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Talking Points: Decoding Political Speak


With just a few weeks left in election season 2014, Colorado voters have some choices to make. But between candidates who treat their own past legislative efforts like rap sheets—i.e., something to avoid discussing at all—the flurry of misleading ads, the platitude-rich stump speeches, and the outright noise emanating from all corners of the political spectrum, it can be tough to know what’s what. With that in mind, here’s a guide to help you decipher what’s really being said. (Feel free to add your own favorites in the comments section; we’ll update this with the best ones.)

Got any more favorite bromides? Let us know in the comments below.

Follow 5280 editor-at-large Luc Hatlestad on Twitter at @LucHatlestad.

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