STANK TANK (as in a smelly THINK TANK):
A statement or way of thinking which characterizes the quintessential right-wing negative view of almost anything which is the least bit progressive, fair, logical, equitable, humanistic, or generally helpful to the common public-at-large.
Stank-tanking stretches right-wing tenets —even moderate ones— to a point which can only be described as irrational, unreasonable, cynical, grotesque, stupid, and often downright indecent (which, ironically, negates the "traditional moral values" right-wing tenet and renders it hypocritical). Usually racist, sexist, condescending and mocking of the down-trodden. Always short-sighted, selfish and narrow-minded.
Examples of STANK TANK:
-Corporations are people
-Women who use birth control are sluts
-Asians don't view life as "we" do: Life is cheap to them (quote from General Westmoreland, Vietnam era)
-College students are snobs
-"I'm unemployed too" (quote from millionaire, Mitt Romney)
-The unemployed are lazy
-"Work makes you free" (sign at concentration camp entrance)
-"Let them eat cake" (quote attributed to Marie-Antoinette, when told that the people had no bread to eat)
“If gays are granted rights, next we'll have to give rights to prostitutes and to people who sleep with St. Bernards and to nailbiters.” (quote from Anita Bryant)
-Poor people deserve to be poor
-Black people should "go back to where they came from"
-Latinos are illegal until proven otherwise
-Global warming is a hoax
-If you've seen one Redwood tree, you've seen them all (quote from Ronald Reagan)
-The U.S. auto industry should go bankrupt
“... homosexuals cannot reproduce ...so they must recruit our children.” (Anita Bryant)
-Union workers are socialist thugs
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