Glossary: Key memes, counterfactuals, dog whistles, canards, euphemisms, innuendoes, insinuations, fake outrages, and obsessions in The Wall Street Journal and other GOP language factories and fever swamps, October 20-24, 2016.

Americanism: what used to be taught in schools. Instead, these days it’s all multiculturalism, globalism, and a one-world government. Another casualty of the pc crowd is “American exceptionalism.”

cynicism: the hypocritical heart of Dem idealism. You can never be too cynical about Dem motives.

This is another example of the Tea Party/GOP projecting its own attitudes onto the Dems. It’s a classically cynical ploy to undermine the Dems’ rhetorical moral credibility (ethos).

faux fainting spell: the lamestream media’s hypocritical and entirely artificial high dudgeon over Donald Trump’s locker room talk and threat to not accept an election ;loss. At worst, Trump’s roguish comments are bluster and rank amateur flair.

This aligns with the meme that all Dem moral and ethical idealism is cynical because it is merely market-tested and politically calculating. The underlying assumption is that the Dems have no moral base, thus no basis for judging the morality of others.

feminism: fraud, self-pitying phony victimhood; a dreary and endless gripe, like black grievance; a vile concoction whose sole purpose is to give miserable women an excuse to be miserable.

free market realities: opportunity and prosperity, countering the Obama-Clinton narrative of victimhood, poverty, and economic stagnation. The free market also ends class warfare as all boats are lifted on a rising tide. Upward mobility and prosperity are part of the Great American Dream that the Dems want to kill forever.

The only “reality” is that the “market” was never “free” because institutional inequalities of race, sex, gender and culture always tipped the scale toward the wealthy and privileged. “Making the market great again” is a clarion call for greater inequality, unregulated financial fraud, and environmental disaster. The only American Dream of the Tea Party/GOP is the wet dream of total deregulation.

identity politics: the all-purpose formula that automatically tells you who’s politically correct. “Identity” is almost always used in the same sentence with “power” and “privilege.”  Part of the relentless politicization of the arts. Also part of the grievance industry.

investing in the American public: either 1)maximal taxing of the American people or, 2) the social bribery of welfare, food stamps, paying pregnant teens more working class wages, etc. This plantation economy is sometimes called “racial equality” or “help for the poor”, but is really just a way to help people stay poor and yet harvest Dem votes.

justice: to Dems, nothing but an endless series of coverups and protection rackets for rapists (such as Bill Clinton), drug dealers, and thieves (such as Hillary Clinton). Why are liberals so much more concerned about criminals than about victims? Dems such as the Clintons substitute rules–“get out of jail free” technicalities and casuistry–for justice.

superfluous: any federal agency

“those who”… what cowardly Dems say when they don’t want to single out “the deplorables” by name, so, instead, say things like “those who cling to their guns and religion.”

validity: the only way Hillary can win is  vote-rigging, thus invalidating her election. Since she is a criminal, she has no valid claim to the Presidency, and only a conspiracy of the crooked media, international bankers, and global free traders is keeping her aloft.

In this paranoid, circular, self-validating alt-right conspiracy, everything is of a piece. Facts and evidence only count if they confirm the conspiracy, a family of concepts that fit together. Each item reinforces the others, so you can start anywhere and just work your way through the buzzwords, since each is a synecdoche for the whole: Benghazi, crooked, Whitewater, red line in Syria, Russian reset, illegal immigrants pouring over the border, Obamacare, TPP, etc. Alt-right is an alternative universe. The war on women has turned into a war on reality.

