GLOSSARY OF POLITICAL TERMS

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527 political groups - the result of a loophole in Sect. 527 of the Internal Revenue Code. They are designed to bypass federal election laws, so they can raise unlimited soft money from individuals, corporations and unions and influence federal elections.

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ACORN Scandals - In 2009, Hannah Giles and James O'Keefe, two private citizen journalists, went into several ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) offices across the U.S.A. and made hidden video recordings. They posed as a prostitute and pimp attempting to purchase a house with ACORN's help, for the purpose of prostitution using very young girls illegally brought into the country from South America. ACORN representatives were filmed offering advice on how to subvert the law to gain home loans, offered to assist with tax evasion, human smuggling and child prostitution. ACORN was already under an ongoing investigation for voter fraud. Several employees were convicted of voter registration fraud in 2007. In 2008 they were under investigation for voter fraud in 14 states. In addition, Citizens Consulting Inc., the umbrella group controlling Acorn, was paid $832,000 by the Obama campaign for get-out-the-vote efforts in key primary states. President Obama got his start as a community organizer at ACORN in 1992, and in 1995 he defended ACORN in a key case upholding the Motor Voter Act, the very law that mandated postcard registration that flooded election offices with bogus registrations. a priori - from cause to effect; from a general law to a particular instance; valid independently of observation. abolitionist - one who favors doing away with slavery. absolutism - the principle or the exercise of complete and unrestricted power in government. acid rain - a theory that pollution rises into the atmosphere and chemicals are returned to earth in the rain. ACLU - American Civil Liberties Union. Nonprofit, nonpartisan litigation and lobbying organization which, among other activities, defends "freedom of expression, privacy, due process, and equal protection on behalf of anyone, no matter how unpopular the issue.

ad hominem - appealing to a prejudice or emotion, to discredit what someone believes. Instead of addressing the opposing side's argument or position, you make a personal attack on their character. affirmative action - laws mandating increased numbers of women and minorities, especially in employment. altruism - sacrifice of the self for the welfare of others. amendment - an alteration of or addition to a bill, constitution, etc. anarchist - one who seeks to overturn, by violence, society and government, with no intention of establishing another orderly system. Anarchist (libertarian) - this anti-american faction is made up of far-left extremists from the communist, socialist democrat, and environmentalist movements. They condemn capitalism, advocate intolerance and violence, utilizing terrorist methods to implement change. Antifederalist - a person who opposed the adoption of the proposed U.S. Constitution. Anti-Semitearbitrary - one who discriminates against or who is hostile toward or prejudiced against Jews. Sometimes used as a label for those who criticize Israel or it's policies, in order to intimidate and stifle disagreement. Articles of Confederation - the constitution of the 13 American colonies, adopted in 1781 and replaced in 1789 by the U.S. Constitution. atheism - the doctrine or belief that there is no God or gods. attorney general - the chief law officer of a country or state and head of its legal department. autarky - national economic self-sufficiency. autocracy - a government where uncontrolled or unlimited authority is in the hands of one person. axis-of-evil - countries to be attacked; Bush administration hitlist (currently includes Iran, North Korea, and possibly now Syria threatening moves against Cuba and Venezuela also made by this regime)

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bear market - a declining or tending toward a declining in prices. bigotry - intolerance of anyone else's creed, belief, or opinion. bill - a form or draft of a proposed statute presented to a legislature.

They blame President George W.10.representing. distribution.a council advising a sovereign.Democrats that frequently take Republicans or Independents political positions. They also oppose any position advocated by the President just because he supports it. as well as contributions. bureaucracy . etc.a formal statement of the fundamental rights of the people of a nation. unreasonable and belligerent in their opposition.The term BDS refers to a seriously paranoid state-of-mind. and in all the state constitutions. Constitution as Amendments 1 . *brute force* hacker attack . . and labor unions from communicating with the public about those who hold or seek public office via ads.S. or including members from two parties or factions. foolish. or password until it finds the one that works. Bush for virtually every ill in the world. such a statement incorporated in the U. and 4) when you sign up for the account you answer 2-3 random questions. combination. Some methods used to circumvent a brute force attack: 1) imposing a delay between failed attempts 2) locking the account after so many failed attempts and 3) requiring that two or three issued words.an economic system in which investment in and ownership of the means of production.officials using fixed fules and a hierarchy of authority characterized by red tape. capitalism . It tries using every possible code. president.the threat of American-made weapons being turned against American troops Blue Dog Democrats .application of general ethical principles to particular cases of conscience or conduct. bull market . and exchange of wealth is made and maintained by private individuals. characterized by. bi-partisan . delay or inaction Bush Derangement Syndrome (BDS) . Characterized by favorable prospects for the economy. casuistry . budget . that affects some liberals. C cabinet .Bill of Rights . blow-back . They become totally. be typed back by you. You can then be challenged to give the correct answer to one of the questions before you can proceed.one of most widely used forms of attack. regardless of the position's merits. to prove you are a person and not a computer.an itemized estimate of expected income and expense and a plan of operation based on such an estimate. issue-oriented advocacy organizations.a rise in prices. campaign finance reform-Federal laws that are supposed to curtail corporations.

