Yiddish word to describe someone who is arrogant, spoiled, and conceited, and thinks he is a big deal. Literally means an adult who is still in wet diapers.
See that sassy CEO driving that Lamborghini. He thinks he owns the world. He’s really just a pisher.
From POLITICAL HOTSHEET at CBS NEWS:
Conservative lawmakers and pundits already have many grievances against the Democratic health care reform plan, but Rep. Steve King of Iowa and Fox News personality Glenn Beck are adding one more to the list — the vote scheduled for Sunday.
Democrats are scrambling to get the bill to the president before leaving for Easter recess, prompting the House to schedule a vote for the bill this Sunday.
“They intend to vote on the Sabbath, during Lent, to take away the liberty that we have right from God,” King said on Beck’s radio program Thursday, the Hill reports.
Beck chimed in, “Here is a group of people that have so perverted our faith and our hope and our charity, that is a — this is an affront to God.”
“I think that it is absolutely appropriate that these people are trying to put the nail in the coffin on our country on a Sunday,” he added, “something our founders would have never, ever, ever done. Out of respect for God.”
From THINK PROGRESS:
On Palm Sunday in 2005, the Republican-controlled Senate passed a controversial bill to allow a federal court to intervene in the case of Terri Schiavo. The House passed the same bill shortly after midnight on Monday morning.
(Audio of the 2 morons speaking at the THINK PROGRESS link above)
But maybe Little Stevie was just having a bad day. Let’s see what else he’s had to say recently. From THINK PROGRESS (February 22, 2010):
On Thursday, a man flew a plane into a Texas federal building in an apparent domestic terrorist attack. The suicide bomber, identified as Joseph Andrew Stack, was allegedly a right wing extremist who wrote on a website that violence “is the only answer” and expressed anger at the IRS, the federal government, and health care reform. Some on the fringe right have declared Stack a hero.
ThinkProgress caught up with Rep. Steve King (R-IA) at CPAC to talk about the attack in Texas.
TP: Do you think this attack, this terrorist attack, was motivated at all by a lot of the anti-tax rhetoric that’s popular in America right now?
KING: I think if we’d abolished the IRS back when I first advocated it, he wouldn’t have a target for his airplane. And I’m still for abolishing the IRS, I’ve been for it for thirty years and I’m for a national sales tax. […] It’s sad the incident in Texas happened, but by the same token, it’s an agency that is unnecessary and when the day comes when that is over and we abolish the IRS, it’s going to be a happy day for America.
TP: So some of his grievances were legitimate?
KING: I don’t know if his grievances were legitimate, I’ve read part of the material. I can tell you I’ve been audited by the IRS and I’ve had the sense of ‘why is the IRS in my kitchen.’ Why do they have their thumb in the middle of my back. … It is intrusive and we can do a better job without them entirely.
Guess who one of his bestest friends is in the House! Go ahead, guess! Okay, I’ll tell you. It’s Batshit Bachmann! He writes editorials (warning of the end of civilization itself if Obamacare) passes with her, she appears at his fundraisers, and she even wants him to run for President! And, of course, once he went all diety on health care, she had to put her 2¢ in, too. From TRUE/SLANT:
With a vote pending Sunday afternoon for health care reform legislation in the House of Representatives, Republican efforts to stymie the bill by turning up the fear factor on issues like abortion, ‘government takeover’, and deficits have been turned back (if not routed). So what is the GOP’s leftover tool from their rusty old shed in the backyard?
Rep. Michele Bachmann, the nearly treasonous Republican wingnut from Minnesota who is likely to be re-districted out of Congress after the 2010 Census is completed, actually went and laid it right out there.
I am abhorred that Pro-life democrats are asked to vote on a pro-abortion mandate this Sunday, the Sabbath. This is the Easter season for Christians, a period of time called lent. Speaker Pelosi is demanding pro-life Democrats profane the Sabbath with a vote that will force all Americans to pay for other people’s abortions. This is a first in American history and a new low for Speaker Pelosi and President Obama.
‘Profaning the Sabbath.’ Looks like Bachmann didn’t give up batshit for lent.
I am abhorred that Pro-life democrats are asked to vote on a pro-abortion mandate this Sunday, the Sabbath. Huh? she should have stopped that sentence after abhorred, and it would have been one of the few true statements she’s ever made.
Yes, Batshit Bachmann, you are abhorred by many, but your statement makes no sense. Didn’t they have any English classes at Winona State or Oral Roberts University?