[FoRK] Challenge for McCain critics
jbone at place.org
Thu Aug 28 17:13:06 PDT 2008
On Aug 28, 2008, at 3:12 PM, Michael Cummins wrote:
>> This is an interesting point. Serious, non-snarky question: do you
>> think this because if the term loses specificity, it becomes harder
>> to name the specific bad guys who the label should apply to, and
>> hence harder to highlight and call out their bad behavior? Or some
>> other reason?
> There's something to be said for the other side of the (same damn)
> coin as
> well. Swift Boat Vets, as an example. When they came out and
> Kerry - as a vet, they got my attention. When Kerry failed to
> respond (still, to this day) I gave their accusations a stern measure
> "Swift Boating" has a completely different meaning now. Now it's a
> completely disconnected from my original perception of what was
> going on.
> NeoCon is a dirty word now, too, and it hardly resembles what I
> thought it
> originally meant.
Which, by the way, denoted a former far-left faction.
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