do-nothingism


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do-noth·ing

(do͞o′nŭth′ĭng) Informal
adj.
Offering no initiative for change, especially in politics.
n.
An idle or lazy person.

do′-noth′ing·ism n.

do-nothingism

idleness or indolence as a habit or regular practice.
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do-nothingism

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Informal. The quality or state of being lazy:
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So while lukewarmers may fancy ourselves serious interlocutors for liberals, we're actually just running interference on behalf of know-nothing and do-nothingism, attacking flawed policies on behalf of a Republican Party that will never, ever advance any policies of its own.
This policy is not exactly do-nothingism, for it involves a special political skill, that of resisting calls for excessive or counterproductive measures before adjustment has occurred.
The public gave Clinton a mandate against Bushian do-nothingism, then gave Gingrich a mandate against Clintonian activism, and now seems about to give somebody - Clinton II or Bob Dole, it scarcely matters which - a mandate against Gingrichite activism.