Flag Pin: (n) Cheap, mass produced item, usually made in China, meant to prove how patriotic one is despite any real effort to alleviate any real problems. Usually worn by millionares.
Democracy: (n) Obsolete term once meant to describe a government chosen by an informed electorate, now used mainly to describe a media circus based on sound bites. See dog and pony.
Issue: (1) (n) one of a series published periodically (2) (n) the immediate descendants of a person (3) (n) what ever Charles Gibson and his corporate masters decide will discredit a Democrat presidential candidate.