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Congresswoman, Heal Thyself

Democratic congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire, who not long ago was calling her constituents who were skeptical about Obamacare “teabaggers,” voted “present” on the Wilson resolution. I’d like to think she did so out of a sense of shame.

I think I saw on Twitter the other day someone making the case that “teabaggers” is the new Godwin’s Law. Once you see someone using the term, it’s a marker that they’re not interested in exchanging ideas or persuading the opposition; they just want to call someone names.


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