WILMINGTON, Del. — Over his near half-century in public life,
[Joseph R. Biden Jr. has made many speeches](https:
campaign kickoff speeches and
speeches without proper attribution to original sources,
speeches so impossibly Biden that no one could ever accuse him of lifting anything.
“No one ever doubts that I mean what I say,” Mr. Biden, 77, is fond of telling audiences.
“The problem is, I sometimes say all that I mean.”
You ain’t black if you don’t vote for me?
The Speech Joe Biden Has Been Preparing For His Entire Life
Aug 20, 2020 — Some of it is familiar, after almost 50 years in politics. Some of it, like delivering such a momentous address to a virtual crowd, wil
Doublespeak is language that deliberately obscures, disguises, distorts, or reverses the meaning of words. Doublespeak may take the form of euphemisms (e.g., “downsizing” for layoffs and “servicing the target” for bombing), in which case it is primarily meant to make the truth sound more palatable. It may also refer to intentional ambiguity in language or to actual inversions of meaning. In such cases, doublespeak disguises the nature of the truth. Doublespeak is most closely associated with political language. The word is comparable to George Orwell’s Newspeak and Doublethink as used in his book Nineteen Eighty-Four , though the term Doublespeak does not appear there.
Orwell’s description of political speech is extremely similar to the contemporary definition of doublespeak: In our time, political speech and writing are largely the …
What do you expect Joe Biden to say?
Tell people what they expect to hear?