Glossary: Key memes, counterfactuals, dog-whistles, canards, euphemisms, fake outrages and obsessions in the Wall Street Journal and other GOP language factories, August 20-23, 2016

co-conspirator: James Comey or any Hillary defender.

denying upward mobility: opposing charter schools. To do so is to doom millions of Hispanics and African Americans to lives of diminished possibility, if not poverty.

emoting: what Elizabeth Warren does every time she pens her mouth,  shooting from the hip in an unhinged, hysterical and “emotional” way. As if Donald Trump is the voice of reason and constraint.

fake evidence of racism: any evidence of racism, since we live in a “post racial” world.

giving our jobs away: what Obama/Clinton have done to America. (see also “open borders,” below). Trump actually claims that Hillary would rather give a job to a non-US citizen than to a Hispanic or African American US citizen. This is of course an outlandish lie.

information chaos: what the Obama/Clinton political machine create whenever they tell their lies, make their distortions and insinuations, leave out inconvenient facts, etc.

mockery: what Hillary does very time: to foreign policy, to the rule of law, to truth and basic human decency, to the very idea of an honest election.

negative trolls: those who attack Trump.

omnidirectional bureaucratic opportunism: the spoils of the Dems’ entrenched, permanent political ruling class in Washington. (See also “rent-seeking,” below)

open borders: the Obama/Clinton immigration policy.(see also, “giving our jobs away,” above). Never mind that Obama has deported more immigrants than any other US President, or that Hillary has never advocated “open borders.”

pandering to blacks: what the Dems have been doing for decades as they have exploited blacks and only pretended to be interested in them every four years. Any regulation or legislation that promotes racial justice, economic equality or improves the lives of blacks.

rent-seeking: how the Clintons use private gain for political purposes.

something that needs to be addressed: any of the Bill-Hillary shenanigans–the Clinton criminal cartel’s conduct. Basically, in Trumpland, anything that challenges him or any allegations he makes, however wild and crazy. Always has a tone of ominousness and paranoia. One of Trump’s first instances of this were of course his “birther” charges against Obama in 20008.

a stable and predictable regulatory system: the end of government overreach, so that businesses and ordinary citizens can finally break free of the nanny state. The key predictability and stability factors here are that there won’t be any  more regulation. This much wished-for panaceas has been at the heart of GOP dreams forever, and part of Grover Norquist’s injunction to make government so small that it drowns in the bathtub.

unstable, unhinged, unbalanced: Hillary. Also referred to by Sean Hannity as Hillary’s “seizuresque” moments.

what do you have to lose?: since blacks have been pandered to, why they should support Trump. For a definitive answer to this question of what African Americans have to lose, see Jennifer Rubin’s Washington Post column :

Let’s count the ways.

Trump has championed a strict law-and-order agenda that rejects the suggestion there are legitimate complaints in the African American community about policing. He is a lightning rod for racial animus and tension, falsely accusing cities with large African American populations to be crime havens. With Trump, we’d lack a president who had any conception that there is a problem with policing in minority communities or any desire to bring communities and police together.

This is someone who declines to speak at African American gatherings (e.g., the NAACP). He’s someone who just brought on to lead his campaign the former head  of a website pandering to the alt-right — that means white supremacy. Only after prodding and a growing controversy did he figure out that he should denounce David Duke and the KKK. And, of course, this was a man heavily invested in birtherism, asserting the president was born in Africa, not in the United States. It’s ironic that in the very speech asking what minorities have to lose, he pits African Americans against immigrants. And let’s not forget his shout-out at a California rally: “Look at my African American.”

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