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Kaczism (Polish: kaczyzm, IPA pronunciation: [ˈkat͡ʂɨzm]) is a pejorative or satirical term to describe the political doctrine of the Polish political party Law and Justice (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość) government. Political campaign Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A political campaign is an organized effort to influence the decision making process within a group. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Politics is the process by which groups of people make decisions. ... Campaign finance refers to the means by which money is raised for election campaigns. ... In the past, political campaigns were conducted using traditional methods of personal contact, such as television and radio media purchasing, print advertising and direct mail. ... Opposition research often referred to as oppo is the section of an election campaign designed to investigate the life and record of the opposing candidate. ... Political consulting is the business which has grown up around advising and assisting political campaigns, primarily in the United States. ... In politics, campaign advertising is the use of paid media (newspapers, radio, television, etc. ... Canvassing is the systematic contacting of individuals in a target group, often in a particular geographic area. ... Political campaign Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      An election promise is a promise made to the public by a politician who is trying to win an election. ... Get out the vote, sometimes GOTV, is a term used to describe two categories of political activity, both aimed at increasing the number of votes cast in one or more elections. ... Lawn signs placed near a polling place in the U.S., July 2004 Lawn signs are one of the most visible features of an election campaign in some countries. ... Negative campaigning is trying to win an advantage by referring to negative aspects of an opponent or of a policy rather than emphasizing ones own positive attributes or preferred policies. ... An attack ad in election terms is an advertisement whose message is meant as an attack against another candidate or political party. ... Fear mongering is often used in a time of war as a political tactic to frighten citizens and influence their political views. ... A push poll is a political campaign technique in which an individual or organization attempts to influence or alter the view of respondents under the guise of conducting a poll. ... A smear campaign or smear tactics are deliberate attempts by an individual or group to malign another individual or groups reputation. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Look up Candidate in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In United States and other democracies, political campaigns larger than a few individuals generally include a campaign manager whose role is to coordinate the campaigns operations. ... The staff of political campaigns are the people who get paid to formulate and implement the strategy needed to win an election. ... Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with pejoration. ... Satire is a literary technique of writing or art which principally ridicules its subject (individuals, organizations, states) often as an intended means of provoking or preventing change. ... Then-Prime Minister Marcinkiewicz, Lech KaczyÅ„ski, and Maria KaczyÅ„ska during KaczyÅ„skis swearing in as President of Poland, December 23, 2005. ...

The word itself is derived from the surnames of the PiS party leader and the Polish prime minister Jarosław Kaczyński and his twin brother and the Polish president Lech Kaczyński. It also has a humorous significance because the surname Kaczyński is derived from the word kaczka (English: duck); the word therefore can be translated as 'duckism'.   IPA: [] (born June 18, 1949) has been the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland since July 14, 2006 and is the chairman of Law and Justice (Polish: ), a party which he co-founded in 2001. ...  , IPA: [] (born June 18, 1949) is the President of the Republic of Poland and a politician of the conservative party Prawo i Sprawiedliwość (Law and Justice, PiS.) KaczyÅ„ski served as President of Warsaw from 2002 until December 22, 2005, the day before his presidential inauguration. ... Subfamilies Dendrocygninae Oxyurinae Anatinae Aythyinae Merginae Duck is the common name for a number of species in the Anatidae family of birds. ...

Its first recorded use was in February 2006 when it appeared on the pages of the weekly Wprost[1] where it was used to describe the political doctrine of the Kaczyński brothers in a positive sense (just like for example Thatcherism) Wprost cover (May 22, 2005) Wprost (Outright) is a weekly newsmagazine in Poland, founded on December 5, 1982 as a regional magazine in Greater Poland, since 1989 it is distributed country-wide. ... Margaret Thatcher Thatcherism is the system of political thought attributed to the governments of Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990. ...

It gained notoriety after it was used by a Polish leftist politician Joanna Senyszyn (a member of the Democratic Left Alliance) during a parliamentary debate in the Polish Sejm in a far more sinister and negative way "the menace of kaczism is threatening Poland" (widmo kaczyzmu krąży nad Polską)[2] Joanna Senyszyn (born February 01, 1949 in Gdynia) is a Polish politician. ... Democratic Left Alliance (Polish: Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej, SLD) is one of the main Polish social democratic political parties. ... The Sejm building in Warsaw. ...

See also

Signs such as this one in Łagów are a common sight in rural Poland, indicating the local frequency of the station. ... The Kaczyński twins, also Kaczyński brothers, is a slightly pejorative reference of the media to the Kaczyński twin brothers: Lech Kaczyński, a current president of Poland Jarosław Kaczyński, a current prime minister of Poland, leader of the Law and Justice party Categories: | | | ...


  1. ^ "Triumf kaczyzmu" (The Triumph of Kaczism) (in Polish)
  2. ^ Transcript of Senyszyn's speech (in Polish)



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