Decoding the Jargon, Slang, and Bluster
of American Political Speech



A new eponymous phrase favored by conservatives, about misleading the public on a prominent political issue. For critics of President Barack Obama and his administration, the similarity of “Grubered” in spelling and rhyme to pejoratives word like “grubby” and “snookered” enhances its appeal.

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“A guide through the thicket, a machete with which to cut your way through the jungle of rhetoric… This volume may prove a life saver.” –Jeff Greenfield

Chuck McCutcheon is co-author of National Journal’s Almanac of American Politics, and was co-editor of Congressional Quarterly’s Politics in America 2010.
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014 - Chuck and Dave will appear at the University Club Meet The Authors Night And Book Fair, from 5:30-8 p.m. EST. 1135 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036

SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2014 -- In suburban Maryland, Chuck and Dave will participate in the Gaithersburg Book Festival. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Gaithersburg City Hall, 31 S. Summit Avenue Gaithersburg, MD.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2015 - David will discuss Dog Whistles and related topics as part of University Synagogue's Distinguished Speaker's Series, in Irvine, Calif.


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