One of the most irritating recent tendencies in American politics is the rise of PR-tested catchphrases meant to twist language for partisan ends (“death tax” being the nonpareil example). Now you don’t even need to live in Washington DC to play that game. Witness this statement on the Cherokee Freedmen by Principal Chief Chad Smith:
We have said that this group’s effort to stop the election was a remedy in search of a wrong, as all eligible non-Indian Freedmen citizens of the Cherokee Nation can vote in this election. We’re also pleased that his decision respects our tribal court decisions and the more than 300 non-Indian Freedmen who won a ruling in our tribal court to participate in the June 23 election.