Glossary: an anatomy of key memes, phrases, canards, shibboleths and obsessions in the Wall Street Journal and other GOTP language factories, Jan 7-15, 2015

Note: GOTP=Grand Old Tea Party

canonization: what Dems do when they praise anyone for political or moral acts. See, for example, Edward Snowden. Also implies that anyone the Left champions is immune to criticism because of phony sainthood.

displayed:  When a particular image becomes controversial or toxified, it suddenly isn’t just “shown” any more, but “displayed.” The very use of this pejorative to restrain free speech raises the question of the sanctity of absolute “free speech.” (see “tolerance,” below).

dynamic scoring: the GOTP’s latest ploy to get the CBO to cook the books to mitigate the apparent fiscal impact of tax cuts.

environmental fastidiousness: any form of environmental protection or  regulation. In fact, any environmental policy is now called a “catechism”–the strengthening of dogma through ritual and language.

the fundamental transformation of America: what then entire Obama administration has aimed for: to change all necessary laws and traditions to redistribute wealth, promote racial divisiveness, and undermine the wealthy and middle class.

governance: any public policy that cuts taxes and reduces regulation.

lecture: what Obama, in all his pomposity and self-superiority, does whenever he makes a public statement.

limited government: in GOTP terms, “the government that governs least governs best”–unless it comes to tax breaks, abortion bans, electronic snooping, price supports, oil subsidies, etc.

obsession: any consistent Dem policy; see especially climate change.

peace through strength: an old rhetorical Cold War warhorse now being saddled up again to prepare for an aggressive new War Against Terrorism.

pro-free market: NEVER to be confused with pro-business”.

racism: anything that makes white people feel bad about being white; any use of the word “privilege” in this context.

Reducing Small Business Burdens: the highly euphemistic and misleading title of a recent House bill to deregulate the securities industry. Like any GOTP that purports to “make technical corrections” in tax or regulatory law, follow the money to understand the true effects of these “technical adjustments.”

tolerance: this term has become politicized in the wake of the Paris massacres. Just which statements of Islamic faith are “too radical?” Is the Left too careful (actually, too “craven”) to not “offend” Muslims? The GOTP asks, how much more can we mollify Muslims before we recognize them for who they are: America’s mortal enemies? In their terminology, tolerance is now called a “fetish”.

Glossary: an anatomy of key memes, euphemisms, sneers, and innuendos in the Wall Street Journal and other GOP language factories, Feb 23-March 1, 2014

asset bubble: what a market rally is called when there’s a democratic President.

climate alarmism: the Chicken Littleization of the climate change “debate”.

cultural pressure and insistence:  the Obama admin’s relentless war on traditional, middle-class values. A fancy label for “political correctness”.

dithering: a mandatory modifier for any Dem foreign policy.

decay: the general malaise Obama has mired America in; the result of “cultural pressue and insistence” (see above).  The slow moral rot of the US.

disquisitions: scolding, grandiose Obamaseque pomposities. Lately, the target has been “disquisitions on inequality”.

gender complementarian norm: a fancy-sounding name for marriage between a man and a woman.

host: new GOP synonym for a pregnant woman.

hounding: what any government agency–especially the IRS–does when it enforces regulations, especially against Republicans.

hysteria and misinformation: the by-product of “cultural pressure and insistence” (see above). Whatever arguments and facts Dems muster in any given “debate,” such as this week’s Arizona brouhaha over “religious liberty”.

matriarchal leviathan: the intensifying modifier gives birth to a new monster: Big Mother rather than Big Brother

mischief: the overall effect of Obama’s policies and reforms (aka, “fiats”). All regulations and taxes are seen as “mischief,” as if Obama is Dennis The Menace.

privilege: mistakenly confused for accomplishment by liberals.

sacramentalizing sodomy: GOPspeak for any sex except for missionary-position hetero.

socialism: the secret creed of the Obama administration, closely allied to fascism.

trampling: what liberals always seem to do to religious freedom, especially in the recent Arizona fracas. Inevitably leads to “hysteria and misinformation”–see above.