I feel like I am under assault.
Somebody else, who has never shown any regard for workers, has never fought on behalf of social justice issues … they don’t suddenly become a populist because they say something controversial in order to win votes,” Obama said. “That’s not a measure of populism. That’s nativism, or xenophobia, or worse. Or it’s just cynicism.
From Huffington Post:
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.
From a recent nomination for an innovation award (I was a judge):
Clients continually expect a more powerful value proposition from law firms. They want more for less. It’s not just about AFAs and creative pricing. It’s about a true partnership, one which transcends the provision of legal services to include a widespread offering of innovative tools founded on communication and collaboration to address specific pain points.
There are lots of articles about jargon. Apparently, people don’t read them.
There are lots of articles advising people to use short, simple words. People ignore them at their peril. Calling someone a xenophobe or a misogynist doesn’t hurt the target if the audience does not know what those words mean. Talking about populism or nativism doesn’t help a candidate or voters if people don’t know what those terms mean.
As for me, when I am reviewing award nominations, a nomination that sounds like it was written by a first year marketing student on steroids is going to start out behind the eight ball, er, with two strikes on it. Or maybe it will start out behind the other submissions.