Saturday, August 22, 2009

Wingnuts?

I’ve been seeing this term being thrown around a lot lately and I’ve begun to question it. Most of the people that I’ve seen use it, cling to one wing or the other, right or left. It’s such a vague term. Wingnuts. That could apply to whom? Either nuts on the left or right, right? It really isn’t specific. The ones using this term could be talking about themselves for all I know.

Wingnuts this, wingnuts that.

I don’t think I need to tell you that there’s nuts on both sides of the aisle. As for use of the term wingnuts, I think only those who don’t cling to either wing should use it.

What is your take on this term?

5 comments:

Len said...

Well... Wikipedia says "the term is more often aimed at members of the political right than those of the political left." And we all know that Wikipedia is never wrong. Right? (or Left?) I dunno. From what I've seen, wingnuts are usually on the right and moonbats are usually on the left.

askcherlock said...

I respect wingnuts, even if I sometimes (or often) disagree with them. At least they are not sitting on the fence waiting for the wind to blow them one way or the other.

Steve said...

Or is it one of THOSE words... you know, like only wingnuts are allowed to use the term?

Harrison said...

Another word to throw at people but sheds little insight.

The Hawg! said...

Ugh. Politics. I do like the idea of throwing that little term at the extremes in both parties -- the true believers on both sides of the aisle who tend to make a mess of things.