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“Shiite Republicans”


Molly Ivins has apparently been using this phrase for a while, although today is the first time I saw it. Republicans should be less offended by it, as Republicans, than by such phrases as “Taliban Republicans.” But if I were Shia, I wouldn’t be happy about the use of my religion as a pejorative term. And my gripe would be legitimate.


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