Just an observation about a new-to-me turn of phrase.
It seems like every time I see a press conference these days, a not insignificant number of answers begin with the phrase “obviously…”
I think it’s a symptom of what media communication has become. The latest version of political correctness, or perhaps a stab at pro-active legal defense.
I don’t recall these specifically, but they could have been actual quotes:
Obviously we Republicans support health care reform.
Obviously bankers should not be taking home so much money.
Obviously the financial industry supports stronger regulation.
Which should lead to the obvious followup question,