Glossary, late July, 2013

an anatomy of key memes, phrases and obsessions in Wall Street Journal editorials and other precincts of the GOP blogosphere, July 17, 2013-July 31, 2013:

adults: GOP voters. The GOP didn’t lose the last election because of their policies, but because not enough adults turned out to vote. Non-adults of course included Hispanics and Blacks, who were all “propagandized” to vote Dem.

the national leader model: Obama’s authoritarian master plan to create himself as a kind of new Mussolini, controlling all government policy, sidestepping Congress altogether. He’s always either a feckless leader or too forceful an autocrat.

Obamacore: GOP caricature of high core standards enshrined in the new national core curriculum. Yet another Obama policy only to be treated with contempt and ridicule: better student learning.

parasites: (aka, pillagers). Pensioners (especially the public service and union workers who “brought down” Detroit), food stamp recipients, unemployment benefit recipients, Medicaid recipients, etc. Never, ever corporations receiving huge tax breaks and subsidies.

the political class: Democrats in public office or lobbying; union “bosses”, liberal media pundits. A permanent layer of parasites in Washington and big cities. Never, ever Republicans.

the race card: whenever the GOP calls something “race baiting” or “playing the race card,” or “racially-charged,” they really just are justifying their own callous and calculated racism. As with Trayvon, they blame the victim for the crime.

responsibility (aka, “human agency”): what “parasites” lack, and what defines “adults”.

tolerance: what the GOP promises they are NOT practicing when it comes to gay rights.

union greed: a redundancy; the main driver of Detroit’s downfall.  Pensioners as the ultimate job-killers. Of course, corporate greed is never mentioned.

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