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Red-meat rhetoric

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.

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