I have no time to defend petty theives on the basis of ideology.
Chris Matthews, now embraced by tout liberalisme, used to gut Clinton on a nightly basis.
He says he got the idea for the book simply by noticing patterns in the images he was looking on a daily basis.
1570s, "bottom or foundation (of something material)," from Latin basis "foundation," from Greek basis "a step, stand, base, that whereon one stands," from bainein "go, step" (see come). Transferred and figurative senses (of immaterial things) are from c.1600.
basis ba·sis (bā'sĭs)
n. pl. ba·ses (-sēz')
The foundation upon which something, such as an anatomical part, rests.