[lit-ideas] Excerpt from the Republican Dictionary

  • From: Eric Yost <NYCEric@xxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2004 07:25:47 -0500

[extract of http://www.thenation.com/edcut/index.mhtml?bid=7&pid=2086]

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, 

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. (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, 

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 

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)

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