CIA .S. Marxist activists. anti-capitalism. especially the means of production.a war between political factions or regions within the same country.In 2009 there was a hacking of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the Univ. etc.S.the court of general jurisdiction in some states.a closed meeting of a group of persons belonging to the same political party or faction usually to select candidates or to decide on party policy censorship . prizes. They also manipulated data to make the case for global warming appear stronger than it is. such as corporations.the chief minister of state as in Germany. chaos . vying for the greatest amount of profits. These scientists also deleted emails and to prevent data from being revealed under the Freedom of Information Act. The U. competition . Over a thousand emails were taken and the contents placed on the Internet for all to see. a distinguished Professor Emeritus at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Medea Benjamin is a Socialist/Marxist. because they are considered morally or politically objectionable. ecological destruction and environmental contamination with potential to keep causing both for long term collectivism .centralized control of the social and economic elements of a society. Code Pink .Central Intelligence Agency. The leader. acknowledgments. of EastAnglia. interfered with the peer-review process to prevent dissenting scientific papers from being published. communism . music. England. run by a single selfappointed political party. newspapers. some of them violent. federal agency that coordinates governmental intelligence activities.Women for Peace . The Marxist World Worker's Party plays a crucial organizing role in their anti-American activities. Climategate .the rights to personal liberty established by the 13th and 14th Amendments to the U. Constitution and certain Congressional Acts.bystander casualties.two or more entities. Kevin Trenberth of the Nat'l Center for Atmospheric Research. in Norwich. Controversy arose because the emails revealed that several climate scientists had colluded to withhold scientific information. of East Anglia.caucus .dividing society into groups where the members of each group share basically the same economic and political characteristics. civil rights .a state of utter confusion and disorder. class . civil war .a group of feminist anti-war. plays. collateral damage . were three of the scientists who had some of their emails made public. and Philip D Jones a climatologist at the U. This group organizes protests. etc.a system of social organization in which a totalitarian state. controls all economic and social activity. chancellor . . speech.suppressing books. Richard Somerville. circuit court .

privatization of business and lower taxes.a surprise attack by a foreign terrorist group. The Constitution . or individuals with a political agenda. decriminalization . declared the colonies to be free and independent of England.one of two continental assemblies that first met from September 5 to October 26. debunk . conscription . conspiracy . or limited Government. 1776. during which period the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation were adopted. from parent forms.the fundamental law of the U. unlawful. deficit .Represented by the Republican party. They support a strong national defense and their champion is probably Ronald Reagan.the belief that God created the universe. Continental Congress .the amount by which a sum of money falls short of the required amount. using computer technology and the Internet to cripple or disable infrastructure. framed in 1787 by the Constitutional Convention and carried into effect March 4. It also refers to proselytizing and encouraging others to study and convert to Islam..the public act by which the Second Continental Congress on July4.S. Constitutional Convention . Dawa . D Darwinism .the theory that the origin of the species is derived by descent. including all life.congress .the national legislative body of the U. cyber terrorism . They respect the dignity of the individual.the convention of representatives from each of the colonies (except Rhode Island) that met in Philadelphia in 1787 to frame the U. A duty to encourage fellow Muslims to piety.S.the draft. through the natural selection of those best adapted to survive in the struggle for existence. or surreptitious plan formulated in secret by two or more persons. in its present form precisely as stated in the Bible in the book of Genesis. 1774.the elimination of criminal penalties for the possession or use of something. 1789. . consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives. They claim to want less. One who generally favors economic liberty. Constitution.S. treacherous. free markets. private property. prefering personal freedoms over equality.to expose a sham or falseness by presenting a truthful explanation Declaration of Independence .an evil. Mandatory enrollment in the military. Conservative .. and afterward met from 1775 to 1789. or political Right. with variation. creationism .

