Unless someone pitches into my wheelhouse I try to stay away from easy name-calling. It adds nothing to the discussion and causes the reader on the other side, the affected wingnut/moonbat, to stop listening while they form a vitriolic response (see, Jessica McBride.) I am, however, all too human and engage in the occasional hyperbole. forgive me, please.
I offer this explanation of why I don't use "wingnut" as a perjorative toward those with whom I disagree..
- Wingnuts are useful.
- Wingnuts hold things together.
- You only have to buy a wingnut once. The K Street Project kept buying them over and over.