Humpty Dumptyism

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Humpty Dumptyism

The act or practice of misusing or misinterpreting a word, phrase, or article of text to suit one's own meaning or purpose. Taken from the character Humpty Dumpty in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass, who states, "When I use a word it means just what I choose it to mean." Democrats' misrepresentation of the proposed bill is a blatant case of Humpty Dumptyism, aimed to create anti-Republican sentiment. He's too entrenched in Humpty Dumptyism to realize that socialism is something completely different from what he is decrying.