I've noticed that some people are having trouble making sense of the Republican reaction to the election. Let's offer some guidance.
Freedom = tax cuts for rich; viewing the planet as a profit opportunity; having the unrestrained right to own guns
Liberty = tax cuts for rich; enforced conformity to 1950s social norms
Oppression = no tax cuts for rich; government's failure to impose their religious beliefs on everyone
Rights = tax cuts for rich; federal benefits for white people
Socialism = no tax cuts for rich; other people's federal benefits
Tyranny = no tax cuts for rich with a black President
Big spending = money spent on things they don't profit from
Legitimate government = money spent on things they profit from
Deficit = really big number used to scare voters
Tax Cuts = good; magic engine of prosperity; reduction in federal revenue irrelevant to debt
Public Debt = evil; a black hole destined to destroy everything good in the world that mysteriously loses its power and significance when Republicans are in control of the budget; result of Democrat big spending.
Private Debt = good; a mechanism by which the rich get richer and the poor get poorer
National defense = see "legitimate government."
National security = secret things that would otherwise be illegal
Homeland security = secret legitimate government
Jobs = something voters want that becomes significant around elections
Growth = increasing corporate profits and capital gains
Efficiency = turning public functions into profit opportunities
Voter fraud = Democrat victory
Fair election = working class has to lose a day's pay to vote; long lines only in cities
Judicial activism = court decisions they don't like
Judicial restraint = court decisions they like
Constitution = piece of paper sometimes useful for judicial restraint; source of 2nd Amendment and a bunch of words
State's rights = excuse for returning programs and regulations to states
Return to states = eliminate
Illegal Alien = brown people who have recently come to America
Immigrant = white people whose grandparents came to America
American = white people who don't know how they got here
Life = a short period of exalted human value beginning at conception, ending at birth, and returning when someone wants to die.
Pursuit of Happiness = fighting for tax cuts; accumulating stuff; firing guns; feeling superior to someone
Jesus = someone really powerful who loves them no matter what they do and who will someday punish people they don't like