Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Coming Soon To A Political Commerical Near You: Buzzword Bingo

Buzzword Number 1: Cory points to a Steve Hickey Facebook post and hints that Governor Daugaard and his allies will soon be screaming "Run for the hills the sky is falling! The Unions are coming! The Unions are coming! The Horror! The Humanity! The Unions are coming!"

Buzzword Numbers 2, 3, 4: Ed Kilgore points to a Sarah Palin interview:
Not to be outdone, Sarah Palin told Bill O’Reilly yesterday that she agreed with this warning to Romney, noting Ingraham’s threats and saying: “I couldn’t have said it better myself.” She also offered these suggestions to Mitt:

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly asked the former Alaska governor on Tuesday if Romney’s campaign — which has come under fire from Republicans — needs to go after Obama in a “more personal way” and use buzzwords like “incompetent, dangerous, socialist.”

“Those aren’t just buzzwords,” said Palin. “Those are accurate descriptions of the commander in chief.”

“He should be very aggressive, and he should be adamant in his attacks on Obama’s record, which is so dismal, his plan, or lack of a plan of Obama’s, to get his out of these woeful times,” Palin continued. “He needs to be severely aggressive.”
One apparently loses the game if one is only "moderately" aggressive or if one utters anything that can be considered substantive. At this time, it's unclear if one has to utter the phrase "God Bless America!" at the conclusion of each buzzword combination.

In South Dakota, the Bingo Debate over Referred Law 16 will probably proceed with the following vapid buzzword combinations to answer any and all attacks:
Opponent: Supporting Referred Law 16 will do nothing to help teachers to teach better nor will it help students learn more.

Governor Daugaard: We should enact Referred Law 16 because the Union of Dangerous Incompetent Socialists supports the referral. God Bless America and South Dakota! Eat your vegetables! Bingo! Winner!
Although "Eat your vegetables" isn't one of the official buzzwords, the Governor's motto on cliches will probably be "Better safe than sorry."

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