The people you see in Nigeria today have always lived as neighbors in the same space for as long as we can remember. So it's a matter of settling down, lowering the rhetoric, the level of hostility in the rhetoric is too high.
What we all want is public safety. We don't want rhetoric that's framed through ideology.
That the poor are invisible is one of the most important things about them. They are not simply neglected and forgotten as in the old rhetoric of reform; what is much worse, they are not seen.
It's very easy to have slogans and rhetoric that people will follow, but eventually the slogans fall away.
We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.
Creationist critics often charge that evolution cannot be tested, and therefore cannot be viewed as a properly scientific subject at all. This claim is rhetorical nonsense.
I don't get myself caught up in the rhetoric of any personal comments that are made.
Meaning is socially, historically, and rhetorically constructed.
Rhetoric is cheap, evidence comes more dearly.
Promises to get beyond partisanship are the most perfunctory sort of campaign rhetoric, almost as empty as the partisanship itself.
The American people must not buy into the Democrat rhetoric.
The policies on the Republican side have been much better for Hispanics, for minorities, but the rhetoric, unfortunately, has not.
There's something about rhetorical violence that is ugly and worrying.
My message of common-sense solutions is resonating with people. People around the country are starting to know who I am and starting to identify me with solutions, not rhetoric.
I think politicians do great things in the world, but I don't think they're the only ones who can. I don't like all the rhetoric and the finger pointing.
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