Now you can have a tool for which to better understand President Obama's fine rhetoric. Enjoy!
From North Star National, via Hot Air:
A helpful Obama glossary
"Many Americans are no doubt confused by some of the terminology used by the president in recent weeks as he has given speeches before a joint session of Congress and the United Nations, conducted a variety of television interviews and introduced new policy proposals. As a public service, we are providing a glossary of these terms with their real meanings:
ACORN – who? Never heard of them. (For related definition of Defunding – 'holding a show vote on an amendment to eliminate funding, then bottling up the bill' – see the Congressional Glossary.)
Action (as in 'now is the time for action') – big government.
Balanced and sustained (as in 'chart a course for growth that is balanced and sustained') – involving more big government.
Choice – the opportunity to select big government.
Competition – we choose who wins.
Compromise – accepting my position after I give a big speech.
Cost savings – $900 billion in new spending.
Create or save (as in 'create or save 4 million jobs') – destroy or lose, as in 2 million jobs.
Engagement – a combination of unilateral concessions and America-bashing abroad.
Fact (as in, 'these are the facts' or 'to state a fact') – my opinion.
Honest debate – agreeing with me.
Incorporate (as in 'incorporate ideas from Republicans') – include in the early stages of a proposal and then have Pelosi and Reid drop like a hot potato behind closed doors in the final version.
Irresponsible (as in 'irresponsible behavior') – constitutionally protected.
Misinformation – facts, when presented by our opponents.
Neutrality (as in 'net neutrality') – favoring one side in a dispute, especially when that side has supported your campaign and provided a senior White House staff member.
Necessary (as in 'necessary war') – not really that necessary, at least when it comes to backing up your words with required manpower and funding and standing up to your liberal base.
Negotiations without preconditions – the position I took vis-à-vis our enemies during the campaign, then denied taking, but am now trying to force on the Israelis.
Nobody (as in 'nobody disputes [these facts]') – no liberals or members of the mainstream media.
Non-profit (as in proposals to establish tax-favored, non-profit status for failing newspapers) – making official a condition that has existed unofficially for years.
Nothing (as in 'nothing in this plan will require you or your employer to change the coverage or the doctor you have') – everything.
Plan (as in, 'the [health-care] plan I am announcing tonight') – a really good speech.
Respect (as in, 'respects the rights of the Israelis and Palestinians' or 'the Iranians and North Koreans') – overrun (Israelis) or elevate beyond reason with no expectation of reciprocity (everyone else).
Responsibility (as in the 'responsibility' to buy health insurance or America’s 'responsibility' to confront global warming) – big government telling people or nations things they have to do. (See 'Action' above.)
Scare tactics – see 'Misinformation' above.
Security (as in 'stability and security' in health care or 'true security for all Israelis') – you’re toast.
Stand by our friends – desert our friends in order to 'engage' with our enemies. (See 'Engagement' above.)
Tax – certainly not the fine that goes along with the individual mandate. No matter what that little #&%@! Stephanopoulos or Webster’s say."