Glossary: Key memes, dog-whistles, canards, euphemisms, fake outrages, and obsessions in the Wall Street Journal and other GOP language factories, Nov. 16-19, 2015

assimilation: when Muslims stop practicing their faith and culture.

Christian genocide: not immediately letting all Christians fleeing the Middle East into the US. It’s not considered genocidal however when Muslims are denied asylum, even though they are the chief targets of ISIS.

civilian casualties: the price of a necessary total war against ISIS. Blowback be damned.

civilizational conflict: terrorism is not caused by videos, geography or climate change, but by Islamists who hate us for what we are and want to destroy “civilization.”. Note that “civilization” here refers only to non-Muslim countries. Also, in the “clash of civilizations” meme, in what conceivable way can ISIS be called a civilization?

contrived: any liberal college student demands. “Contrived” implies made-op, imaginary, fake, or manipulative, thus illegitimizing whatever content they may have. Their manifestos and demands are always called “screeds.”

decadence: when you no longer even know what marriage is or what boys and girls are.

fake racism: microaggressions and other perceived phantoms of alleged racism. Racism is now anything liberals and cop-haters say it is. Bring back that old time lynching

generosity of spirit: for losers, when it comes to admitting Syrian refugees into the US.

handwringing: what goodhearted liberals (aka, righteous tut-tutters and bleaters) and coddled, privileged college kids do whenever respond to economic or political issue. They hysterically overreact to any perceived slight or threat to their totalitarian control of language and discourse.

higher learning: higher moaning.

liberalism: a suicidal modern ideology.

petulant: Obama whenever he criticizes the Tea Party. Also may be described as petty, peevish, sanctimonius,  condescending, vindictive, embittered and sullen.

rabid dogs: refugees, according to Ben Carson.

religious distemper: Islam. Let the new Crusades begin: Islam also  likened to Nazism by Marco Rubio:

Rubio declared himself baffled by Clinton’s carefully parsed distinctions. “I don’t understand it,” said Rubio. “That would be like saying we weren’t at war with the Nazis, because we were afraid to offend some Germans who may have been members of the Nazi Party, but weren’t violent themselves.”

secular satanism: liberalism, aka:

A godless religion of self-worship and relativism, this culture of death, this ideology of falsehood and insanity

shakedown godfathers: Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.

tolerance: Dem fetish leading to a coddling of terrorists. Calling tolerance a fetish itself fetishizes Tea Party intolerance , which this week became a totem object of tribal bonding, bloodlust, and vilification of “the other.”

understand: coddle, as with terrorists.

us-vs.-them: the kind of country and world we live in.

Glossary, April 20-27, 2013

an anatomy of key memes, phrases and obsessions in Wall Street Journal editorials and other precincts of the GOP blogosphere, April 20-27, 2013

assimilation:the first casualty of the Boston bombings. (See also “food stamp jihadists” and “the ethnic grievance lobby”).

character: (see also, “moral compass”).  A trump-card virtue, considered to be exclusively possessed by Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, and, lately and astonishingly, Bush 43.  Lacking this virtue, Obama is always merely “calculating” and bent upon his collectivist, totalitarian, redistributionist makeover of the United States.

entitlement culture: the source of all ills in America; the nation of “takers, not makers”; Food Stamp America.  Evil spawn of earlier “moocher” memes such as “hippie” culture and myths of Negro laziness. Apparently, though, corporations are entitled to tax breaks, legal immunity, and subsidies.

the ethnic grievance lobby: along with Big Business and Big Labor, the main political force behind immigration reform.

food stamp jihadists: The Boston Massacre bombings are looking to be a trifecta for the GOP: immigrant-bashing,  welfare bashing, and a renewed war of eternal vigilance against “terror”.

people control: the real aim of the “gun control” (aka, “gun grabbers”) crowd.

sequester scare strategy:  any furloughs or budget cuts that are dire enough to nudge public opinion toward the Kenyan Pretender. The GOP always suggests alternative budget cuts, usually  for ridiculous-sounding (but sound) research projects, office supplies, travel budgets, or Acorn (“community organizing”)-style funding. These alternatives are always referred as “smart spending”.

socialist degeneration, cycle of: creating a reduced, weakened private sector that can’t generate enough jobs to raise the working poor out of poverty.

Third World experience: part of the growing GOP Politiscript lexicon for Obamacare. (See also “train wreck” ).  In this case, shorthand for FUBAR. The Republicans can never admit that any aspect of Obamacare is anything other than a catastrophic meltdown of the entire health care system and the inevitable result of government trying to do anything.

tolerance: liberals giving into sentiment about suspending civil liberties—no one is tolerant in a foxhole or when it comes to approving secret domestic wiretaps.