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dog whistle politics

dog whistle politics  n.— «A simple statement such as “I don’t like political correctness” might not sound too threatening but there are some who hear something quite different, such as “It’s okay to be racist.”...


chippy  adj.— «Because the current relationship the board has with the top politician running the Ministry of Education—the hand that feeds—has, shall we say, been somewhat chippy of late.» —“Special-ed spending spree bites hand that...

shit sheet

shit sheet n. a flyer, letter, or other document containing negative or false information about a politician or political organization. Editorial Note: This term appears to be specific to Australia. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

vacation diplomacy

vacation diplomacy n. the use of a non-state trip by a politician or diplomat to show friendliness with the nation being visited. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)


heresthetics  n.— «Heresthetics. For Riker (1986), leadership, as practiced by successful politicians, is primarily political manipulation. According to this view, leadership is evident when a politician is able to change an issue in the...


trapo n. a traditional politician believed to be corrupt. Etymological Note: < Tgl. ‘dirty rag, old rag’ < Span. ‘cleaning cloth.’ (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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