By Marsha Sampson Johnson, Special to CNN
updated 7:07 PM EDT, Tue September 25, 2012
(CNN) — Can anyone out there tell me how many times during this presidential election cycle the term “double-down” has been used? My old-school hash mark technique is thoroughly inadequate to keep up with the count. It seems that not a day goes by without my hearing or reading, sometimes multiple times, the term “double-down.” One side or the other side makes a crazy statement and we wait for an “apology,” for someone to say I did not have all the information or I made a mistake or I should never have said that.
Do we get it? We get doubling-down. We get Mitt Romney and Republican surrogates holding firm and “doubling-down” on factually flawed statements about the tragedy in Libya. We get them “doubling down” on bizarre comments about 47% of Americans feeling entitled. No apologies. Just doubling down.
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