speech Decoding Political Speech, Jargon And Slang By Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander • Sep 2, 2014 Words matter . . . especially in politics, but perhaps no one makes themselves harder to understand than our elected representatives. Decoding Political Rhetoric By Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander • Sep 9, 2012 AP Photos If you watched the political conventions of the past two weeks, did you find yourself nodding in agreement or shaking your head in disbelief during the many speeches given?