Bushism

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Bushism

(ˈbʊʃɪzəm)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any apparently fatuous statement attributed to George W. Bush
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bushisme
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'Bushspeak' has, of course, provided much material for
"Bushspeak and the Politics of Lying: Presidential Rhetoric in the 'War on Terror.'" Presidential Studies Quarterly 37 (4): 622-45.
(1) Douglas Kellner, "Bushspeak and the Politics of Lying: Presidential Rhetoric in the 'War on Terror'", Presidential Studies Quarterly, 4 (2007): 624.
ObamaAEs speech at the United Nations last week was a refreshing change from the Bushspeak in many ways.
To most of us though, it looks and sounds like recycled Bushspeak. "To the terrorists who oppose us, my message is the same: We will defeat you," said Obama looking directly into the camera, reminding you of a certain "with-us-or-against-us" Texas Ranger.
To most of us though, it looks and sounds like recycled Bushspeak.AaAa "To the terrorists who oppose us, my message is the same: We will defeat you," said Obama looking directly into the camera, reminding you of a certain 'with-us-or-against-us' Texas ranger.
(205) In a matter of life or death, or in Bushspeak, in a
But not to worry, he told his listeners in Farsi-translated Bushspeak: Tehran would not get the bomb because the US would be 'firm'.
He gave few details, but said he wanted to lower taxes on savings and investment and on "risk takers," which is Bushspeak for entrepreneurs and capitalists.
Justice and Bushspeak', CounterPunch, 30 April 2002.
Bushspeak. There's a part of the brain called Broca's area that Milbank says "directs the production of clear and intelligible speech." The wires between the Broca's area of the governor's brain and his mouth may be twisted or crossed or perhaps both.
Some of the funniest exchanges take place in Bushspeak, that quasi-military-style language that avoids pronouns.