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hiromichi



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:29 am    Post subject: NewYork Times article Reply with quote

Three questions about the newspaper article in the bottom.

1.What is Ryanesque?

2. Would you paraphrase or put into easy English the following?

The G.O.P. base just doesn’t eat that up the way it does trending memo hash tags and firing-Mueller conspiracies

3.put themselves and feeding the base first

What does this mean?





The conundrum, several strategists and lawmakers conceded, is that Mr. Trump’s legal and culture wars are more politically galvanizing to the party’s conservative base than Ryanesque sermons on the free enterprise system.

“The G.O.P. base just doesn’t eat that up the way it does trending memo hash tags and firing-Mueller conspiracies,” Nick Everhart, a Republican strategist based in Ohio, said of the party’s economic message. “Thus, it’s no surprise members of Congress in super-red districts, immune to the perilous political environment we’re headed toward, put themselves and feeding the base first.”
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:07 pm    Post subject: Re: NewYork Times article Reply with quote

1. Ryanesque means "in the style of Ryan"

2. The Republican base doesn't get excited about discussions about the free enterprise system because they prefer hash tags on twitter and conspiracies about firing Mueller.

3. The Republicans in very red districts put themselves first, and give the Republican base what they want to hear.

Does that answer it?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lorikeet,
I got it. Thank you very much.
One more question. 'does' below(x) equals 'eats up' ?
In other word can we rewrite as follows ?:
The G.O.P. base just doesn't eat that up the way it eats up trending memo hash tags,,,

(x) The G.O.P. base just doesn’t eat that up the way it does trending memo hash tags,,,
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your idea of using "eats up" instead of "does" has the same meaning, if that was your question.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lorikeet, I got. Thank you.
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