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The Republican Dictionary: Part 3
Yahoo! News ^ | Dec 30, 2004 | Katrina vanden Heuvel

Posted on 12/30/2004 9:07:50 PM PST by cfhBAMA

This past November, I wrote about the right's semantic trickery and proposed an idea for how we could debunk and decode the conservative's Orwellian Code of encrypted language: A Republican Dictionary.

I put together a small list and asked readers to send me their own entries. Response has been overwhelming--more than 375 people have sent definitions.

I published a small sample of the entries I've received in this space earlier this month. Below I'm publishing a second batch of reader submissions to this on-going project. We're going to continue posting additional entries in the weeks ahead, so click here to suggest your contributions.

ALARMIST, n. Any respected scientist who understands the threat of global warming. (Dave Nold, Berkely, California) ALLIES, n. Foreigners who do what Republicans tell them to do. (Gary Schroller, Bellaire, Texas)

BALANCED, adj. 1. favoring corporations (a more balanced approach to the environment.); 2. favoring conservatives (fair and balanced reporting). (Scott Davis (news - web sites), Grand Prairie, Texas)

CLASS WARFARE, n. Any attempt to raise the minimum wage. (Don Zwier, Grayslake, Illinois)

COALITION, n. One or more nations whose leaders have been duped, pressured or bribed into supporting ill-conceived, unnecessary, under-planned and/or illegal US military operations. (Michael Shapiro, Honolulu, Hawaii)

CONVICTION, n. Making decisions before getting the facts, and refusing to change your mind afterward. (Paul Ruschmann, Canton, Michigan)

CULTURE OF LIFE, n. A reduction of reproductive freedoms. (Sean Sturgeon, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada)

DEMOCRACY, n. My way or the highway. (Daniel Quinn, London, UK)

ECONOMIC RECOVERY, n. When three out of five software engineers who lost their jobs to outsourcing are able to find part-time work at Wal-Mart. (Rob Hotman, Houston, Texas)

ELECTION FRAUD, n. Counting every vote. (Sean O'Brien, Chicago, Illinois)

GIRLY MEN, n. Those who do not grope women. (Nick Gill, Newton, MA)

HARD WORK, n. What Republicans say when they can't think of anything better. (Brian McDowell) HEALTHY FORESTS, n. No tree left behind. (Ron Russell, San Francisco, California)

JOB GROWTH, n. Increased number of jobs an individual has to take after losing earlier high-paying job. (John E. Tarin, Arlington, Virginia)

JUNK SCIENCE, n. Sound science. (Geoffrey King, Austin, TX)

OFFICE OF FAITH-BASED INITIATIVES, n. Christian Right payoff. (Michael Gendelman, Fair Haven, New Jersey)

OWNERSHIP SOCIETY, n. A society in which no one ever needs to own up to their mistakes or the consequences of their actions. (Sharon Gallagher, New York, New York) PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION, n. A non-medical term invented by anti-choice zealots that refers to a broad class of abortion procedures; employed as a first step in reversing Roe v. Wade (news - web sites). (David McNeely, Lutz, Florida)

POLITICAL CAPITAL, n. What a Republican president receives as a result of a razor-thin margin of victory in an election. (Joy Losee, Gainesville, Georgia)

PRESS CONFERENCE, n. A rare event designed for the President to brag about his prowess as a leader while simultaneously dodging difficult questions. (Jim Nidositko, Westfield, New Jersey)

REFORM, n. Rollback of New Deal reforms, laws, standards and social protections. (Nick Gill, Newton, MA)

RESOLUTE, adj. Pig-headed. (Paul Ruschmann, Carlton, MI)

SMALL BUSINESS OWNER, n. rich person (Michael Mannella, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

SOCIAL SECURITY REFORM, n. Leave no Wall Street broker behind. (Ann Klopp, Princeton, NJ)

STAYING THE COURSE, v., The act of being stubborn and unable to admit glaring policy mistakes; being wrong and sticking with the wrong idea regardless of the consequences. (Jillian Jorgensen, Staten Island, New York)

TAX SIMPLIFICATION, n. A way to make it simpler for large US corporations to export American jobs to avoid paying US taxes. (Seth Hammond, Goodwell, Oklahoma)

VERY CLEAR, adj. Modifier used immediately before any preposterous explanation or rationale. (Lance L. Prata, Eastlake Weir, Florida)


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: conservative; dictionary; encrypted; language; republican; vandenheuvel

1 posted on 12/30/2004 9:07:51 PM PST by cfhBAMA
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To: cfhBAMA

CLYMER: Katrina vanden Heuvel


2 posted on 12/30/2004 9:09:57 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: cfhBAMA; Admin Moderator
I see you didn't take my advice.

Clean up on aisle 2.

5.56mm

3 posted on 12/30/2004 9:10:25 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe
1 it's aisle 1, damn it.

