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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-11 10:36 PM
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House is having polite year, insult-wise, according to a new report
One Republican called Democrats socialist members. A Democrat compared Republicans to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels. Another said his opponents just make up stuff.

And in the House of Representatives, apparently, this qualifies as a polite year.

Thats the conclusion of a new report that assessed the chamber by an unusual measure: its insults. Researchers looked for instances in which one member formally objected to a slur hurled by another.

They found that this years total has fallen far short of the numbers from the 1940s, when members deemed one another nitwits and communists. This years number is not even equal to that of 1995, when one Republican likened Democrats to Mephistopheles.

full: http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/house-is-...

the report: http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/NewsDetails....
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