Glossary: Key memes, counterfactuals, dog whistles, canards, euphemisms, innuendoes, insinuations, fake outrages and obsessions in the Wall Street Journal and other GOP language factories, Sept. 27-30, 2016

bad science: the so-called “research” behind the so-called theory of “climate change.” Liberal academics purposely rig their research so it reaches a preordained conclusion.

How do the critics of “bad science” even know what science is? What puts them into a position to criticize scientific research? If you handed them a scholarly article supporting some aspect of climate change theory and asked for their explanation of what, exactly, constituted the “bad” part, what would or could they say?

Dodd-Frank: the government caprice that constitutes the greatest threat to the global financial system. Its settlement raids on big banks are political highway robbery. This plundering is done at the behest of the Bernie Sanders-Elizabeth Warren wing of the Democratic party.

FDA: a drug cartel.

grievance-minded grouser: Hillary, who is always quick to play the victim card whenever she’s challenged

mainstream media: Coalition of Liberal Narrative-Benders For Hillary

NATO: one of the many ridiculous foreign alliances the Obama-Clinton-Kerry team has gotten us into. After trump is elected, these countries will have to pay up to deserve an alliance with the US.

The absurdity and myopia this whole notion of”paying up” is perfectly captured by Thomas Friedman:

How in the world do we put a man in the Oval Office who thinks NATO is a shopping mall where the tenants aren’t paying enough rent to the U.S. landlord?

NATO is not a shopping mall; it is a strategic alliance that won the Cold War, keeps Europe a stable trading partner for U.S. companies and prevents every European country — particularly Germany — from getting their own nukes to counterbalance Russia, by sheltering them all under America’s nuclear umbrella.

offhand remark: incidental, off-the-cuff remarks that Donald Trump made decades ago and are blown up by the Dems into major policy announcements. Even though he made these remarks in passing when he didn’t hold public office, he is being unfairly held to them as forever binding. The best example is Trump’s  so-called “admission” to Howard Stern that he supported the invasion of Iraq.

Of course, Presidents don’t get do-overs, loose lips sink ships and can start wars, and nothing a President says is “incidental” or “off-hand.” Trump’s Achilles’ heel is his thin skin and resultant unrestrained blurting. It’s hard to imagine what four years of cleaning up his verbal poop would be like, especially since he never apologizes. No one wants their imbecilec , low-information, sclerotic drunken uncle who spouts off at Thanksgiving to be President.

political correctness: the mainstreaming of intolerance and bigotry. In a Hillary administration, any non-pc thought, reading or speech will be criminalized.

This is a classical rhetorical ploy: blame the victim (in this case, free speech in the name of tolerance, inclusion, and diversity) for the crime being perpetrated against the victim. In other words, undo or undermine all the values protecting against the very crime being perpetrated. To this rhetorical end, the phony “war on political correctness” aims to stigmatize or repress the free opinion of tolerance by being totally intolerant, dismissive, and derisive of such speech.

sexism: in Hillary Land, any time she’s interrupted or corrected or confronted with anything less than complete obeisance. Hillary is grievance-minded grouser, always quick to play the victim card whenever she’s challenged

shilling: what lamestream “moderators” such as Lester Holt do when they “fact check” Donald Trump and give Hillary a free pass.

suckers: people who pay taxes.

Only Donald Trump would argue that we need to rebuild roads, bridges and the military, and help our veterans, yet call for tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy, and then brag that never paying taxes is the “smart” thing to do.

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