some of which include opposition to the Iraq war. The earmark is usually a reward offered to politicians to get their votes on bills they would not otherwise support.a weighted average of thirty stocks chosen by Dow Jones and Company as representative of the size and financial performance of the premier corporations in America.a philosophical concept which postulates that all events.false information deliberately and often covertly spread (as by the planting of rumors) in order to influence public opinion or obscure the truth doublespeak . diplomacy over military action. democrat . The economic crisis which began around the time of the stock market crash in October 1929 and continued through the 1930s. Democrats favor liberal or progressive positions. welfare programs targeted to the poor. global warming. Pork barrel spending is often referred to as a "back room deal" during which taxpayer money is allocated without benefit of a public hearing or review. through taxsupported programs. at achieving this equality.a nation that favors states' rights rather than a strong national government.the art or practice of a logical discussion as of the truth of a theory or opinion. A good example is the Obama Health care bill. balanced budget and unionized labor. depression . downsize .democracy . are predetermined. dialectic . dictator . and Sen.a prolonged and very severe recession. Mary Landrieu D-LA received what was called the "Louisiana purchase" for her vote. democratic republic . Dhimmitude . Dow Jones Industrial Average . Sen. determinism .language deliberately constructed to disguise its actual meaning doublethink .a form of government to which the supreme power is vested in and exercised directly by the people or by their representatives elected under a free electoral system. Ben Nelson D-NE was given the "Nebraska Kickback" for his vote.a term used to describe a very specific type of pork barrel spending. affirmative action. disinformation .one who assumes absolute control without the free consent of the people.reduction of employees E earmarks . globalism..maintaining a contradiction in mind as one speaks the opposite of one's own belief. Those who accept Islam due to force. A non-muslim can practice their own religion but are considered inferior. fear or cowardice are inferior.One who advocates social and economic equality and government efforts. An Islamic superstructure that denies equal rights. The earmark is inserted into a bill to benefit a special project for the politician involved. . including human actions.

a theory that the various types of animals and plants have their origin in other preexisting types and that the distinguishable differences are due to modifications in successive generations. that through education. have the same opportunities for economic.one of the three main branches of the U. such as: forced abortions. environmentalism . a person who uses sabotage. putting sterilizing agents in drinking water. political.advocating working towards the protection of air. evolution . eliminationist . Enlightenment . animals. Animal Liberation Front (ALF).Ecoterrorist .originally a term used to describe Hitler's plan to eliminate the Jews.reporters who are absorbed into an advancing military unit. Further.a trend during the 18th century that favored the power of human reason. achievement. continuing progress in knowledge. arson and violence in order to achieve environmentalist aims egalitarian .political terrorism. It was believed that knowledge could only come from observation guided by reason and that through reason. plants. or cultural group.depending upon experience or observation alone. equality . human nature could be changed for the better. social. and other resources from pollution and its effects.improving the human gene pool by discouraging procreation by persons with undesirable traits. arson and violence in order to achieve environmentalist aims. and who may even dress like soldiers. empirical . etc.political terrorism. ethnic cleansing . achievement. Many believe animals are more important than humans. Eugenics . Eliminationists support programs for humans. without using science or theory. water.characterized by the belief in the equality of all men. and extermination. Greenpeace and Earth First! are organizations that support violent tactics. embedded reporters . Today it is often used to describe a group of environmental radicals who have apocalyptic environmental views that treat humans as a disease. Environmental terrorism . .the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial. and morality could be sustained. also known as Genocide .the state in which all people. Chaim Nissim and James Jay Lee were all environmental terrorists. the use of sabotage. The Unabomber. government which consists of 10 offices and 14 departments which are led by the President. Earth Liberation Front (ELF).S. so that they can make realtime reports from the front line. regardless of their individual characteristics and abilities and without any special privileges or advantages. also : the process described by this theory executive branch . other means of forced sterilization.