5.56mm

4 posted on 12/30/2004 9:11:17 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: cfhBAMA

This is juvenile name calling, is this the best the left can do?


5 posted on 12/30/2004 9:11:35 PM PST by Paradox (Occam was probably right.)
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To: M Kehoe

Could be a stomach virus...


6 posted on 12/30/2004 9:11:59 PM PST by stands2reason
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To: cfhBAMA

Did I get in before the ZOT?


7 posted on 12/30/2004 9:13:15 PM PST by SmithL (People who are willing to accept everything, don't believe in anything.)
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To: stands2reason
Seems like ol' cfhbama is testing out his/hers/its wings.

5.56mm

8 posted on 12/30/2004 9:14:02 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: cfhBAMA
GIRLY MEN, n. Those who do not grope women. (Nick Gill, Newton, MA)

Did Katrina actually publish this tripe? In other words, any man who doesn't grab some babe at a whim is a "Girly Man"?

Methinks that she's missing the point here, or Nick snuck one past the twit. Or sarcasm doesn't come easy to the leftist crowd anymore

9 posted on 12/30/2004 9:14:24 PM PST by par4
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To: cfhBAMA
ALARMIST, n. Any respected scientist who understands the threat of global warming.

LOL. They have no understanding. They have computer models which spit out exactly what modellers tell it to. There are more assumptions in the models than known facts, so you just tweek your assumptions until you get the desired results. I understand this better than the so-call dumbass 'respected scientist'.

10 posted on 12/30/2004 9:15:18 PM PST by Always Right
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To: cfhBAMA

I think you're on the wrong forum.


11 posted on 12/30/2004 9:15:46 PM PST by speedy
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To: cfhBAMA

10/24/2004?

How'd you manage to avoid showing your true colors throughout the election, troll?


12 posted on 12/30/2004 9:15:55 PM PST by SmithL (People who are willing to accept everything, don't believe in anything.)
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To: cfhBAMA

13 posted on 12/30/2004 9:16:35 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: cfhBAMA

NOOOOOOO!!!! The DUmmies have delt another devastating blow to Free Republic! Somebody ZOT this idiot while I nervously fumble for my decoder ring. God I need some sleep...


14 posted on 12/30/2004 9:17:27 PM PST by Free and Armed
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To: cfhBAMA
This is really good stuff..funny....yep.....

*sigh*

15 posted on 12/30/2004 9:18:30 PM PST by Recovering Hermit
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To: cfhBAMA

***ALLIES, n. Foreigners who do what Republicans tell them to do. ***

Somebody tell this twit that if foreigners don't do what we tell them to, we call them ENEMIES.


16 posted on 12/30/2004 9:20:25 PM PST by kitkat (Merry CHRISTmas, everyone)
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To: cfhBAMA

Only a radical liberal could be this childish. And these are the type of people who call themselves enlightened? What a jerk.


17 posted on 12/30/2004 9:20:38 PM PST by Noachian (A Democrat, by definition, is a Socialist.)
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To: cfhBAMA

How sad. It's not even funny, just one more exhumation of the same old worn out and dead liberal ideas. These people are CONSTANTLY trying to "re-package" their positions, now as a failed attempt at humor.

MM


18 posted on 12/30/2004 9:21:40 PM PST by MississippiMan (Americans should not be sacrificed on the altar of political correctness.)
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To: SmithL

I did a quick check through cfhBAMA posts and he looks like one of the good guys. He just needs to add a "Barf Alert" and make some comments riduculing the author when posting.


19 posted on 12/30/2004 9:22:41 PM PST by KarlInOhio (In a just world, Arafat would have died at the end of a rope.)
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To: KarlInOhio

I did too, and my comments are based entirely on tonight's offerings.


20 posted on 12/30/2004 9:25:31 PM PST by SmithL (People who are willing to accept everything, don't believe in anything.)
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To: MississippiMan
How sad. It's not even funny...

I can enjoy a good joke at my own expense.

But this stuff is really, really limp.

Maybe Katrina ought to try generating some "If you...., you must be a liberal" material.

But, then, liberals are incapable of laughing at their own expense...

21 posted on 12/30/2004 9:28:35 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: cfhBAMA

You been zotted.


22 posted on 12/30/2004 9:30:04 PM PST by dumpdaschle (Demand that French imperialists leave the Ivory Coast.)
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To: cfhBAMA

You forgot the BARF Alert.....


23 posted on 12/30/2004 9:31:37 PM PST by konaice (Doink Doink!)
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To: SmithL

I saw something else he posted tonight (after the Viking kittens played with it). I'm moving him to the Moonbat column.


24 posted on 12/30/2004 9:32:19 PM PST by KarlInOhio (In a just world, Arafat would have died at the end of a rope.)
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To: SmithL

Aye. No kitties (yet), no ozone, and no "He's dead, Jim." 'tis still open season.


