Glossary: Key memes, counterfactuals, dog whistles, canards, euphemisms, innuendoes, insinuations, fake outrages, and obsessions in The Wall Street Journal and other GOP language factories and fever swamps, October 25-28, 2016

Clinton administration: in a Hillary reign, Americans will have two choices: salute the new federal overlords or be prepared to be sued by federal lawyers and called a racist or misogynist.

defense: when Donald Trump is forced to attack others because they have said something negative about him

It’s never Trump’s fault, and, like Putin, he frames his scurrilous attacks on others, like the wife-beater who says “don’t make me hit you again.”

facts: to the Dems, a means of social control. They manufacture so-called “facts” that are really just assertion–theories– global warming, Trump as sexual predator, the reliability of polls, evolution, etc.

The Tea Party/GOP pushes out story lines or narratives which combine to give a feeling of no reliable facts, thus making it impossible to arrive at any agreed-upon truth. For example, it’s impossible to prove Hillary isn’t a criminal, even though she has never been formally charged with a crime.

First Amendment: to the crooked and discredited lamestream media, an excuse to bloviate and slander.

horse-and-buggy regulations: any Obama admin rule or regulation that hinders the free market is outdated in the coming post-regulation era, when the market will be set free from the shackles of the past. Government will become passe.

legalized corruption: the hallmark of a Hillary administration.

NATO allies: chiselers unwilling to pay their fair share for their own defense.

patronage: what the US provides for ISIS. This sponsorship grows out of Iran’s bamboozling of the West. Obama and Clinton created, sponsor, and sustain ISIS.

post-freedom America: starts the day after Hillary is sworn in , when all the guns are confiscated.

racist cops: an urban myth. Everyone talks about them but no one has ever met one.

the System: the criminal conspiracy of the politicians, lamestream media, international banking community, federal bureaucrats, Hollywood, labor unions, school teachers and college professors, etc. The System’s failure is what will finally drive the People to take over their own government.

Garry Wills answers this rant best:

Hillary Clinton is the end product of the System (whatever that is). Donald Trump is outside the System (whatever that means). The System has failed (at something, or everything). To escape the System, we must vote for Trump (or anyone) outside it. What do we have to lose?

Everything, probably.

tradition: what corrupts the political system. Tradition, synonyms with convention and the status, is what prevents political change.

In the thoroughgoing disdain they hold for the GOP’s Burkean roots–the heart of conservatism, of preserving tradition– the Trumpkins are innocent of any sense of moral aspiration. When you nominate an arsonist to ‘”burn the house down” ,¬† you don’t have much to build on after the fire.

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