Sunday, March 21, 2010

Del. Landes' word games

Delegate Steve Landes (R-25) often likes to parse, split, and confuse with words as he does in his final newsletter of the 2010 session. Though there are numerous examples of loaded words in his recent email, Mr. Landes really outdid himself with partisan word play when he discussed the "bipartisan support in winning approval from the Democrat-controlled Senate by a vote of 34 to 6 and from the Republican-majority House by a vote of 73 to 23."
Excuse me, Mr. Landes... so it is "Democrat-controlled" (sounds like the ABC's hit show V where aliens and sleeper agents who seemingly come in peace but really want to take over the world). But, over in the House of Delegates it is a "Republican-majority" (don't ya love the all-American everybody agrees with us ring to it?).
PS to Steve and other Republicans - it is Democratic-controlled. After all, if you insist on changing the name of the Democratic Party, we'll have to start calling you the Repugs... perhaps the name fits...!

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