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"Half empty because of congressional inaction, and half full because of the tireless efforts of the President."
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'Fred, I want you to sanitize this, punch it up, dumb it down, leak it to the media and then be fully prepared to deny it!'
'Your proposal is written with clarity and conviction. Send it up to legal for obfuscation.'
"It's a good speech - just a couple of points that need obfuscation."
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"Excellent, excellent. A ﬁne blend of truths, half-truths, and blatant falsehoods."
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'The scores for our latest standardized tests are disappointing. We have to articulate a coherent policy of obfuscation.'
"Objection, Your Honor! The prosecution is combining dog years and people years in a callous and deliberate attempt to confuse the witness."
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'We find the defense and prosecution arguments totally confusing without a doubt.'
'Here is a printout of the results of our recent standardized tests and here are the same results printed with a very small, hard-to-read-font, to make the implications less obvious.'
'Colin was beginning to realise he should have gone to XXXXX.'
It was clear from an early age that Colin was going to be a politician.
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"Hey, I just got a tweet from Trump asking why I'm watching fake news."
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"Let me be perfectly clear on this. I want obfuscation, obfuscation, and more obfuscation."
"I tried bloviation, obfuscation, prevarication and equivocation, but no one understood me. So I'm back to plain lying."
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Dept. for Obfuscation - Out for periodic diurnal replenishment of nutritive substances.
"I used to think that honesty is the best policy. Now I think that obfuscation is the best policy."
"Uh, obfuscation fails me."
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'In financial news, denials of impropriety outperformed admissions of impropriety.'
'Send this contract back to legal. It needs more obfuscation.'
"First the good news...it's only money."
"Quit stalling, Smithers. Where's the SALES chart?"
Tags:stalling tactic, stalling tactics, beat around the bush, drag one’s feet, play for time, equivocate, equivocation, put off, delaying tactics, obfuscate, obfuscation, monthly report, monthly reports, sales chart, sales charts, sales report, monthly sales figures, eye chart, eye test, vision test, eye examination
Political Advertising, Inc. - Voted #1 in: Disinformation, Obfuscation, Demonization.
"...our Annual Report has been criticised for lack of clarity - well done!"
'He is meeting with a team of obfuscators preparing for his appearance before the Senate investigation committee.'