'If': The Biggest Two-Letter Word in the English Language - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
‘If’: The Biggest Two-Letter Word in the English Language

If I were named to succeed Bob Tyrrell as editor of The American Spectator, my first order would be, “J.P., fetch me a cup of coffee. With cream.”

That is a hypothetical so far-fetched that anything following the introductory clause cannot be understood as a genuine proposal of policy.

Attempting to make a point by a hypothetical, however jocular, is not a mode of discourse one should attempt with the Left: “If I were president…

Robert Stacy McCain
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