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Red meat

DEFINITION

Attract followers to your policies. Most important concerns. To hungry carnivores red meat is mouth-watering, so the meaning of this phrase is to use enticing words to attract involvement to well-tuned followers. The use of words akin to wolves devouring red meat tossed to them. In political terms, the meaning corresponds to offering one’s followers the type of phrases and themes that will incite them to vote for you. (Compare to Dog whistle.)

“When the president speaks about immigration reform, it is red meat to his followers.”

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