His face would light up and smile as though he were actually sitting on the front porch or in the parlor with them.
But blame-the-candidate is a Democratic parlor game played when they lose local seats they should have won by the numbers.
But when they want to reverse nature, and rule white men, and marry white women, and sit in my parlor, then, by God!
c.1200, parlur, "window through which confessions were made," also "apartment in a monastery for conversations with outside persons;" from Old French parleor "courtroom, judgment hall, auditorium" (12c., Modern French parloir), from parler "to speak" (see parley (n.)).
Sense of "sitting room for private conversation" is late 14c.; that of "show room for a business" (e.g. ice cream parlor) first recorded 1884. As an adjective, "advocating radical views from a position of comfort," 1910.