Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Thu Nov 17 19:31:50 UTC 2011

Whoops--I suppose "used" works with "tactics." BB

On Nov 17, 2011, at 11:05 AM, Benjamin Barrett wrote:

> Also, what verb goes with "tactics"? "Take" seems to work, along the lines of "take measures." The OED is silent on the matter.
> On Nov 17, 2011, at 10:38 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>> Old news to many, but here's an unusually clear-cut ex. of the orig.
>> tendentious use of "liberal" to mean "authoritarian; state-socialist":
>> 2011 _Edward H. Hamilton Bookseller Co. Bargain Books_  (Oct. 28)
>> [catalogue] 8: The authors identify and discuss more than twenty
>> tactics taken [sic] by the Obama administration to restructure the
>> country and ensure perpetual liberal rule...such as changing voting
>> laws, politicizing the census, destroying talk radio, and seeking to
>> make millions of illegal aliens into voting citizens.

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