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Political Glossary for the Midterm Elections

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Political Glossary for the Midterm Elections

Political Glossary for the Midterm Elections

Political Glossary for the Midterm Elections

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Defeaticrat, culture of corruption, and security mom are all part of the election-year war of words. Guests explain the strategy behind the slogans.

Guests:

Geoffrey Nunberg author most recently of the book, Talking Right: How Conservatives Turned Liberalism into a Tax-Raising, Latte-Drinking, Sushi-Eating, Volvo-Driving, New York Times-Reading, Body-Piercing, Hollywood-Loving, Left-Wing Freak Show; linguist at the School of Information at Berkeley

Frank Luntz, Republican pollster