Saturday, May 15, 2010

New words: "Uber-d'oh"

It won't be a Word of the Year candidate or anything, but I have to call your attention to this headline from Talking Points Memo:
Wow. That's just beautiful. The story behind the headline is appropriately bizarre: Tea baggers pushing for the repeal of the 17th amendment of the US Constitution. That is, it would take us back to a situation where US senators were appointed rather than elected.

Nice work there, Homer, but I think the d'oh bar has been raised.


Anonymous said...

Fun coinage. In reading the TPM piece, I wondered if the title of the post -- "in too deep" -- was supposed to be playing off of the sexual meaning of 'tea bagger' somehow?

Q. Pheevr said...

My impression of the Tea Baggers is that they would like to repeal virtually all of the Constitution of the United States, with the exception of the second amendment, from which they would excise only the word "well-regulated."

Mr. Verb said...

Yes, that sounds exactly right. Certainly all this stuff about women having the vote and such. What about the 22nd -- the two-term limit on presidents?

More interestingly, if you repeal the amendment that repealed prohibition, what do you get?

@ Anon: I have no clue.

Adam Ussishkin said...

Just wait - Arizona may do all of the above!