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  • From Vic Toews 'proposal to jail ten-year-olds, to former Ontario Premier Mike Harris' slashing of welfare benefits and setting up snitch lines to harass the poor, to the eliminationist rhetoric with which we are all by now drearily familiar, "sado-politics" has become the hallmark of a certain type of conservative.

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  • Or is this just more of those sado-politics Dawg was talking about?

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  • My word, in which I take a certain pride, is "sado-politics," used to describe the right-wing political penchant for inflicting pain and generating vicarious enjoyment of that pain as a political ploy.

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  • From Vic Toews' proposal to jail ten-year-olds, to former Ontario Premier Mike Harris' slashing of welfare benefits and setting up snitch lines to harass the poor, to the eliminationist rhetoric with which we are all by now drearily familiar, "sado-politics" has become the hallmark of a certain type of conservative.

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  • He was, in other words, a rising young star of conservative sado-politics.

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  • Right politics is sado-politics, in the main, and this is an example that I intend to use in the future.

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  • Welcome to the wonderful world of municipal sado-politics.

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  • Sado-politics: appeal to the sadistic instincts of the electorate, e.g., by calling for capital punishment or excusing torture or cutting welfare payments.

    June 13, 2009