Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Gingrich Game


In time for the weekend debates, here is a new and improved list of Newt Gingrich's favorite words and phrasesWith the list in hand, you can use a Bingo generator to produce a card like this:


Politically correct
Grotesque
Anti-Job
Basically
Academia
Vastly
Imagine
Transform
Profoundly
Radically
Nancy Pelosi
Dumb
Fundamentally
Empower
Unelected
Enormously
Choose
Anti-Family
Anti-American
Harry Reid
Reshape
Barack Obama
Change
Elite
Absurd


Or you may simply deploy the list for (non-alcoholic) drinking games. Either way, here are some of the many items that you can plug in:


Adverbs:
  • Frankly
  • Fundamentally
  • Profoundly
  • Basically
  • Radically
  • Dramatically
  • Enormously
  • Extraordinarily
  • Vastly
Verbs
  • Imagine
  • Change
  • Transform
  • Reform
  • Empower
  • Replace
  • Reshape
  • Choose
Negative adjectives:
  • Secular
  • Socialist
  • Grotesque
  • Radical
  • Absurd
  • Sick
  • Pathetic
  • Corrupt
  • Dumb
  • Centralized
  • Politically correct
  • Left-wing
  • Unelected
  • Anti-family, anti-job, anti-American
Negative nouns
  • Bureaucracy
  • Welfare state
  • Entitlement
  • Big government
  • Elite
  • Machine (as in political machine)
  • Hollywood
  • Academia
  • Union bosses
  • Trial lawyers
Phrases and References:
  • A right to pursue happiness, not happiness stamps.
  • Bold colors, not pale pastels.
  • Vision, strategy, projects, and tactics.
  • Listen, learn, help, and lead.
  • Any battle in the American Revolution or Civil War
Positive adjectives:
  • Conservative
  • Opportunity
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Transformational
  • Solutions-oriented
  • Pro-American
Heroes:
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Pope John Paul II
  • Winston Churchill
  • Abraham Lincoln
Villains:
  • Jimmy Carter
  • Bill Ayers
  • Barack Obama
  • Barney Frank
  • Nancy Pelosi
  • Harry Reid