WOW! That’s an eyeful, maybe the 80’s were our best years. M
In 1995 GOPAC was a right wing group chaired by Newt Gingrich.
Gingrich produced a handout called Language: A Key Mechanism
It was a list of 113 words for use in attacks on progressive ideas
“Words and phrases are powerful,” wrote Gingrich.
“…memorize as many as possible and remember that like any tool, these words will not help if they are not used.”
“Apply these (words) to the opponent, their record, proposals, and their party.”
The words on his list were: “traitors, betray, sick, pathetic, lie, liberal, radical, hypocrisy, corruption, permissive attitude, greed, self-serving, ideological, anti-flag, anti-family, anti-child, anti-jobs, unionized bureaucracy, impose, and coercion.”
from Language: A Key Mechanism of Control by Newt Gingrich
Republicans branded Democrats as, “sick, pathetic, incompetent, liberal traitors whose self-serving permissive attitudes promote a unionized bureaucracy and an anti-flag, anti-family, anti-child, anti-job ideology.”
• abuse of power
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