Posted by Bruce Kahl on November 29, 2004
In Reply to: Red-meat rhetoric posted by Lee on November 29, 2004
: Could anyone tell me about the word origin of 'red-meat rhetoric'?
"Red-meat rhetoric" can refer to a political speech which is loud, brash and in your face.
The image is one of a piece of beef dripping with blood ,very raw, uncooked or undercooked.
Most political speeches are well rehearsed and calm with an image of medium well done beef.