Democrats Burn the Dictionary: Why AOC’s Border Newspeak Should Be Ditched

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks to media during a census outreach event in the Bronx, New York City, September 19, 2020. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters)
Increasingly, politics has become the art of the euphemism. And it’s not helping solve anything.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE D imly aware that the border crisis is taking a toll on its popularity, the Democratic Party has finally resolved to do something concrete: It is going to burn the dictionary.

Wands outstretched and shouting incantations, prominent Democrats have begun to curse our language. In a livestream performed last night, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attempted to change the meaning of the word “surge” in the hope that she might be able to magic away the news from the border. “They wanna say, ‘But what about the surge?’” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Well, first of all, just gut check, stop. Anyone who’s using the term ‘surge’ around


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