Saturday, October 26, 2013


Don Yelton, the GOP precinct chair who was forced out for his racist remarks on The Daily Show, lives in (wait for it) Buncombe County, North Carolina.  This county has contributed the word "bunkum" to the American political lexicon:
bun•kum or bun•combe (ˈbʌŋ kəm)

1. insincere speechmaking by a politician intended merely to please local constituents.
2. insincere talk; claptrap; humbug.
[after speech in 16th Congress, 1819–21, by French. Walker, who said he was bound to speak for Buncombe (N.C. county in district he represented)]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Mr. Yelton doesn't seem to have gotten the message about how poor the GOP is doing among women:
Ashleigh Banfield Chastises Fired GOP Chair For Calling Her ‘Loud-Mouthed Bitch’
by Tommy Christopher | 12:46 pm, October 25th, 2013

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