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a member of a demographic group-usually a working class, high school-educated father with relatively conservative values and unpredictable voting behavior. The name refers to the stereotype that this group tends to enjoy NASCAR and other high-energy sports/entertainment

In the news…
Romney tries a retool with NASCAR race fans
(Reuters, 9/9/12)


Acronym for “Not In My Back Yard.” Opposition to any project, building or other project perceived as detrimental to the neighborhood. Also describes a person who holds such an attitude.


(an abbreviation of ‘neoconservative’) Compared to other U.S. conservatives, neoconservatives are characterized by an aggressive stance on foreign policy, a lesser social conservatism, and lesser dedication to a policy of minimal government. The “newness” refers either to being new to American conservatism (often coming from liberal or socialist backgrounds) or to being part of a “new wave” of conservative thought and political organization.

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