. by the Attorney General. G GDP .F fascism .one who advocates a strong central government. free enterprise . all demand deposits by member banks. (see NOW) food police .the doctrine of advocating social and political rights for women equal to those of men. up to a specified amount.the U. FCC . social security. FDIC . free shit . public education. regulate itself in a freely competitive market without governmental interference. feminism .a slang term for welfare. through supply and demand. foreign aid and other items financed with taxpayer money and given by government to people who claim to have a need for them. Federal Reserve System . A federal agency charged.a totalitarian governmental system that emphasizes nationalism and racism and is led by a dictator. free speech .the right of people to express their opinions publicly without governmental interference. healthy or appropriate for human consumption.Federal Communications Commission. incitement to violence or rebellion.measures the value of all goods and services produced within a given nation's borders no matter what the producer's nationality.an economic idea which states that a capitalist economy can. federalist . federal banking system that is under the control of a central board of governors (Federal Reserve Board) with a central bank (Federal Reserve Bank) in each of the 12 districts. Medicaid. and is not. etc. A board that regulates broadcasting and interstate communications.S.individuals or groups who use a political bias as a standard to determine what is. FBI .Federal Bureau of Investigations. subject to the laws against libel.a public corporation established in 1933 which insures. with investigating certain types of violations. It has wide powers in controlling credit and the flow of money. food stamps.

Homophobia .terrorists who kill themselves while murdering others.the German state secret police during the Nazi regime. government. There is much controversy if this is a natural occurrence in nature or man-made. Labeling someone Homophobic.a name given to an environmental movement that claims that humankind is to blame for any increase in the average temperature of the Earth. Environmentalists believe that fossil fuels have increased the levels of carbon dioxide.gases in the atmosphere that absorb and emit radiation. (see Soft Money) homicide bombers .an increase in the earth's atmospheric and oceanic temperatures widely predicted to occur due to an increase in the greenhouse effect supposedly resulting from pollution Global Warming Movement .measures the value of all goods and services in a given nation's economy and is determined by adding up all consumer. gravitas . God .000 a year to a political party. Global Warming . and ruler of the universe. . aversion to. and $20. This term is used as a harsher way to describe a suicide bomber. is a strategy sometimes used by the "politically correct". Gestapo . This unfamiliar word was suddenly being used by numerous members of the media and became ridiculed as orchestrated political spin.political donations given by individuals and political action committees and subject to federal contribution limits of $1. Globalization is currently being promoted by the United Nations.000 to a federal candidate.high seriousness (as in a person's bearing or in the treatment of a subject). and investment spending both world-wide and domestically. to intimidate and stifle legitimate disagreement on homosexual issues.a formal accusation in Congress or state legislature against a public official and the resulting trial. or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals. grand jury . Illuminati . impeachment . Used by Al Gore during the 2000 Presidential election to portray himself as experienced. the creator.fear of.persons possessing or claiming to possess superior understanding and knowledge. I hard money . globalization .a jury designated to inquire into alleged illegalities to determine whether or not there is sufficient evidence to warrant a trial.GNP . greenhouse gases . H.to make a worldwide government in scope or application for the purpose of increasing the interdependence of the world's markets and businesses.the Supreme Being.

Intelligent Design .The principled independent voter is registered as an independent and is not affiliated with a political party. rules.a political effort put forward by an anti-industrial group that would require a new United Nations "green police" empowered to enforce compliance and monitor each nation's . It also provides information and assistance to taxpayers and takes action when necessary and appropriate to enforce the law.a term used to describe false or misleading research that is offered as real science. judicial branch . Independents are often seen as the deciding vote in a two party system election. a tax imposed on non-muslims in Islamic countries. He is motivated to vote and to acquire information out of a sense of civic duty (nonpartisan). junk science .a rise in the general level of prices of goods and services. L Kyoto Protocol . IRS . is a strategy sometimes used by the "politically correct". and to the stated terms of laws. justice . A belief that all Muslims are terrorists. An agency of the U.a policy of national isolation by abstention from alliances and other international political and economic relations inflation . but which was not obtained using the accepted scientific method .Internal Revenue Service.the quality of conforming to principles of reason. but is a centrist who does not identify with the radical movements of that party.one of the three main branches of U.independent . Labeling someone Islamophobic. to generally accepted standards of right and wrong. He is a partisan. Department of Treasury responsible for encouraging taxpayers to voluntarily comply with the tax laws and regulations.. in matters affecting persons who could be wronged or unduly favored.the theory that matter. The term "junk science" is often applied to deceptive environmental and health studies. to intimidate and stifle legitimate disagreement on Islamic issues. J Jazyia . is the moderate independent.fear of or aversion to Muslins or others of the Islamic faith. etc. The most prevalent however. and the world were created by a designing intelligence Islamophobia . K.S. isolationism . belonging to a political party.S. the various forms of life. government whose function is to administer and enforce the laws of the United States. and agreements.

