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Introducing the Blunt-O-Meter

Hat Tip To: 
Michael Hiltzik

The L.A. Times, May 2nd, 2014:

Obamacare enrollment tracker Charles Gaba calls the House report "embarrassingly flawed" and, with uncharacteristic bluntness, a "pile of crap."

The Washington Post, July 22, 2014:

Charles Gaba with a typically blunt summary of the political meaning of today’s anti-ACA ruling:

The L.A. Times, October 15, 2014:

You should examine Gaba's annotation of McConnell's performance, which incorporates some well-chosen words not suitable for this family blog.*

*(In my defense, I was simply posting the most widely-accepted definition of Mitch McConnell's favored term, "rimracked".)

In all seriousness, though, perhaps I do need to watch my tongue a bit better. I've been trying to substitute "hooey" for stronger language since July, but I slip up once in awhile. Perhaps it's because as we get closer and closer to election day, the level of Republican lies are growing more more and more outrageous.