Glossary: Key memes, counterfactuals, dog whistles, canards, euphemisms, innuendoes, insinuations, fake outrages and obsessions in The Wall Street Journal and other GOP language factories and fever swamps, October 14-18, 2016.

certain areas: urban areas that need “monitoring” on election day because  voter fraud is likely.


dependence: the liberal/Dem plan to keep minorities beholden to them. By using redistributionist economic policies, the Dems create generation after generation of minority poverty and suffering. This exploitation of minorities is actually only a small part of the overall Dem strategy of using government to erode private markets and private social institutions. The Tea Party/GOP antidote of course is independence.

free speech: what pc culture most hates and tries to suppress. As Donald Trump said,

The establishment and their media neighbors wield control over this nation through means that are very well known, Anyone who challenges their control is deemed a sexist, rapist, xenophobe and morally deformed. They will attack you. They will slander you. They will seek to destroy your career and your family. They will seek to destroy everything about you, including your reputation. They will lie, lie, lie and then again they will do worse than that.

Yet Trump viciously attempts to shut down all of his critics and accusers and his defenders act is if Trump is the rape victim. As Vox puts it,

Trump isn’t actually a supporter of free speech. He’s simply used to his power speaking for him. When it doesn’t speak on its own, he marshals it into service using the law — or at least the threat of the law. There was always, after all, something inherently weird about a man who requires non-disclosure agreements from every single campaign volunteer crusading as a defender of open and honest discourse.

freedom: what Obamacare takes away from the American public. Hillary would extend this even further by removing any choice of physician, treatment plan, provider or costs.

Under the GOP plan, the only real freedom would be for private insurers to charge whatever they want and to deny coverage for pre-existing conditions, etc.

gentry progressives: the well-healed liberal uberclass that cares more about the Democrats’ electoral fortunes than about the minorities that they claim to champion.

grace and forgiveness: the bedrock of the faith of evangelical Christians that obliges them to continue to support Donald Trump, who is just being “merely boorish,” according to the Wall Street Journal.

This is what Michael Gerson calls “theological cover for cruelty and political cynicism.”

lock her up: what ought to happen to Hillary, who of course is guilty of endangering national security and covering up her crime.

A new era in America: the criminalization of political opposition. As Michael Gerson argues,

In recent days, Trump has sneered at the looks of a woman who accuses him of sexual assault, denigrated the appearance of Hillary Clinton, proposed to drug-test his opponent, used his campaign to promote what appears to be a Russian covert operation, asserted that Clinton has held secret meetings with international bankers “to plot the destruction of U.S. sovereignty,” attacked “Saturday Night Live,” promised to jail his opponent and contended that the “whole election is being rigged.”

Which means that Trump is sickeningly cruel, boorish, bonkers, subversive, conspiratorial, obsessive, authoritarian and reckless with the reputation of American democracy.

locker room talk: boys will be boys, engaging in harmless, if distasteful, bragging.

A locker room is apparently a safe space where men can say in private what it is unacceptable to say in public.

our government: the Constitution-following kind of limited federal government that the Tea Party stands for and sustains an fettered market economy.

It follows, then, that a Hillary administration will be called “their government.” Or perhaps Trumpinistas will echo his representation of it as the government of a worldwide cabal of shadowy bankers, globalists, and socialists–part of the Clintons’ “sinister deal” to surrender US sovereignty. This delegitimization of a Clinton administration will totally destabilize the American political system.

polarized politics: the divisiveness caused by the Dem strategy of pitting women against men, minorities against whites, etc.

The strategy here is to not only blame the inception of divisiveness on the Dems (even though the GOP turned against Obama on the second day of his presidency), but to argue that every attack on Trump is “polarizing,” and will undercut any attempts at unity under a Hillary presidency. In their logic, the only cure for the disease they started is for them to get their way. Opposition to the Tea Party is thus pathologized as media bias, election rigging, criminal, or subversive, all in the name of a supposed but non-existent reality.

rape culture: another Dem myth, like climate change, microaggressions, and institutional racism. To the liberals, all whites are racists and all men are rapists. Thus pc culture is always looking to blame and shame and stifle free speech. (see above)

robust: The only way to save health care in America is through robust private insurance markets and competition.

