Glossary: an anatomy of key memes, euphemisms, sneers, innuendos, and metanarratives in the Wall Street Journal and other GOP language factories, September 25-Oct 2, 2014

the Age of Entitlement: what the Tea Party wants to repeal (aka, The New Deal)

arcane statistical analysis: Any Dem policy argument using numbers as an analytical tool. For example, “disparate impact”

bloated welfare state: part and parcel of the “Age of Entitlement” (see above). By definition, any welfare is too much, so any social safety net leads to “bloating”.

bromides: any Dem defense of principle or ideals, especially racial justice, etc.

a dangerous world: perennial justification for a foreign policy of confrontation and intrasigence; the  “peace-through-war” paradox

crisis-mongering: artificial social constructs of Dems, e.g., global warming, the war on women, gendered wage gaps, etc.

feminist-industrial complex: the nefarious modus operandi and motivation for feminism; a politically-correct cabal that censors free speech, protects their own and villifies others, challenges male power, and in general pursues an orthodoxy of vendetta.

honest elections: euphemism for voter suppression.

intrusive: any government regulation.

lifting the world out of darkness: what the US has been doing for 200 years. Not to mention deciding what constitutes the “darkness”.

retainers: any Dem political ally or aide–especially used for rich Dem donors.

politics trumping the law: what happens when Dems get their way legally. When the GOP prevails legally it’s called “original intent”.

safeguarding democratic integrity: another euphemism for voter suppression.

tendentious: any Dem argument, study, legal opinion or position paper

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