Definitions

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  • adj. Having at least some basis in reality

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Examples

  • On October 17, 2004, the New York Times published a controversial article by Ron Suskind in which he quoted an aide to President George W. Bush later identified as Karl Rove as follows: The aide said that guys like me were 'in what we call the reality-based community,' which he defined as people who 'believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.'

    George Heymont: Living in Parallel Universes

  • Tom Corbett on Tuesday proposed what he described as a "reality-based budget" that cuts spending 3% to close a projected $4 billion deficit for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

    Pennsylvania Budget Cuts Hit Education

  • The White House, he said, didn’t waste time worrying about those “in what we call the reality-based community” who “believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.”

    The Panic Virus

  • Back in 2002, journalist Ron Suskind had a meeting with a "senior advisor" to George W. Bush and what that advisor told him seems appropriate for any such gravestone or future memorial to American defeat: "The aide said that guys like me were 'in what we call the reality-based community,' which he defined as people who 'believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality...

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • On health care, Broun was equally reality-based which is to say: not at all, saying thing like this: "If ObamaCare passes, that free insurance card that's in people's pockets is gonna be as worthless as a Confederate dollar after the War Between The States -- the Great War of Yankee Aggression." this:

    Crooks and Liars

  • In 2004, a Bush Administration official famously made a dismissive comment about the "reality-based community" to reporter Ron Suskind.

    Spencer Critchley: No Mistake: Why Michele Bachmann Is Trying to Rewrite History

  • And those of us who want to live in a reality-based community will have to lead the way, especially through art, in creating a goal of the imagination: THIS is what real, desirable, valuable people look like.

    Archive 2010-05-01

  • In the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, they derided those of us who believed in science as hopelessly "reality-based".

    Obama at the National Academy of Sciences

  • As portions of our reality-based world seem to spin out of control via potential pandemic, peak oil, species loss, ocean dead zones, and the seemingly endlessly accelerating consequences of climate change, it's nice to have someone on board who gets it.

    Obama at the National Academy of Sciences

  • I think it's absolutely critical that MSNBC maintain its liberal primetime as a conveyer of reality-based news.

    Keith Olbermann counted down to zero tonight.

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