32 definitions by shoqvalue

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An organized political tactic or strategy aimed at exposing and promoting the actual facts about a political candidate, their positions, or their record.

A play on "Swiftboating," where baseless allegations are widely promoted to smear a candidate (often with funding provided by outside groups),"Truthboating" is designed to discredit a candidate or their positions based on well documented facts or the public record.

While some might consider telling the truth about a candidate to be a "dirty trick," others feel the practice may actually make an important contribution to electoral politics.
Mitt Romney called it "disgusting" that the Obama campaign was citing actual facts about when he worked at Bain Capital. Such truthboating is expected to escalate as the presidential election approaches.
by shoqvalue July 14, 2012
A contrived political message or theme designed to inspire or reinforce a blind adherence to a party or idea, often with a cynical awareness that professional and amateur followers and pundits will relentlessly repeat it throughout the Internet and mass media echo chambers with a nearly syncopated precision.
The talk show host knew that by pounding the table and screaming "we must take our government back," he was reissuing a marching meme that had inspired his many sycophantic followers in the past.
by shoqvalue June 18, 2010
Corporate + Democrat

A politician who poses as a believer in representative democracy, but is actually, by ideology or legislative action, a firm proponent of a ruling corpocracy, where most power and policy is centered around propping up or protecting corporate interests.
Senators Evan Bayh, Richard Shelby, and Diane Feinstein are often seen as Corpocrats.
by shoqvalue February 18, 2010
1) A registered member of the Republican party who is also a fundamentalist Christian

2) A registered Republican who chants "we must return to core conservative principals" with a monotonous, quasi-theistic regularity, often causing more moderate party members to consider the merits of registering as an independent.

3) A registered Republican who is also known to identify with, or apparently willing to appear as identified with the Christian Taliban Party (CTP).
Sam Brownback is a Republimentalist.

Sara Palin has known ties to the Republimentalist wing of the GOP.

Michelle Bachmann questions whether anyone but a Republimentalist can really love America, or keep it safe from Terrorists.
by Shoqvalue November 29, 2009
Corporation + America

A shorter and more candid name for the corpocracy formerly known as the United State of America, prior to the Supreme Court's infamous "Citizen's United vs. FEC" decision.
As a citizen of Corperica, I am forced to accept that the rights of corporations are equal to mine as an individual.
by shoqvalue February 21, 2010
Chamber of Commerce + Teabagger

An executive, supporter or operative of any Chamber of Commerce that is overtly or covertly seeking to co-opt or align the various "Tea Party" (a.k.a. Teabagger) movements with themselves and the Republican Party, to further their traditionally pro-corporate political interests.
Having little experience organizing rallies, he was eager to listen to the friendly Chamberbagger who seemed eager to help.
by shoqvalue April 06, 2010
A Puritopian is a self-described liberal or progressive whose political orientation is to be angry, dissatisfied and unhappy with the state of the nation, because in their view, liberal policies are not being implemented quickly or forcefully enough. They have particular contempt for Democratic presidents.

They are ideological purists who disdain compromise and incremental change, which they see as "selling out" liberal ideas like full employment, an end to war, and liberal social policy. Their views can often sound like utopian fantasy where opposing views never exist.

Puritopians dislike Republicans but reserve their greatest disdain for Democratic presidents, whom they relentlessly attack for not meeting a set of ideological goal posts that are constantly adjusted to ensure that the president will be deemed a disappointment, "not progressive enough" or "just like a Republican" no matter what policy achievements are made.

Puritopians routinely dismiss or ignore congress' role in making or impeding policy, believing presidents can simply "use the bully pulpit" in order to overcome constitutional or legislative obstacles.

Puritopians have an affinity for 3rd party politics as a way to punish Democratic presidents. They are especially hostile to President Obama and deem anyone who expresses a lack of ill will toward him to be "Obamabots" and enemies of liberalism.

Puritopian supersedes Emo Progressive. (Seen as too pejorative).
Example1: After Eric Holder announced congress had blocked the Justice Department from trying 9/11 mastermind KSM in civilian court, social networks lit up with puritopians complaining that President Obama had broken his campaign promise to end military tribunals. Their criticism did not mention congressional Democrats who helped block Holder.

Example2: Puritopians dismissed healthcare reform as a failure, saying President Obama should have used the bully pulpit to achieve a single payer system, despite the fact that Sen. Harry Reid made it clear that such a plan could not pass the Senate.
by shoqvalue January 09, 2012
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