Robust in this case means unregulated and predatory.

scandal-industrial complex: the lamestream media propaganda machine cranking out false and vicious stories about Donald Trump’s supposed sexual misconduct, with no supporting evidence. Trump is the main victim of this conspiracy.

Never mind that most of the coverage hurting Trump is simply playing back his own remarks, or responses to his behavior or remarks. This is yet another circular, irrefutable claim since any opposition to Trump must be part of this conspiratorial “complex.”  As The Washington Post argues, this self-fulfilling prophecy implicates  all Trumpkins, leaving them no rhetorical way out except a revolutionary overthrow of the media and any Dem government:

Mr. Trump’s words seek to make accomplices of his listeners. Anyone who challenges the cabal “is deemed a sexist, a racist, a xenophobe and morally deformed,” he told the West Palm Beach audience. “They will attack you, they will slander you, they will seek to destroy your career and your family, they will seek to destroy everything about you, including your reputation.” As if the assembled Trumpkins were just as guilty as he of all those alleged sins.

vote-rigging: the Clinton last-ditch strategy to salvage an election they would otherwise lose. Anyone who makes this charge is automatically labeled a racist.

Actually, this is a case of enabling the unthinkable to seem inevitable.



Glossary: Key memes, counterfactuals, dog whistles, canards, euphemisms, innuendoes, insinuations, fake outrages and obsessions in The Wall Street Journal and other GOP language factories and fever swamps, October 10-13, 2016

as someone who has a wife and a mother and is the father of three daughters:

Chivalry and patriarchy at work rhetorically. Men as protectors; women as property, only defined by their place in a man’s family.

beyond suspicious: all of Hillary’s behavior in the Benghazi and e-mail cover-ups. She is guilty as hell and all-but-convicted. As soon as Trump takes over the investigations, she will be imprisoned.

Rhetorically this is a ghostly wedge concept, suggesting absolute culpability without any proof, indictment, trial, convictions, etc. It is not the rule of law, but the rule of innuendo and surmise. It makes any defense of Hillary impossible, since she is clearly guilty. It is thus a form of circular logic.

citizen of the world: a citizen of nowhere. In a Hillary worldwide globalist dictatorship, US citizenship will be outlawed and only outlaws will call themselves American citizens.

the Constitution:  a self-authenticating document, to be adhered to, not “interpreted”.

More circular logic: since the Constitution is what it is and says what it means, and deviation from its original intent violates its integrity. Since there is no way to prove this assertion wrong, it is unverifiable and itself self-authenticating just by virtue of its own being.

healthy heterosexual: any male who boasts of sexual assault against women.

implicit bias: pc drivel. If Hillary is elected,  all white people will have to register for re-education classes and Stalinist self-criticism groups because they are inherently racist and don’t even know it!

media hysteria: any sustained examination of Trump; his taxes, his remarks about and treatment of women, his business practices, etc. The lamestream, government-run media only has two gears: full-on attack mode via manufactured stories that damage Trump, and full-on cover-up mode of stories that could damage Clinton.

moderator bias: asking Trump follow-up questions.

nation state: obsolete in the globalist dystopia that Hillary wants to bring about. Sjhe would end US sovereignty and  independence.

Trumpism heralds the return of Fortress America, the nation state as a bulwark against the tyranny of globalization, with all the swagger of protectionist authoritarianism.

neutral standards:  journalistic objectivity and restraint that results in analysis that is harmful to Hillary–as opposed to the government-run lamestream media’s so-called “fact checking,”which is just opinion-mongering and results in daily denunciations of Donald Trump. The liberal media has become a malignancy on the truth and destroyed any lingering sense of journalistic integrity.

offended female virtue: trumped up forms of hypocritical selective contempt.

politics and public service: like government, something to be despised. Public service is really just a euphemism for rent-seeking, social engineering government.

As Michael Gerson puts it: “This is what Republicans get for devaluing the calling of public service. When you have contempt for politics, you often get a politics worthy of contempt”.

swastika: a mere political symbol that “nervous nelly” liberals get hysterical about if spotted at a Trump rally.


