Leftists love to weaponize words to deceive and deflect. This was perfectly exemplified when Republican Rising star Gov. Kristi Noem recently sparred with ABC newsreader and future ‘Jeopardy’ host George Stephanopoulos.
Several times during the debate he cited the adjective ‘widespread’ as though it refers to a factual argument. Implying that this inherently vague term can be precisely applied to decide if something is an issue to the point of even demanding that she provide “evidence at all of widespread fraud”:
STEPHANOPOULOS: Governor Noem, do you have any evidence it wasn’t an honest election? You had a tweet earlier this week saying it was rigged. Do you have any evidence at all of widespread fraud?
I’ve spoken with Republican secretaries of state in Georgia, in Arizona. I’ve spoken with Republican officials across the country. They have come up with zero evidence of widespread fraud.
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NOEM: And that is not true. That is absolutely not true. People have signed legal documents, affidavits stating that they saw illegal activities. And that is why we need to have this conversation in court. The New York Times itself said that there were clerical errors.
STEPHANOPOULOS: No widespread fraud, Governor. That’s very different.
Like many of the Weasel words the nation’s socialist left has conjured up over the years, there is no set definition for the phrase ‘widespread fraud’. However, in this and many other examples, the left uses these emotionally leaden terms as though it refers to a factual argument.
Weaponized words instead of factual arguments
The Oxford English Dictionary vaguely defines the adjective ‘widespread’ as “Found or distributed over a large area or number of people”. We should note that the nation’s socialist media has been exploiting the term context as a way of censoring opposition content. Therefore, it’s only fair that we apply the same rule here.
The fact is that voter fraud doesn’t have to be ‘widespread’ in that it can be applied to specific districts to alter an election. Meaning this is just another in a long string of false narratives and deceptions, in this case using another vague but emotionally charged term to outright lie to the people. But let’s make it clear what they are doing.
Leftist intentions are to forward a false argument that deceives the people as to what is taking place. Since there is no real quantifiable value associated with the phrase ‘widespread fraud’, leftists like George Stephanopoulos can flog this until the cows come home. Pretending that this doesn’t take place when we’ve had numerous, and provable examples at present with new cases being revealed every day.
Leftists excel in weaponizing words – especially those with vague meanings that have a very emotional impact; the term ‘widespread’ is no exception. Blatantly implying something without being specific, so they can use it without repercussion.
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We can simply add this to the list of words, the nation’s socialist left has exploited over the years to emotionally move rather than factually inform:
- Hate Speech
- Assault Weapon
- Military Style
- Weapon of war
Let’s just say it: The national socialist left is inherently evil.
We credit colleague Ray Fava in pointing this out and given recent events, one finds it increasingly hard to argue against this assertion. Their weaponization of certain phrases and words is a perfect example of why this is the case.
While they pretend to inform, they are in fact muddying the water with these deceptive terms. The word ‘widespread’ joins with others in the left’s pantheon of deceptive phrases meant to convey an emotional point rather than a factual assertion.
The bottom line: Why all of this is vitally important
Why are we taking so much time to demolish a cherished leftist talking point? Why are we pointing out the evilness of a cabal of collectivists?
These are people who want to seize power ‘by any means necessary’. There should no doubt that Adolph Hitler and another National Socialist Workers’ Party would nod in approval. Just the fact that it’s verboten to talk about this history speaks volumes.
There are two critical issues at work, one is the ongoing Presidential ‘vote counting’. The second is the Georgia run-off election. Both will decide the fate of the nation. Charles Schumer has already decreed that “Now we take Georgia, and then we change the world,”
Realistically speaking, the left is hanging by its fingernails, the Right made many gains in the election – fraud notwithstanding. There is a narrow margin in the power balance between the pro-liberty right and the nation’s socialist left. The trends show that we have the mandate, but the left doesn’t care, they will simply lie as they always do and pretend they have it.
Both of these electoral contests will decide our fate between a county based on liberty and limited government or authoritarianism and socialistic slavery. This is why they are trying to gaslight everyone with weasel words and false assertions. This is why they are exploiting the word ‘widespread fraud’ when this isn’t necessary and is never the case.
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