Roosevelt. They respect the individual rights of every person to include religion.S. free will. promote higher wages and better working conditions. libertarian . legislative branch .(anarchist libertarian) .a political party in Great Britain.the amount of one's additional (marginal) earnings that must be paid explicitly in taxes or implicitly in the form of a reduction in the level of one's income supplement. government consisting of elected officials empowered to make. Libertarian . labor union . or repeal laws. to crippling restrictions based on politically motivated data. it is an important determinant of the incentive to work. . Social Security and Socialized Healthcare.a curve illustrating the relationship between tax rates and tax revenues. socialist democrat. formed in 1900 and characterized chiefly by broad social reforms. M marginal tax rate . They condemn capitalism. One of the three main branches of the U. private property and economic freedoms. and environmentalist movements. Kyoto would subject the U. laissez-faire . Since it establishes the fraction of an additional dollar earned that an individual is permitted to keep. and redistributing wealth. They support the welfare state. They believe that by raising taxes. labour party . Lobbyist .Represented by the Democrat party.(classic libertarian) . and advocate intolerance and violence. change. They advocate Capitalism.to promote (as a project) or secure the passage of (as legislation) by influencing public officials Log Cabin Republicans . Liberal . interpret their data. Their champion is probably Franklin D. punishments and allocate energy consumption between nations.promotes tolerance. mete out fines.adherence to agreed limits.the theory that government should not interfere in the direction of economic affairs. among other things. A Liberal is one who generally leans towards Democratic Socialism and even some degree of Marxism. and small government. The curve reflects the fact that tax revenues are low for both very high and very low tax rates. Laffer curve . The UN will task the satellites. press and assembly. Government can eliminate the social inequalities they abhor. speech.S. which is comprised of the Senate and the House of Representatives. or the political Left.workers who organize in order to.a political organization which consists of gays and lesbians who are supporters of the Republican Party.Congress. because it promotes free markets.this anti-american faction is made up of far-left extremists from the communist.

along with Friedrich Engels. and would like to see laws enacted forcing human sterilization and/or genocide.The ideological flip side of feminism. Army. These men are sometimes referred to as "girly men".vigorously active. aggressive. like mad dogs barking at the moon. Manifested from jokes demeaning women. Moonbat . Cindy Sheehan (Mother Moonbat). and other radicals and politicians.a government program financed by federal. environmental misanthrope.the lowest wage payable. to a company's employees. misanthropy . In 2010.hatred and distrust towards the human species and human pro-creation. to violence against women.U. armed forces comprised of the Navy. Medicaid .all able-bodied males between the ages of 18 and 45 considered eligible for defensive military service in times of emergency. militia . Their prophets include Gov. queen. insecure masculinity shaped by film.A term to describe a heterosexual urban male. misogny . A kind of narcissistic.hatred. CA (Gov Moonbeam) and more recently. Metrosexual . pornography.a system of thought developed by Karl Marx. Sometimes comes from a patriarchal society that supports male-domination. using explosives took hostages at the Discovery Channel for their programming for children. and fashionable expensive clothes.a term used to describe alarmists. militant . and Marines.a state in which the supreme power is vested in a hereditary sovereign such as king.a market situation characterized by a single seller of a good or service for which there is no comparable substitute and by factors that make it difficult for other firms to enter the market for that product. It is perceived that they have sacrificed sanity for uniformity . monopoly . (see communism) Masculism .the rules of right and good conduct.. by law or union contract. advertising. not giving them access to power or decision making. morality . fanatical anti-war activist. Jerry Brown. childbirth and the promotion of families. environmental extremists. state. monarchy . and distrust of females. minimum wage .Marxism . or emperor. or combative. . They claim that these laws are "anti-male" discrimination laws which have been used to justify the vilification of men and the curtailing of men's rights. Some radical environmentalists elevate animals in order to grant them human rights and view humans as animals.S. military . who is vain. subordinating women. self-indulgent and grooms himself in clothing recommended by homosexuals. fear. in general. which is the basis for the theoretical principles of communism. It teaches that sexual equality laws serve primarily women and have created significant unconstitutional discrimination against men. James Jay Lee. and local funds for hospitalization and medical insurance for persons of all ages within certain income limits. Air Force.