Glossary: Key memes, counterfactuals, dog whistles, canards, euphemisms, innuendoes, insinuations, fake outrages and obsessions in the Wall Street Journal and other GOP language factories and fever swamps, October 5-9, 2016

broad-shouldered: Donald Trump’s “muscular” foreign policy.

Other pertinent adjectives: ruthless, brutal, nationalistic, militaristic

genius: anyone who evades federal income taxes.

If Trump is such a genius, why doesn’t he release all of his tax returns? Why did he conceal his “genius” moves until he was forced to defend them?  Also, what kind of a “genius” loses a billion dollars a year owning casinos?

government: an antidemocratic institution.

This anti-government rhetoric is part of the stupendous national disillusionment that the  Tea Party/GOP represents.

immigration: genocide against the white race.

melting pot:  America is a melting pot, not a salad bowl. Anyone wanting citizenship should assimilate, not elbow their way to the front or think they deserve special treatment. They should get in line and enter the country legally., and not play the “identity” politics game. If they want to be an American they should act and sound like one, and have an American name, not some politicized hyphenated or phony-accented name.

This version of what it means to be an American is a nostalgic , moralistic utopianism. Its greatest delusion is that it is objective and non-ideological. It is the hypocritical universalism that is the luxury of the dominant.

narrow party interests: no longer national interests at least when it comes  to the Dems, who will say and do anything to retain the White House, regardless of how much they harm the country with debacles such as Obamacare, the Iran deal, the Russian “reset”, etc.

Obamacare: the rich subsidizing health care for the poor. Part of the Obama-Clinton master plan for hollowing out the middle class and pandering to the poor in exchange for their votes.

objective morality:  killed off by the liberal notion of moral relativism.

In defense of the indefensible Trumpian license for sexual assault, the standard line of defense goes something like this:

The creep of moral relativism in America has been steady for many decades, increasing in speed to the point that the “slouching toward Gomorrah” has become a sprint. The notion that there is objective truth or absolute morality has been universally panned to the point that everything is tolerated except standards of right and wrong. “Everyone decides for himself what is right, especially when it comes to sex” is the mantra of today’s culture.

For years, Christians in particular have been attacked and silenced as they’ve tried to challenge the immorality that is pervasive in today’s society. When they tell people casual sex is wrong, they get the inevitable, “You have no right to tell me what I can or can’t do.” If they oppose sexual immorality in any form, including adultery, they’re maligned as sanctimonious puritans by lovers of libertinism.

How ironic, then, that a culture which rejects moral standards has suddenly become so pure and pristine, sitting in judgment of someone they deem too immoral to become president because of something he said in private. As a logical person, I have to ask these paragons of newly found virtue where this standard by which they’ve judged Trump is found.

A logical person might conclude that bragging about sexual assault falls within the confines of disqualifying a Presidential candidate on moral grounds, unless the Dems believe that all behavior is permissible. Undaunted, though, in full-on rant mode, these vestiges of the worst strains of censorious American puritanism  conclude:

The fact of the matter is that Judeo-Christian ethics have been driven from our culture and declared a dinosaur from an ancient past. Right and wrong, virtue, morality, goodness—these have been rejected in pop culture, our education system, the media, and politics. We have been told repeatedly that character doesn’t matter because everyone’s values are different. All that matters is an ideological agenda and the power that goes with it.

race, class, and gender: the three Dem pander cards, played whenever they get cornered.

realpolitik: hands-on, muscular  (see “broad-shouldered, above) foreign policy, as opposed to what Charles Krauthammer calls Obama/Clinton’s “pristine and preening disengagement”.

sexual equality: Trump’s “boys will be boys” defense.

