibusters" was commonly employed by the Times to describe the same situation.

One can only applaud the Times for its efforts to ensure the Rectification of Names and thus bring about social harmony in accord with Confucian doctrine.  The newspaper has already contributed to this effort by assuring us that President Obama's statements that we could all keep the healthcare insurance we like, we could all keep the doctors we like and we would all have our premiums reduced by $2500 were properly described as "incorrect promises".

Thanks to Hot Air for pointing out the latest Times article.

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