It’s Not ‘Squabbling’

The implication is negative. Children bicker. Small-minded people squabble. When you use those verbs to describe the actions or words of John Boehner, Harry Reid, and Barack Obama, you are implying that they are arguing about trifles.

But they’re not. They’re arguing about big things, vast flows of money, public policies with real consequences.

via It’s Not ‘Squabbling’ – Michael Barone – National Review Online.

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