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October 13, 2004
If You Hear the Codeword, Scream Real Loud!
Posted by Frank J. at 03:21 PM | View blog reactions | Comments (49)

I heard that Bush's mention of the Dredd Scott case in the last debate was a codeword for Roe v. Wade.

How devious!

Of course, the liberals have codewords too. Here's a list of some of them so you'll be prepared for tonight's debate.


the rich, the wealthy = you
e.g. "We’ll fund things by taxing the rich."

fair = huge, enormous
e.g. "Everyone needs to pay their fair share."

progressive (n.) = shrill left-wing nut
e.g. "Michael Moore is a prominent progressive."

progressive (adj.) = appallingly moronic
e.g. "We hope to get into law more progressive policies."

choice, women's rights, reproductive rights = abortion

choose = abort, kill
(this one is really taking hold; it's only a matter of time until we hear a news report about headless prostitutes being found and thus a "serial-chooser" is on the loose)

undocumented immigrants = illegal immigrants

militants, insurgents = murdering terrorists

terrorism = nuisances

protestor = stupid, dirty, noisy hippy

freedom of speech = liberal speech being forced on everyone by law

suppression of speech = criticism of liberal speech

climate of fear = sense of reality
e.g. "Republicans are trying to win by creating a climate of fear."

fit to print = carefully edited to make conservatives look bad
e.g. "All the news that's fit to print."

Whole phrases can be codes too:

"I support the troops but not the war." = "I hope the news reports more casualties I can use as a political bludgeon."

"Labels are only to scare people." = "Stop accurately calling me a liberal; I'm trying to hide that."

"One person's terrorist is another's freedom fighter." = "I'm such a moral midget, I can't even call people murdering women and children what they are."

"You’re questioning my patriotism!" = "Your legitimate attacks on my voting record is making me question my patriotism."

"No blood for oil." = "..."

There is also one codeword that originated on Democratic Underground and has started to spread elsewhere:

freeper = 1. (archaic) someone who posts on Free Republic
2. someone who uses rational thought

e.g. "How can you say Edwards didn't completely trash Cheney in the debate in every way possible? I smell freeper."

That's all I can think of now. If I missed any, put them in the comments.

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