Glossary: an anatomy of key memes, phrases and obsessions in the Wall Street Journal and other GOP language factories, Dec. 1-3, 2013

abdication of power: any Obama administration foreign policy initiative that does not include invasion, bombing, sanctions or coups.

blank check: any Democratic Congressional spending. According to the GOP, Democrats have carte blanche to write “blank checks” for immigrant benefits, birth control, food stamp recipients, and other forms of social parasite.

censorship: any GOP-spun meme, such as Benghazi, that the media doesn’t ceaselessly report on. Also referred to “underreporting” or “muzzling” by the Democratic “media pimps”.

crackdown: any regulatory or legal action taken against GOP-favored corporations, PACs or individuals. When the GOP does this, it’s jst a matter of enforcing the law. When the Dems enforce the law, their “crackdown” is always the result of “neuluous and arbitrary enforcement.”

executive fiat: anything Obama does that the GOP doesn’t support. When Bush did the same things, it was called “Presidential leadership”.

knockout game: the latest meme/metaphor for any Obama policy–how he has “mugged” the American people by “lying” about Benghazi, the IRS, the ACA, etc. Also shorthand for the libidinally-transgressive, ever-present baleful threat of the black man.

resentment: the root motivation for all Democratic social programs. Aka, “playing the race card,” “reverse discrimination,” and  “victimhood”.

statistical ploy: any Democratic use of statistics to support policy positions, social service provision, or regulatory reform.

utopian blather: anything and everything that Obama talks about.

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