vast right-wing conspiracy

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vast right-wing conspiracy (plural vast right-wing conspiracies)

  1. (US, colloquial, Politics) A supposed conspiracy perpetuated by members of the Republican Party.
    • 1998. Hillary Rodham Clinton, NBC's The Today Show, in an interview with Matt Lauer, January 27, 1998:
      I do believe that this is a battle. I mean, look at the very people who are involved in this — they have popped up in other settings. This is — the great story here for anybody willing to find it and write about it and explain it is this vast right-wing conspiracy that has been conspiring against my husband since the day he announced for president.

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Originally a serious comment by Hillary Rodham Clinton in 1998, in reference to the perception that her husband was being persecuted, the term has since been adopted by conservatives who feel proud of this label. Rush Limbaugh, radio talk show host, has referred to his fan base as the "Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy" and himself as "Mr. Big" of the VRWC.

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