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Nothing New

By Ken Poland
February 13, 2012

I came across a word we seldom see in non-academic writer’s material. I hesitate to use words like this for fear that my readers won’t know what they mean or that the readers who do know the real meaning of the word will know I didn’t use it correctly.

However here goes: The word is promethean. It comes from Greek Mythology. The front runners of the Republican battle for the top spot on their ticket can’t fit the noun meaning of the word. They are not boldly creative nor are they defiantly original. The word used as an adjective is quite appropriate. They are defiant and they are audacious. But there is nothing creative about parroting the same old worn out claims blaming President Obama for the failure of congressional action or productivity. They don’t seem to have any original ideas either. It would seem they will be content to return to the same failures of the Bush years. They have offered nothing new.


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