crow: what Dems do when they refer to a favorable legislative or judicial outcome. Tea Partiers, on the other hand, are restrained and reflective.
discretionary spending: almost any bill dealing with social services, public assistance, family support, unemployment benefits, environmental protection, voting rights, or alternative energy development
investment provisions: in trade bills, protection of capital and property rights.
in your face, traditional America: Obama’s message to flyover country.
objects of hatred: Christmas, the Confederate flag, the American flag
progressive aristocracy: the elites who support Hillary.
regulatory harmonization: in trade bills, a race to the bottom in terms of labor and environmental standards. Regulations are often characterized as non-tariff trade barriers.
religious freedom: freedom from the law. Nullification theory lives on as the Tea Party refuses to recognize unfavorable Supreme Court decisions such as marriage equality. When they claim that public officials aren’ t necessarily subject to federal law and can deny anyone public services, they are actually extending their powers in the name of religious liberty. (see “robust”). Sometimes called a “generous pluralism.”
retrogression towards barbarism: what liberal welfare policies have done to the black community.
robust: the powers that the Tea Party grants public officials who want to deny public services in the name of religious liberty.
staggering: any costs related to Dem regulations or policies. An intensifier, like “soaring”.