Nov. 2 "The People" Didn't Speak; They Grunted
by jharsin, Sun Nov 07, 2010 at 07:16:11 PM EST
Americans awoke November 3 to more headlines and soundbites about "the people's voice." I'd call it more of a grunt.
We The People by self
"The American people's voice was heard at the ballot box," declared Speaker-of-the-House-to-be John Boehner. Soon variations of "the people's voice" echoed around traditional news and Internet. Obama has to say, "I hear you, and then, I heard the people speak last night," parroted columnist Mark Shields on PBS's News Hour . "The people have spoken" framecontinues to dominate analyses of what happened and thus what must follow. Seems clear, actually misleading.
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