Jan 16, 2012

Political Nicknamery

I recently saw a comment on some political blog by someone ranting about the GOP primary (who isn't these days?) wherein they called her "Michele Botchman"…

I'll pause while you finish chuckling.

Honestly, while it's kinda funny and clever, mostly I find these kind of pejorative parody names to be vexing. They are nothing more than ad hominem attacks worthy of a junior high schoolyard. Are these people so awful that you must personally disparage them in such a juvenile way? Really?

Well, it's certainly easier than intelligently criticizing their policies, which should be the focus of these debates and elections. But man, that's no fun…!

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