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Bold agenda whittled sown to innocuousness

 
 
Reply Fri 29 Oct, 2021 10:03 am

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edgarblythe wrote:

One reason the GOP does so well is their unwillingness to give an inch and their unhesitating changing of rules when they can and the Democrats never changing those rules back adequately when they get the chance. The Democrats always look feckless and the Republicans capitalize on it. Bold agenda whittled sown to innocuousness and negotiated into 2022, when the off year elections start heating up. The polls show Biden getting weaker. The question is, is the public willing to allow Republicans to get stronger or allow Biden's administration to limp forward?


Source: Monitoring Biden and other Contemporary Events

Does "Bold agenda whittled sown to innocuousness" mean "Bold agenda was chipped away, being reduced to nothingness"? Just a guess. What does it mean?

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Reply Fri 29 Oct, 2021 10:11 am
@oristarA,
Probably a typo – whittled sown should be whittled down.
(s and d are right next to each other on the keyboard.)
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Reply Fri 29 Oct, 2021 10:18 am
@hightor,
Good reasoning. Now it's easy to understand.
Thank you.

Does "innocuousness" mean "being neither good nor harmful" there?
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Reply Fri 29 Oct, 2021 12:26 pm
He's right. I just failed to check it over closely before submitting.
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Reply Fri 29 Oct, 2021 01:55 pm
@oristarA,
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Does "innocuousness" mean "being neither good nor harmful" there?

It's more as if they've been made so ineffective as to be useless.
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Reply Sat 30 Oct, 2021 05:31 pm
@oristarA,
The beginning number for Biden was a trillion and a half.

Maybe the compromise was balloon it up so the right wings of both parties could save face by cutting it down and agreeing on the original plus another quarter trill.
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Reply Sun 31 Oct, 2021 12:22 am
@bobsal u1553115,
Interesting point.
PS: Did you coin the word "trill" to stand for "trillion"?
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