walkitout (walkitout) wrote,
walkitout
walkitout

just die quickly, with a side of Safire

What's his face, very excitable freshman House Democrat, described the Republicans as the party of, well, a lot of things, and the lack of a lot of things, and also as the nattering nabobs of negativity. I could not help but think I'd heard that somewhere before.

http://www.answers.com/topic/nattering-nabobs-of-negativism

The freshman (in the news for describing the Republican health care plan as don't get sick and if you do get sick, just die quickly) took a turn of phrase originated by Safire and associated with Agnew in his attacks on the press, and turned it right back against the Republicans.

It's a weird world. The Republicans are the party of don't-cut-Medicare. A Democrat is using a phrase from Safire/Agnew.

Life in the sausage factory.
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