It’s OK for Trump to be  a sexual deviant because Bill Clinton is one too.

transnationalism: the Obama-Clinton foreign policy default position that cedes US foreign policy to law professors and global organizations such as the UN and the EU.  The end of American exceptionalism because no nation is allowed to impose its will on others.

truth-telling: Donald Trump is not the average lying politician –he tells it like it is, regardless of what is politically correct.

Of course, truth-telling is not the same thing as telling the truth; it’s more akin to Stephen Colbert’s notion of “truthiness.” By denying that he’s a politician, Trump is using the rhetoric of anti-rhetoric: he’s denying the very thing he has always been.

Glossary: Key memes, counterfactuals, dog whistles, canards, euphemisms, innuendoes, insinuations, fake outrages and obsessions in the Wall Street Journal and other GOP language factories, Sept. 30-October 4, 2016

blacks: the original racists who blame the true victims–whites. Blacks in America are automatically granted immunity from racism, especially by their African President, who condones their looting and rioting.

This argument supporting racial hatred and even a new segregation is especially displayed in thoughts like these

It is a great mystery why the least productive thirteen percent of the country, the most dependent on welfare, the most criminal, should be permitted to steal, burn, rape, and beat those who behave in accordance with civilized standards. To shout “kill Whitey” while buying groceries with an EBT card, to expect to be taken care of, to get welfare and affirmative action while attacking the caretakers, does not suggest a crushing burden of mental acuity.

The bedrock problem, which most know but none dare speak, is that blacks cannot, or assuredly do not, perform at the level of whites. Exceptions, yes, but the exceptions are exceptions. They never have performed, not in Africa, not in Haiti or Jamaica, not in Detroit. It is a frightful truth, but a truth. They know it. We know it. Liberals know it. Conservatives know it. No amount of pretending can change it. No amount of rabid ideological egalitarianism, of holding our breath and turning blue, will produce different results.

fact -checking: liberal activism.

financial regulation: government-induced systemic risk. As in the case of Deutsche Bank, the government is actually robbing financial institutions, and blaming them for the 2008 crash that was largely government-induced. Washington created the bank panic that its own heroics were later required to staunch.Synonyms for this include: seizure, confiscation, bank raid, political stunt (an election robbery) playing to the Sanders-Warren crowd, turning banks into public utilities, etc.

Most notable in all of this blame-shifting is the Tea Party/GOP insistence that no crimes were committed because no high-level BANK executive has ever been convicted or jailed. They pretend that no one can say what the banks did wrong, except to make decisions that at the time seemed profitable for them, and, in any event, were forced upon them by federal regulators. Axiomatically, the greatest risk to the economy is financial regulation.

globalism: the plot to undermine US national sovereignty by dividing America into warring ethnic groups and sexual “identities” that can be conquered by the global elite.

healing the racial divide: Stop-and- Frisk.

This is the answer to the question, “How do we reduce gun violence?,  not the question “how do we heal the racial divide?” Stop and Frisk actually increases the racial divide, but this rhetorical sleight-of-hand switches the subject from racial discrimination to crime prevention, absurdly proposing racial profiling as a way to heal the racial divide. In fact, the term “racial divide” is a euphemism for racism and bigotry. How can there be a “divide” over race? Either you judge and treat people by their race or you don’t.

Hillary’s election: the start of the war on whites, Walmart, and the wealthy.

immigrants: African, Latin American, and Middle Eastern interlopers-under Hillary, welcome 30 million refugees from the world’s failed states

justice: in the Obama/Clinton world, always comes at the expense of order, as does “equality.” People will choose law and order over justice and equality every time when confronted with the choice.

the Last Election: as Rudy Guiliani has put it,”There’s no next election. This is it. There is no more time for us left to revive our great country. No more time to repeat our mistakes of the Clinton-Obama years.

