Did you by any chance mean sidewinder?
- n. alternative spelling of stem-winder.
“To undo the harm the Wright videos had done to the campaign, Obama and Favreau concocted a five-thousand-word stemwinder to distance Obama from the man without exactly disowning him.”
“The next time he gives a stemwinder will be the first.”
“Video of our intrepid Lt. Governor John Cherry delivering a "stemwinder" at the 2009”
“Traveling to Republican Kansas, Mr. Obama chose the town of Osawatomie to deliver a stemwinder on a middle class being crushed by the greed of monied interests and their Republican enablers in Washington.”
“That populist stemwinder appeal still resonates, regardless of party.”
“His speech was, literally, a stemwinder: He stood back from the lectern, bending at the waist as he spoke without benefit of notes or apparent structure.”
“He did have notes, and delivered a stemwinder about the meaning of Obama's election, the crises of California, the nation, and the world, the challenge of the biggest spending Republican campaign in history, and how Wall Street nearly tanked the economy and must be reined in.”
“She needs to rally the party base (which she did with her usual stemwinder at the state party convention), castigate her opponents, and raise a lot of money (cue the president).”
“Instead, he gave a 10-minute stemwinder, in Dari and in English, that had them pounding on the tables. âWe made mistakes,â he yelled. âBut we did not make a mistake when we freed Afghanistan, and the job is not done.”
“Obama's response is nice, but typical of Obama it's a real stemwinder.”
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