Mainstream media. N nation building . (see Nazi) nationalism . A program of reducing trade barriers and internal market restrictions New World Order . which in 1933. and newspapers.undertaken after war to help rebuild the political and economic infrastructure of a country. and whose use may result in the death of those using them as well as those they wish to kill. The halocaust was omnicide. Suicide bombers commit omicide. and the belief in the physical. seized political control of Germany.Murder whose purpose is to destroy a species of humankind. it idealized the state. An American organization that at one time had as it's primary goal. moral. opposition towards democracy. (see national socialism).National Organization for Women. More recently.a member of the National Socialist German Worker's Party. formerly socialist or communist.devotion to the interests of one's own country. some came to use the term to vilify the "religious right" (Republicans that support Israel and Jews for biblical reasons). national socialism . who are conspiring to rule the world. utilizing weapons that are too terrible to be used.MSM.Fundamentally a globalistic economic agenda. Grounded in military authoritarianism. . Perceiving a split in the GOP. which includes the concepts of accountability and personal responsibility. under Adolf Hitler.the original neocons were Jewish-Americans. who moved over to the political right. generally referred to as the Illuminati or Bilderbergs. NOW . This is a reference to the major television networks. radio shows.the principles and practices of the Nazi party in Germany. Nazi . Neo-liberalism . the term "neocon" is has being broadened to include anyone who judges others using a "values" based morality. promoting equal rights for women. O oligopoly .a market situation in which only a few companies dominate and compete in a given industry omnicide . Neo-conservative (Neocon) . It has evolved into a group promoting leftist and lesbian causes. and cultural superiority of Nordic people.a conspiracy theory regarding a supposed secret powerful and influential doomsday cult.

philosophy . pluralism . which in their uniqueness cannot be reduced to just one or two. president of CNN. philosophy plurality . A group that supports animal "rights" by protesting medical testing on animals and the use of animals to make clothing. Illegally copying and distributing such things as software.willfully lying under oath before a competent tribunal.One World Order . partisan . piracy . One World Order is currently being promoted by the United Nations. about a point pertinent to a legal inquiry. cosmetics." This elitist comment. music and movies.People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.the excess of votes received by the leading candidate in an election in which there are three or more candidates.the rule of the wealthy.to make a worldwide government in scope or application for the purpose of increasing the interdependence of the world's markets and businesses. "a guy sitting in his living room in his pajamas writing.monetary expenditures. perjury . parliament . evolved into the term "pajahadeen" or "pajama clad bloggers". over those received by the next candidate. and other consumables including food.information copying prohibited by current law. P Pajahadeen/Pajama Bloggers . or cause.Jonathan Klein. used to describe the bloggers who have risen up against the mainstream media to uncover and expose their intentional political deceptions. .an adherent supporter of a person.pursuit of wisdom b: a search for a general understanding of values and reality by chiefly speculative rather than observational means c: an analysis of the grounds of and concepts expressing fundamental beliefs PETA . party. outlays . airily dismissed the bloggers who dethroned Dan Rather as. plutocracy .the view that the world contains many kinds of existent.the legislature of Great Britain made up of the House of Lords and the House of Commons.

pork barrel spending . or delegates from the State.Favor diplomacy over military action.to convert businesses from government ownership to private ownership. politically incorrect . Progressive liberal . privatize . conforming to a belief that language and practices which could offend political sensibilities (as in matters of sex or race) should be eliminated. which is generally offered to politicians to get their votes on a specific bill they would not otherwise support. primary election . stricter gun control. a highway project which cost taxpayers about $22 billion.a political party member seeking to represent the interests of ordinary people. . Another type of pork barrel spending is the Earmark.000 to study the sex life of the Japanese quail.A rate banks use in conjunction with other rates such as LIBOR and Fed Funds to determine interest rates in lending transactions. or money allocated to a powerful politician for a special project in his district. Politically correct is often referred to as "PC". affirmative action and a belief that our domestic and foreign policy should conform with international directive. being a populist.polarization . stem-cell research.this is what happens when the extreme wings of a party take control and moderates find that they have lost power. Pork barrel spending is often referred to as a "back room deal" during which taxpayer money is allocated without benefit of a public hearing or review.use of words deemed insensitive by the politically correct. politically correct . populist . Some states have closed primaries (only declared party members can vote) or open primaries. has become a political tactic.a speech code designed to limit free speech. for private concerns such as $13 million for a private pleasure boat harbor in Cleveland. A politician merely claims he is seeking to represent the interests of "ordinary people". POTUS. who will then choose the candidate. In modern usage.Presidents of the United States prime rate . rather than persuasion and understanding. Also includes abortion rights. Often this money is for absurd projects such as $107.The common use of propaganda is to use false or misleading information to promote a partisan and unbalanced picture.a derogatory term referring to appropriation of government spending for localized projects secured solely or primarily to bring money to a representative's district. It is a deliberate attempt to change people's views on a given topic through the use of deception and confusion. or that he is "one of them". that will help him get re-elected. global warming and environmental protection laws.that which has to be accepted as we find it and is not given to further explanation.an election to determine which candidate will represent the party. enabling you to vote without declaring a party affiliation. positivism . the legalization of same-sex marriage. propaganda . An example would be the Big Dig in Boston. secular government.

