How To Translate What a Politician Says
Watch more Politics 101 videos: www.howcast.com/guides/76-Politic s-101 Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - howc.st/uLaHRS Cut through polticians' crap with our handy translator. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Identify those "real Americans" When a candidate boasts of meeting “real Americans,” it means they've been forced to go bowling and eat funnel cakes with people who earn less per month than they pay for a suit. Step 2: Recognize the artful dodge Recognize a dodge when you hear it: “I don’t answer hypotheticals” means “I don’t have a clue what I’d do if that happened.” Tip When a candidate says, “with all due respect,” they mean nothing of the sort. Step 3: Read between the lines Read between the lines. A call to “strengthen Social Security” usually means cutting benefits. Step 4: Beware of the word "balance" Beware of the word “balance,” as in “we need to find balance.” That’s political-speak for “In the interest of being elected, I’m trying to have it both ways.” Step 5: Interpret "I'd consider that" When a politician running for office answers a policy question with “That’s certainly something I’d look at,” it means “There’s no way in hell that’s gonna happen, but I don’t want to alienate you by saying so.” Step 6: Decipher "protect your freedom" Learn to decipher the phrase “protect your freedom.” Coming out of the mouth of an elected official, it either means “I’m going to trample on some civil rights,” or “I may have to attack another country.” Or both. Did You Know? Martin Van Buren, who spoke English and Dutch, is the only U.S. President to grow up bilingual.
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