Doublethink: When you hold two contradictory ideas in your head at the same time. Popularized by George Orwell in “1984” as the technique government uses to control the party loyals. An example: Obama claims that there is sufficient oversight of the NSA and he can vouch for the constitutionality of its actions. Obama also claims that he has absolutely no knowledge of the NSA’s doings and can’t be blamed for them. – via Laissez Faire Capitalism.