25 posted on 12/30/2004 9:32:46 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Half a league, half a league rode the MSM into the valley of obscurity)
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To: cfhBAMA

Katrina is just pissed because she lost her KGB subsidy when the ol' Evil Empire fell.


26 posted on 12/30/2004 9:33:30 PM PST by det dweller too
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To: cfhBAMA

From the liberal dictionary:

Racist

Anyone who thinks people should be considered as individuals not in groups.

Anyone who thinks blacks, hispanics, immigrants etc are as intelligent as whites.

Anyone who disagrees with a liberal.


27 posted on 12/30/2004 9:33:45 PM PST by Straight Vermonter (Liberalism: The irrational fear of self reliance.)
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To: Army Air Corps
I typed my previous statement before the attack launched and posted it es post facto. Sorry 'bout that.
28 posted on 12/30/2004 9:34:32 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Half a league, half a league rode the MSM into the valley of obscurity)
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To: okie01
I can enjoy a good joke at my own expense.

Same here. LIMP is a good descriptor. They take their vitriolic hatred and try to couch it as humor.

MM

29 posted on 12/30/2004 9:36:52 PM PST by MississippiMan (Americans should not be sacrificed on the altar of political correctness.)
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To: Army Air Corps
The other thread's been zotted:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1311376/posts

30 posted on 12/30/2004 9:41:58 PM PST by SmithL (People who are willing to accept everything, don't believe in anything.)
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To: KarlInOhio
"I did a quick check through cfhBAMA posts and he looks like one of the good guys. He just needs to add a "Barf Alert" and make some comments riduculing the author when posting."

Too late. He's already been banned.

31 posted on 12/30/2004 9:45:07 PM PST by El Gran Salseron (( The replies by this poster are meant for self-amusement only. Read at your own discretion. ))
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To: cfhBAMA

MEOW!!!!!!!!!!!

32 posted on 12/30/2004 9:45:52 PM PST by Repub4bush (Hey DU.......Saint Rove....Patron Saint of all your votes!)
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To: cfhBAMA

Socialists calling the right Orwellian is the funniest


33 posted on 12/30/2004 9:51:36 PM PST by GeronL (I am NOT the real bin Laden)
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To: cfhBAMA
Hey! You gots parts I and II?? I musta mistum!
34 posted on 12/30/2004 10:03:18 PM PST by Da Bilge Troll (The Compassionate Troll)
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To: cfhBAMA

At least Maureen seems to enjoy hating the Republicans; Katrina is so consumed with hatred she seems devoid of sex and sense of humor.


35 posted on 12/30/2004 10:31:42 PM PST by citizencon
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To: MississippiMan

"How sad. It's not even funny, just one more exhumation of the same old worn out and dead liberal ideas."

Oh come on, I love this stuff!!! I get a good laugh and since the writer was evidently published on yahoo who knows how many people get to see just how pathetic and stupid they sound.

She sounds like one of those people who can never think of a quick come back and resorts to "Well your mother......."


36 posted on 12/30/2004 10:49:52 PM PST by Anti-Christ is Hillary (John Kerry - Flip Flop shock and awe)
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To: Anti-Christ is Hillary
She sounds like one of those people who can never think of a quick come back and resorts to "Well your mother......."

Yup, superb comparison.

MM

37 posted on 12/30/2004 10:53:31 PM PST by MississippiMan (Americans should not be sacrificed on the altar of political correctness.)
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To: par4

The phrase "Girly Men" is a Schwarzeneggerism. (Ironically Schrwarzeneggerism is a duznshrnkdism.) At any rate, Ahnuld has a history of groping women. If you missed this during the California recall, look forward to hearing it again in the next California election.


38 posted on 12/31/2004 12:02:50 AM PST by duznshwrnkd (There is no 'I' in Team America)
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To: El Gran Salseron

I think the kitties are really bored and not very hungry, so they played with the mouse for a long time before sckrunching its little skull...


39 posted on 12/31/2004 1:12:54 AM PST by fire_eye (Socialism is the opiate of academia.)
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To: fire_eye

Or is this some form of polemicism? Antics so absurd that we are disarmed by our own scorn? Court Jesters in our midst? Shall we die of laughter?


40 posted on 12/31/2004 2:13:44 AM PST by CBart95
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To: GeronL; All
"REFORM, n. Rollback of New Deal reforms, laws, standards and social protections. (Nick Gill, Newton, MA)"

Sounds good to me!

41 posted on 12/31/2004 5:16:20 PM PST by perfect stranger (Godel, Escher and Bach. The Eternal Golden Braid)
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To: cfhBAMA
FUNNY, adj.: what "the Republican Dictionary" isn't.
42 posted on 01/02/2005 8:11:15 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (I feel more and more like a revolted Charlton Heston, witnessing ape society for the very first time)
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