Demeaning or Dismissive Language

Gov. Sarah Palin: ‘Shuck and jive’

FlackCheck.org features remarks by former Gov. Sarah Palin characterizing President Obama’s statements on the attack in Benghazi, Libya, and the response from Gen. Colin Powell.

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Vice President Dick Cheney: ‘Go f- yourself’

FlackCheck.org features comments by Vice President Dick Cheney (R) to Sen. Patrick Leahy (D., Vt.) on the Senate floor in 2004.

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House Speaker John Boehner: ‘Go f- yourself’

FlackCheck.org highlights comments by House Speaker John Boehner (R) to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D).

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Sen. Harry Reid: ‘Dictatorship’

FlackCheck.org flags remarks by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) about how Speaker John Boehner (R) runs the U.S. House.

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Sen. David Vitter: ‘Idiot’

FlackCheck.org flags a tweet by Sen. David Vitter (R., La.) about Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) for his comments comparing Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy.

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Gov. Chris Christie: ‘Know-nothing,’ ‘disgruntled’

FlackCheck.org features comments from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) about aides to Gov. Mitt Romney (R).

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Chris Matthews: ‘Pigs’

FlackCheck.org highlights the MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews’ remarks about David and Charles Koch, billionaire brothers and conservative/libertarian political activists.

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Ann Coulter: ‘retard’

FlackCheck.org flags political commentator Ann Coulter’s tweet regarding President Barack Obama (D).

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Gov. Sarah Palin: ‘Shuck and jive’

FlackCheck.org flags Gov. Sarah Palin’s characterization of President Obama’s statements on the attack in Benghazi, Libya.

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