Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Dictionary of Republicanisms

The Nation has compiled a dictionary of Republicanisms. Some of the entries are hilarious, enjoy !

I found the following specially imaginative:

democracy n. A product so extensively exported that the domestic supply is depleted [Michael Schwartz, unknown].

faith n. The stubborn belief that God approves of Republican moral values despite the preponderance of textual evidence to the contrary [Matthew Polly, Topeka, Kans.].

free markets n. Halliburton no-bid contracts at taxpayer expense [Sean O'Brian, Chicago, Ill.].

God n. Senior presidential adviser [Martin Richard, Belgrade, Mont.].

House of Representatives
n. Exclusive club; entry fee $1 million to $5 million (See Senate) [Adam Hochschild, San Francisco, Calif.].

laziness n. When the poor are not working [Justin Rezzonico, Keene, Ohio].

leisure time n. When the wealthy are not working [Justin Rezzonico, Keene, Ohio].

staying the course interj. Slang. Saying and doing the same stupid thing over and over, regardless of the result [Suzanne Smith, Ann Arbor, Mich.].

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