to be admitted to a club.Originally.the number of persons of a specific race or gender required to be enrolled in a college. The political use. it was a reference to the reexamination of the accepted "facts" and interpretations of history. push back . They encourage personal responsibility. revisionist . recession .Generally a reference to pushing back an enemy attack. or political Right. etc. republican .a doctrine that inherent differences in race determine individual achievement. One who generally favors economic liberty. with by a genuine desire to educate and correct history. Their champion is probably Ronald Reagan. control. to be hired by a company.a downturn in economic activity marked by two consecutive quarters in which there is a decline in real GNP.a term used to describe a tax increase. or limited Government and privatization of business. private property and lower taxes. However.property rights . this term references dirty politics. it has become a term used to indicate that the history has been intentionally reinterpreted. revenue enhancement .often called "Conservative" and represented by the Republican party. to demonize the enemy and force a retreat. R racism . to reflect a view that is not accurate in order to support an agenda. The idea being to do or say whatever it takes. free markets. republic . S . want less. forcing a retreat. Q quota . without having to call it a tax increase. such as when one party will lie *loudly* about whatever they have been caught lying about or doing.the rights to use.a state in which the supreme power is with the citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen by them. and obtain the benefits from a good or service. They prefer personal freedoms over equality and they support a strong national defense.

from corporations. soft money . Spin . The views are interpreted by Shia jurists. socialism . Criticism of the Quran.Supreme Court of the United States SEC . and fasting.a system of economic organization in which state owns and controls the basic means of production and where centralized planning. "Soft money" is money donated to political parties in a way that leaves the contribution unregulated. There are many interpretations of Sharia which dictates common and civil law..knowledge or a system of knowledge covering general truths or the operation of general laws especially as obtained and tested through scientific method b: such knowledge or such a system of knowledge concerned with the physical world and its phenomena Scientific Method .to formally break away from an alliance or federation. social security .a life insurance and retirement plan run by the federal government and funded through compulsory payments by employers and employees. He uses prepackaged automated tools written by others . sexuality. (see Hard Money) social democrat . opportunity for advancement.. Financial institutions that accept deposits in exchange for shares that pay dividends. by questioning his student. rather than market forces. Socratic method . Science .unlimited contributions to the political parties. Sharia and/or Islam can be punishable by death. military.a political agenda. determines the allocation of resources.principles and procedures for the systematic pursuit of knowledge involving the recognition and formulation of a problem. and the formulation and testing of hypotheses Script kiddie. experience or maturity. and wealthy individuals. SCOTUS . A board charged with regulating the public offer and sale of securities. the collection of data through observation and experiment.discrimination against women in job opportunities. sexism .a teacher. he simply runs scripts created by someone else. etc.Securities and Exchange Commission. brings the student to recognize some conclusion without telling the student that the conclusion is true.one who advocates. through a democratic process. prayer. Sharia .S & L . hygiene. etc.unwanted sexually-oriented comments or actions made towards an employee by a superior or co-worker that disrupt the working environment and/or affect said employee's wages. such as a political union. education.Savings and Loan. secede . . sexual harassment . diet. politics. economics. job security. twisting truths or facts into something that "proves" your point of view. a slow transition to socialism. unions.a non-expert who who lacks knowledge. the law of Islam that comes from the Quran and Muhammad.

