Saturday, February 26, 2005

What They Say vs. What They Mean

The time for diplomacy is now.

As long as it's on our terms, you don't mind being lectured about what "you" should do, and can tolerate our amateurish and childish reaction when we don't get our way.

He's one of us.

He's not one of them.

Undocumented workers do the work Americans are unwilling to do.

Undocumented workers do the work Americans are unwilling to do for the amount of pay received which has the added benefit of keeping wages lower for all non-skilled and semi-skilled employees because these kinds of workers are in abundance thereby helping out our good friends at Walmart and Home Depot. A simple case of supply and demand.

We want every American who wants to work, to find a job.

As long as they're willing to work at wages below subsistence level, don't get uppity and join labor unions, or insist upon a safe workplace, or health insurance, or a company sponsored retirement plan, or more pay for overtime hours.

The president is spending time at his "Crawford Ranch."

The "ranch" was purchased in the late 90's to give GWB that ordinary man appeal, much like Ronald Reagan. Bush clears brush because Reagan was always seen chopping wood with an axe, so that was taken. If Kennedy or Kerry owned the ranch, it would be called a "compound." This use of particular language is planned and effective.


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