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- n. Plural form of bogeywoman.
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We can say, yes, our office holders, and even our nominee, are mired in a broken system, but, when the Republican bogeymen and bogeywomen are gone -- in just a few short, summer months -- the political scene will shift.
As Republicans try to scare supporters into voting by holding up Democratic bogeywomen, President Bush took care to present a positive face of the Republican majority, Chief Justice John Roberts.
Beyond that, the idea of immigrants as bogeymen and bogeywomen, coming to attack us, is all too common in the world today (Islam overrunning Europe, Chinese overrunning South East Asia, etc., etc.)
Hence within minutes of Justice David Souter's retirement announcement the right once again envisioned America at the abyss -- everything, from religious freedom to the family unit, now wobbles at the edge of apocalyptic destruction, liberal-style -- so they march forth to clang the alarm of bogeymen, or in this instance, bogeywomen, everywhere.