an anatomy of key memes, phrases and obsessions in Wall Street Journal editorials and other precincts of the GOP blogosphere, June 24-July 3, 2013
Dreamers: undocumented aliens.
“faddish theories” : Clarence Thomas, in the Fisher vs. UT opinion, said that “”The Constitution does not pander to faddish theories about whether race mixing is in the public interest”. Since when did equal justice and access qualify as a “faddish theory”?
immigration deform: repealing or fighting any and all bills and executive orders granting amnesty.
infanticide: new GOP synonym for abortion, via Peggy Noonan.
judicial activism: any judicial opinion supporting liberal views. The GOP days of denouncing activist judges obviously doesn’t extend to decisions such as Shelby County v. Holder. They consider this as an example of restraint on government, not one branch of the government (the Supreme Court) telling another branch (Congress) what to do.
lost innocence. The Bert & Ernie New Yorker cover, announcing the end of childhood and sexual innocence. Everyone in Obama’s America is now gay married by proxy.
marriage equality: the latest form of enslavement ot the state, masquerading as an act of liberation.
monstrosity: the Affordable Care Act. Aka, “train wreck”.
racial polarization: what Dems do any time they bring up race. Aka, ‘the race card”.
stabilization: In the context of the Middle East, restoring authoritarian or dictatorial regimes.
the Whig Party: Glenn Beck’s & the Tea Party’s new name for John Boehner and what’s left of the old GOP.