Glossary: Key memes, dog-whistles, canards, euphemisms, fake outrages, and obsessions in the Wall Street Journal and other GOP language factories, Nov. 28-Dec 8, 2015

being political on the backs of the victims: knee-jerk Dem response to any shootings. It’s not about the guns, but about Islamic terrorists. It’s always either “too early” or “inappropriate” or “irrelevant” to talk about guns as being in any way connected to mass shootings. It’s also never about the guns.

bogus statistics: any “studies” or statistics used by the  hysterical cottage industry of compassion and victimhood as fabrications (or reality substitutes), such as “rape culture,” “police brutality”, “institutional racism”, “hunger” “women’s inequality”, etc.

carbon priesthood: the global mandarins perpetuating the “climate change” hoax to feather their own nests.

complicity: not pointing out Muslims to police and security officials.

grievance grifters: those who use the “bogus statistics” described above.

Judeo Christian values:  everything Obama and the Dems oppose as they try to destroy the American family. Part of the proof that America has fallen away from God.

prayer : a verb, not just a noun, in the sense of being an action that can make a difference. When the snide, snotty and arrogant Dems say that “God won’t fix this” when it comes to mass shootings, they insult (prayer- shame) all Christians and display their atheistic ignorance of the power of prayer.Prayer is a form of vigilance, courage and resolve.

Progressivism: a fundamentalist religion worshiping autonomy, self-expression, and self-fulfillment, responsible for the rise of Trump and ISIS.

responsible: any media analyst who sides with the Tea Party or doesn’t acknowledge or analyze Dem claims. For example, “responsible analysts” do not any in any way link the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shootings to Carly Fiorina or other GOP candidates’ characterizations of PP. Any such analysis is premature finger-pointing or self-satisfied preening.

spittle: any critical Dem response to Trump or the Tea Party.

sterile, scolding homily: any Obama speech.

these  people: African Americans or Muslims. Fundamentally, they lack human dignity.

trial lawyer: Dem lawyers who represent clients bringing suits that run counter to Tea Party ideology. When the Tea Party  sues, their attorneys are simply called “lawyers.”

Who’s Better Off? Mitt Romney, For One

Romney’s Final 2011 return:

Adjusted gross income: $13,696,961

Total federal tax paid: $1,935,708

Effective federal tax rate: 14.1 percent

Romney’s Final 2010 return:

Adjusted gross income: $21,646,507

Total tax paid: $3,009,766

Effective rate: 13.9 percent

So Romney has made $34 million in just two years of the so-called “first socialist” (or redistributionist) President. While he won’t reveal any other taxes from previous years, let’s conservatively assume that he’s made at least a cool $60 million under Obama. So why does he want to change anything? Could he really be that avaricious?

Greed indeed seems to be the animating emotion of the Romney-Ryan-Rand ticket. Don’t forget that virtually all of Mitt’s income is from capital gains, interest and dividends. Is it any accident that the Ryan Plan would more or less eliminate these income streams from federal tax? Won’t Mitt become one of the 47% if Ryan has his way with the tax code? A recent Atlantic Magazine article estimates Romney’s post Romney-Ryan tax rate at .82 percent Let the Plutocrats’ Ball begin!