This apocalyptic fear mongering will only heighten as Election Day approaches, so look for more outbursts like this Rush Limbaugh classic:

Because this corruption is destroying every institution and every tradition that has defined this nation and its greatness. And it sets out to destroy anybody who wants to maintain those traditions and institutions or strengthen them. And I’m like you, I’m fed up with these people prevailing. But this is what the left has wrought.

narrative peddling: what the race hustlers on the left prefer to problem-solving. Ferguson, Baltimore, Charlotte–all of these so-called “citizens’ uprisings” are really just organized thuggery, caused by the collapse of the black family. (see Victimism,” below)

New York Times: The bankrupt propaganda machine that lives on CIA subsidies.

protest: to Dems and BLM, that thing where private property gets invaded, looted, and destroyed. Aka, a riot.

social justice: the politics of victimization that divides to conquer.

values-based behavior: what has ruined America under Obama/Clinton, with their holier-than-thou sense of moral superiority and same-old same old approach to governing. Donald Trump.on the other hand, is unconventional and will shake things up. His unpredictability is what America needs.

Trump’s transactional calculus applied to all political and economic issues also means the US will be ruderless, totally unreliable to foreign allies, and become a rogue state. Putin will be proven correct: all talk of Western “values” is hypocritical balderdash. As Martin Wolf puts it in the Financial Times:

If Mr Trump were to win, it would be a regime change for the world. It would, for example, end efforts to manage the threat of climate change, possibly forever. But even his candidacy suggests that the US role in the global order risks undergoing a transformation. That role depended not only on American economic and military prowess, but also on the values it represented. For all its mistakes, the ideal of a law-governed democratic republic remained visible. Hillary Clinton is an imperfect candidate. Mr Trump is something else altogether. Far from making America great, his presidency might unravel the world.

Victimism: the pernicious liberal narrative that all women, minorities, and sexual deviants (i.e., the LGBT crowd) are due special protection by the federal government because they are victims of racism, sexism, homophobia, etc.

Glossary: Key memes, counterfactuals, dog whistles, canards, euphemisms, innuendoes, insinuations, fake outrages and obsessions in the Wall Street Journal and other GOP language factories, Sept. 27-30, 2016

bad science: the so-called “research” behind the so-called theory of “climate change.” Liberal academics purposely rig their research so it reaches a preordained conclusion.

How do the critics of “bad science” even know what science is? What puts them into a position to criticize scientific research? If you handed them a scholarly article supporting some aspect of climate change theory and asked for their explanation of what, exactly, constituted the “bad” part, what would or could they say?

Dodd-Frank: the government caprice that constitutes the greatest threat to the global financial system. Its settlement raids on big banks are political highway robbery. This plundering is done at the behest of the Bernie Sanders-Elizabeth Warren wing of the Democratic party.

FDA: a drug cartel.

grievance-minded grouser: Hillary, who is always quick to play the victim card whenever she’s challenged

mainstream media: Coalition of Liberal Narrative-Benders For Hillary

NATO: one of the many ridiculous foreign alliances the Obama-Clinton-Kerry team has gotten us into. After trump is elected, these countries will have to pay up to deserve an alliance with the US.

The absurdity and myopia this whole notion of”paying up” is perfectly captured by Thomas Friedman:

How in the world do we put a man in the Oval Office who thinks NATO is a shopping mall where the tenants aren’t paying enough rent to the U.S. landlord?

NATO is not a shopping mall; it is a strategic alliance that won the Cold War, keeps Europe a stable trading partner for U.S. companies and prevents every European country — particularly Germany — from getting their own nukes to counterbalance Russia, by sheltering them all under America’s nuclear umbrella.

offhand remark: incidental, off-the-cuff remarks that Donald Trump made decades ago and are blown up by the Dems into major policy announcements. Even though he made these remarks in passing when he didn’t hold public office, he is being unfairly held to them as forever binding. The best example is Trump’s  so-called “admission” to Howard Stern that he supported the invasion of Iraq.

