from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or supporting the political or social establishment.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who supports the political or social establishment
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who regards the Church primarily as an establishment formed by the State, and overlooks its intrinsic spiritual character.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or connected with an established church, or the doctrine of establishment in religion.
- n. An upholder of the doctrine of the recognition of a church by the state and its maintenance by law. [Rare.]
As a recent Washington Monthly profile laid out, Hoyer is considered a centrist on foreign policy issues, an "establishmentarian" and the leadership's unofficial liason to the conservative Blue Dog Democrats caucus.
Casting him as the corrupt and vicious Cuban police captain known as the Red Vulture struck me as inspired until I remembered how often Kovacs the absurdist, iconoclastic comedian appeared in movies playing establishmentarian authority figures straight.
What they are are establishmentarian types comfortable with the status quo who don't hate gay people and want their wives and daughters and selves to have access to abortion and accept it more or less as a given that poor people's children probably shouldn't be left to starve in the streets, provided it doesn't cost too much money to feed them and move them inside at least during the winter.
This is, of course, nonsense, as has been pointed out even by mainstream establishmentarian economists like Laura D'Andrea Tyson, chairwoman of Bill Clinton's Council of Economic Advisors, who observed that:
True, but vacuous, weasel-worded, fact-free, faux-expert prognostications by contemptible establishmentarian hacks rank pretty low on the list of charities I donate to.
Excepting, for two, when Katie Couric and Mayor Michael Bloomberg — representative of the DL/LEM *** and the establishmentarians in government — were virtually hoping it could be attributed to at least someone, anyone, on the center-right or right, there were no corresponding figures among the DL/LEM or establishmentarian government types on the right who were hoping it could be attributed to someone of theleft.
Excepting, for three, in addition to Couric and Bloomberg, there was an entire array of others among the DL/LEM and establishmentarian types in govt., including the administration, who were inline with the sentiments expressed by Couric and Bloomberg.
Gingrich's opponents have sought to label him as an establishmentarian, arguing he's been inside the Washington beltway too long.
And read Rosen's post on how the internet is contributing to the erosion of the establishmentarian Media's ability to control the message, Audience Atomization Overcome.
Dig Yglesias, the ultimate liberal establishmentarian, positioning himself for that nice suck-up Obama-ist thinktank gig a couple years down the line.