The Audacious Epigone
proposes a companion slogan-acronym to go with the Trump election campaign #MAGA.
The new one is #MADA — Make Amnesty Die Again.
We defeated the previous three pushes for amnesty in 2004
when, as I noted on Friday
, the occupant
of the White House was himself pushing much harder than Trump is likely to. We'll defeat this one.
#MADA! — can we get some hats made up?
Audacious, by the way, uses the term "congresscritters," though he makes it two words. I get occasional emails asking me if that is a Derb coinage.
I wish. "Congresscritter" was a favorite usage by the sci-fi writer Jerry Pournelle, who left us the other day
. Jerry used the term in his contributions to Steve Sailer's HBD discussion group
back in the last millennium; I picked it up from him there.
So was it Jerry who coined "congresscritter"? (Or "congress critter," or "Congresscritter, or "Congress critter": Jerry wasn't consistent
, and I don't think I am, either.) Alas, he can't tell us. Google Ngram has nothing to say
. Unless further evidence comes in, I'm going to credit Jerry with this usage, and by extension with my many riffs on it: congressreptile, congressroach, congressweasel, etc.