Of course, Presidents don’t get do-overs, loose lips sink ships and can start wars, and nothing a President says is “incidental” or “off-hand.” Trump’s Achilles’ heel is his thin skin and resultant unrestrained blurting. It’s hard to imagine what four years of cleaning up his verbal poop would be like, especially since he never apologizes. No one wants their imbecilec , low-information, sclerotic drunken uncle who spouts off at Thanksgiving to be President.

political correctness: the mainstreaming of intolerance and bigotry. In a Hillary administration, any non-pc thought, reading or speech will be criminalized.

This is a classical rhetorical ploy: blame the victim (in this case, free speech in the name of tolerance, inclusion, and diversity) for the crime being perpetrated against the victim. In other words, undo or undermine all the values protecting against the very crime being perpetrated. To this rhetorical end, the phony “war on political correctness” aims to stigmatize or repress the free opinion of tolerance by being totally intolerant, dismissive, and derisive of such speech.

sexism: in Hillary Land, any time she’s interrupted or corrected or confronted with anything less than complete obeisance. Hillary is grievance-minded grouser, always quick to play the victim card whenever she’s challenged

shilling: what lamestream “moderators” such as Lester Holt do when they “fact check” Donald Trump and give Hillary a free pass.

suckers: people who pay taxes.

Only Donald Trump would argue that we need to rebuild roads, bridges and the military, and help our veterans, yet call for tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy, and then brag that never paying taxes is the “smart” thing to do.

Glossary: Key memes, counterfactuals, dog whistles, canards, euphemisms, innuendoes, insinuations, fake outrages and obsessions in the Wall Street Journal and other GOP language factories, Sept. 23-26, 2016

angry:  The anguished voice of left-behind white voters, especially men. This is the year of the angry voter, and they will prevail on election day, much to the surprise of the self-satisfied liberal elites who only lok down on them. 

Anger is OK for whites; dangerous, sometimes even life-threatening,  for blacks. (see also, “open carry”).

Black Lives Matter: new free Nikes matter. Burn baby, burn.

crony capitalist: Anyone who made money under the Clintons or Obama.

As if the GOP/Tea Party doesn’t ultimately cater to narrow business interests.

facts: biased, when pertaining to Hillary; “piling on” when pertaining to Trump. “Fact-checking” indicates an anti-Trump bias.

narrative repairmen: Hillary’s spin doctors.

national interest:  the sole (thus narrow) criteria for Donald Trump’s foreign policy.

But what about existing alliances, international rules or shared values? Trump’s is above all a transactional universe, not rooted in enduring allegiances, multilateralism,  or principles. To him, all foreign affairs will be an isolationist variation of the Art of the Deal.

open carry: Common sense law allowing Americans to protect themselves and their families. A fundamental second amendment right.

Actually OK for whites, but life-threatening for blacks.

political dysfunction: what Obama has created–gridlock, low trust in government, racial divisions, the politics of envy, etc. What Trump will end with his decisiveness and bold moves forward.

This typically Rovian reversal of field meme works perfectly in the rhetorical sense of blaming the Dems for conditions the GOP has created.

power: domination, especially in a zero-sum game such as foreign policy. Power is always a “winner-take-all” proposition.

Talk of “inequality” only undermines the power paradigm of social dominance, which ignores the unequal capacities of wealth, influence and organizational resources to make their own domination possible and inevitable. It also ignores coercion in social exchanges, monopolization of resources, and coercions of consent.

propensity toward criminality:  an innate condition in almost all Afro-American males, who by and large are a species of criminal filth.

protestors: Black Lives Matter=George Soros-funded thugs.

public sector: government needs to get out of people’s lives because bureaucrats are inherently incompetent and corrupt.

Of course, the GOP/Tea Party has undermined government’s capacity to perform its vital functions

tax cuts: a form of altruism, not greed, because the explosive growth in an “unleashed” economy will lift all boats. Just have faith in the wisdom and efficiency of markets.

white violence: the last thing Afro-Americans should fear. They are their own worst enemy.