horizontal politics
 n.— «“I have a great respect for Barack Obama,” Huckabee said. “I think he’s a person who is trying to do in many ways what I hope I’m trying to do, and that is to say, let’s quit what I call ‘horizontal politics.’ Everything in this country is not left, right, liberal, conservative, Democrat, Republican. I think the country is looking for somebody who is vertical, who is thinking, ‘Let’s take America up and not down,’ and people will forgive you for being left or right if you go up.”» —“Top of the Ticket: Huckabee gets 10 late-night minutes before the big day” by Andrew Malcolm Los Angeles Times Jan. 2, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  1. Binky says:

    Daniel Radosh argues convincingly that horizontal / vertical is evangelical Christian lingo for towards fellow men / towards God.

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