The American People

Recorded on January 16th, 2017

I have a theory that there is a directly proportional relationship between how often someone uses the phrase, “the American people”, and how full of shit they are.

Just look at this transcript from the 1/15 Face the Nation interview with Mike Pence. He used the phrase six times within 15 minutes. (To be fair, John Dickerson used it one time.) It is a lazy way to hint that “well, my argument is unassailable because we’re talking about the American people here for crying out loud.” Using it reveals that the speaker knows he or she is wrong on some level.

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