a charity organization.A grass roots movement (it is not a political party) started in 2009. surgical strike . supposedly raised money for orphans. in furtherance of political or social objectives.a talker on television who talks directly into the cameras and whose upper body is all that is shown on the screen Taquiya . (FBI definition) theory . T talking head .Terrorism is the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government. the appropriation of the banking and auto industry. suicide bomber .. the national deficit. Muslims are sometimes accused of using taquiya to disseminate false information. They showed up at Townhall meetings and decried politics-asusual incumbents.a Terrorist that kills himself in the act of murdering others.Anti-capitalist. The movement grew rapidly. or lie for the furtherance of Islam. which all came together under a powerful. protesting pork barrel and government spending. etc. or any segment thereof. subsidy . For example. terrorism . with minimal damage to the surrounding area. Later it was disclosed that this money was going to terrorist organizations. The name references the Boston Tea Party protest of 1773.an attack (usually without prior warning) intended to deal only with a specific target. denounce or conceal one's faith in Islam under physical stress or torture.a hypothesis assumed for the sake of argument or investigation .suborn . the civilian population. calling the protestors "Teabaggers" Tea Party Movement . Generally this is an attack using guided weapons to hit one specific building. Teabagger . government takeover of Healthcare.to bribe or induce a witness to give false testimony.aid given by a government to a private commercial enterprise. The movement backed candidates replaced many incumbents during the 2010 election cycle. Permission to lie about. and earmarks from congressional backroom deals. the American Relief Agency. non-traditional socialist doctrine that sees the state as oppressive and advocates replacing the state system with production groups connected by a centralized agent which determines economic needs and organizes production. It is believed that working within such groups would unite workers and that this kind of unity would overcome diverging political and religious beliefs. vulgar jokes about the Tea Party movement.a slang term for the act of a man placing his scrotum in the mouth of a sexual partner. The movement is made up of several independent organizations. syndicalism . Some members of the mainstream media made crude. leaderless Tea Party movement.

a government acting on it's own. headquartered in New York City. to take his comments seriously. in order to provoke a desired response.to allure. A person who gives false. the economy and takes over private enterprise. in it's own best interests. Tory . rather than the facts.individuals or groups who use a political bias as a standard to determine what is. This would be opposed to going to the United Nations. etc.an international organization. thought police . who believe a powerful secret group is conspiring to rule the world. was the Marxism-Leninism of the Soviet Union.a member of the conservative party in Great Britain or Canada. U United Nations . appropriate for others to think or say.A conspiracy theorist who believes the 9/11 Conspiracy theory that George Bush and/or the U. truthiness . . Probably the most successful type of Totalitarianism. that recognizes no limits on it's power and authority. formed to promote international peace. on international principles designed to benefit "the many". and/or Communist. transsexual .an environmental extremist who supports the restriction of logging. and cooperation under the terms of the charter signed by 51 founding countries in San Francisco in 1945. The internet troll wants to make a fool out of anyone trusting enough. Propaganda and collectivism replace human and individual rights. to act jointly with other nations. The *troofer* believes that only he comprehends the *truth* and the rest of the people are ignorant for not seeing their truth.a satirical term used to describe people stating concepts they want to believe. which defeated the Fascists of Germany. Generally a Dictatorship that controls the media. and is not.a person with a psychological urge to belong to the opposite sex that may be carried to the point of undergoing surgery to modify the sex organs to mimic the opposite sex tree-hugger .arbitrary and unrestrained abuse of power. inflamatory. unilateralism . Truther / Troofer . Socialist. security.A political system. Government sponsored terrorism puts an end to freedom.a research institute or other organization of scholars. tyranny .think tank . outrageous. political statements. Troll . transgendered .exhibiting the appearance and behavioral characteristics of the opposite sex Totalitarianism . social or physical scientists. or insults.S. Truthiness is felt emotionally and disregards actual evidence or intellectual examination. entice and bait. generally Fascist. The word was coined by the New World Order conspiracy theorist types. was at fault for the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center.

W Watergate .Judging actions by their consequences and the pleasure derived from them. Weapons of mass destruction . . and the investigations into.Generally.C. wingnut(s) . specifically seeking a Jewish legal takeover of Palestine.a term coined by Hillary Rodham-Clinton to describe the accusations of. they would include Chemical.extremist vegetarians who consume no animal food or dairy products. The goal being the greatest amount of happiness for the most people. welfare . but are too accurate to dismiss. Biological and Nuclear weapons. President Bill Clinton's alleged misconduct and alleged illegal activities. Y.financial aid that is funded by tax dollars and given by government because of hardship or need.a movement looking toward the segregation of the Jewish people. D. a person who holds extreme political views.often referred to as "WMD".urban legend . One who abstains from using animal products (as leather). voucher .a government coupon given to parents that can only be used to send their children to the public or private school of the parents' choice.a story of doubtful authenticity involving incidents of the recent past. Z Zionism . during the 1972 presidential campaign. The political usage: A name hurled at people whose remarks you want to discredit.an illegal break-in. often including elements of humor and horror. X. V vast right wing conspiracy . by Republican campaign employees. at Democratic party national headquarters in Washington. The use of pejorative namecalling to demonize your opponents. that spreads quickly and believed to be true utilitarianism . Vegan .