A bit of obscure movie dialogue I always liked, from the Andy Warhol (really Paul Morrissey) film Trash:
Joe Dallesandro: “You’re a drug-taking hippie goofy type person, huh?”
Entitled Kid: “Mmm, yeah, well we don’t call ourselves that.”
Joe: “We call you that.”
I was all set to do a post about how we should all stop referring to “the Republican Party” or “the GOP”, and replace it with “the Trump Party”, which is not the most original thing in the world but is demonstrably apt while being just insulting enough in a shoe-fits, now-wear-it sort of way. (If any of you supporters of the Trump Party find this to be disagreeable, please, please tell us what you think is wrong with it). If nothing else, it beats their lame little taunt, “the Democrat Party” (which I guess is supposed to be a put-down though I always thought it was just illiterate).
But now we have another one, “the Yoho Party”, referring to Congressman Ted Yoho (Trump Party, FL). In case you missed it, he learned that crossing sabers with Alexandria Octavio-Corez carries a certain amount of risk (oh who am i kidding? I’m sure he learned nothing). He happened to run into her the other day and said some rather ugly things, and she responed on the House Floor, and if you missed it i urge you to look it up on YouTube as instruction on how to destroy a vulgarian while remaining a class act.
I hope going forward you’ll consider replacing the R-word one or the other of these terms where and when they seem to fit, which should be always. I hope anyone out there named Yoho doesn’t mind. Hey I myself have a funny last name (hint: who said “nanu nanu”?). You learn to adjust.