New Newsericks Dictionary

(A Work in Progress)

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Afterbirthers: Those who still suspect that President Obama is not an American citizen (aka “Birthers”), even after publication of the President’s long-form birth certificate.

Assholiness: Unjustified holier-than-thou attitude often present in those who believe they are morally superior to others, e.g. members of the Religious Right (Synonym: Moral rectumtude)

 


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Death panels: (1) Right-wing distortion and defamation of provision to allow Medicare reimbursement of end of life planning (viz. Newsericks death panels series for more background), or (2) actual death panel established by Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer.

 


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Foxists: A group of news program viewers characterized by their extreme views and them-us worldview.

Foxus Group: A market research focus group (generally consisting of Foxists) organized and implemented by Fox News in order to promote a pre-ordained narrative, rather than to obtain objective information and views as is the case with actual focus groups.

 


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Gaffability: (1) Occassional gaffes which while sometimes laughable, also reveal character and make someone more likeable; (2) Occassional gaffes which demonstrate more ability and self-confidence rather than less (viz. Gaffability for more background and examples).

G-O-Tea: (1) The Tea Party wing of the Republican Party, or (2) the transformation of the Republican Party into the Tea Party (viz. G-O-Tea for more background).

 


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Hatriot: A self-declared patriot who perceives and acknowledges love for country only in terms of hating and attacking others (viz. True American Hatriots for more). Related terms: Hatriotism, Hatriotic.

Hatriotic: Loving one’s country, but only in terms of hating others. Related terms: Hatriotism, Hatriot.

Hatriotism: The act of (supposedly) loving one’s country solely in terms of hating, deriding, and/or attacking “others” (viz. True American Hatriots and Hate This and I’ll Love You for more background). Origin: Now commonly associated with the American Tea Party, though it predates that group and exists in other countries as well. Related terms: Hatriot, Hatriotic.

 


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Moral rectumtude: Certainty of one’s moral superiority without objective basis. Synonyms: Assholiness.

 


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Owninism: The generally right-wing preoccupation with private ownership and operation of everything always, even when demonstrably counter-productive (viz. Glenn’s Favorite Ism for more background). Related term: onanism.

 


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Repub: Somewhat derogatory abbreviation for Republicans (viz. Newsericks Republicans series for more background). Related terms: Republicanite, Republican’t.

Republicanite: Generally derogatory term for Republicans, meant to focus on their ideological rigidity (viz. My Worst Video and Newsericks Republicans series for more background). Related terms: Repub, Republican’t.

Republican’t: Generally derogatory term for Republicans focusing on their negativity and reflexive opposition to any policy proposed by Democrats (viz. Newsericks Party of No series for more background). Related terms: Repub, Republicanite.

 


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Santorum: A frothy mixture of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex. Origin: a frothy combination of Rick Santorum’s homophobic idiocy and Dan Savage’s wit (viz. Santorum for more background).

Senioritis: (1) the “disease” that sometimes makes high-school seniors feel compelled to act compulsively and foolishly (2) the “disease” that sometimes makes seniors and their interest groups compulsively pursue foolish policies (viz. Senioritis for more background).

 


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“That’s so gay”: (1) derogatory phrase which intrinsically accuses the target of homosexuality (archaic); (2) recognition that there’s at least a little gayness in all of us. (Viz. That’s So Gay for more background.)

 


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