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1 chadu  Sat, Oct 12, 2013 5:49:33am

Just been seeing a lot of “libtard” being thrown around recently.

2 No Country For Old Haters  Sat, Oct 12, 2013 6:21:02am

I don’t use “wingnut” as name-calling, but as a descriptor to differentiate right-wing nutjobs from conservatives as a courtesy to the few remaining sane conservatives.

When you’re talking about dangerous, often heavily-armed people who are completely disconnected from reality, it doesn’t get much kinder than “nut.”

Of course the wingnuts would claim that Liberals are actually retarded, so that their childish name-calling makes sense too, but it’s pretty clear that it’s actually the wingnuts that suffer from cognitive deficits.

A big difference, demonstrating a lack of symmetry in the situation is the fact that liberals can point to the constant very public stream of insanity from the right, and the right-wingers only derp out whatever wingnut media told them that liberals are like, rather than anything from non-imaginary liberals.

3 elizajane  Sat, Oct 12, 2013 10:03:55am

Twitter and internet comment threads bring out the most juvenile instincts in everybody. There is actually a long tradition of name-calling in politics, but it is exacerbated by the kind of applause that “clever” insulting names seem to draw in these kinds of forums.
I make it a rule never to upding a comment on any site that includes a childish nasty name, even the really ordinary ones like “the Democrat party” or “Barry Soetoro.” Obama’s name seems to provoke the most egregious inventions of insults but the left does it too — Repukes, Rethuglicans, etc. etc. It’s infantile.

(Of course I love all Lizards, even the ones who use words like “Repukes!” Sometimes even the politest among us are sorely tried….)

4 wrenchwench  Sat, Oct 12, 2013 4:05:27pm

‘What’s up with name calling?’ I think it’s frustration with people one disagrees with, combined with a desire to be clever.

Some name calling is too nasty for public use, some is more clever than hurtful, and most is in between. I like that the too-mean and too-nasty stuff is called out here. I also like that calls for violence are discouraged and sometimes deleted.

One kind of insult that I don’t like is well tolerated even here. The ‘fuck him/you/them with…’ some painful and corroded implement, often sideways or whatever. It’s basically a call for rape, since it would obviously not be a consensual act. But if the word ‘rape’ was used in in that context it would certainly be deleted.

To each one’s own, but it’s fun to watch a community develop its own standards.

Good topic for a Page, thanks for posting it.

5 Skip Intro  Sat, Oct 12, 2013 4:25:13pm

Just a minor update.

Princess Dumbass of the Northwoods has been renamed the Wasilla Warblegarbler.

6 Romantic Heretic  Sat, Oct 12, 2013 5:25:34pm

re: #2 No Country For Old Haters

I don’t use “wingnut” as name-calling, but as a descriptor to differentiate right-wing nutjobs from conservatives as a courtesy to the few remaining sane conservatives.

This. I use the term ‘teahadis’ because it is a quite precise description, in my opinion, of the mindset of those people of the extreme authoritarian end of the U.S. political spectrum. Like the jihadists they are on a holy mission to remake the world according to Scripture, as interpreted by self proclaimed prophets and holy men.

The teahadis regard it as an insult because they regard themselves as nothing like those people.

I never gave anybody hell. I just told them the truth and they thought it was hell.

As far as using terms for individuals such as ‘Princess Dumbass of The North Woods’ or ‘GOHMERT!’, well, those people deserve nothing but mockery.

7 Skip Intro  Sat, Oct 12, 2013 6:57:26pm

re: #6 Romantic Heretic

As far as using terms for individuals such as ‘Princess Dumbass of The North Woods’ or ‘GOHMERT!’, well, those people deserve nothing but mockery.

One thing I noticed about this year’s Kongress of Kooks (AKA the VVS) was that Sarah Palin would have appeared as a voice of reason in that crowd.

That’s how fast the GOP is heading towards the Event Horizon.

8 chadu  Sun, Oct 13, 2013 2:15:39am

re: #4 wrenchwench

Good topic for a Page, thanks for posting it.

De nada, milady.

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