Extreme characterization of a person or group

Rep. Nancy Pelosi: ‘E. Coli Club’

FlackCheck.org flags comments by Rep. Nancy Pelsoi (D., Calif.) about Republicans’ spending cuts.

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Rep. Louie Gohmert: ‘Fools’

FlackCheck.org features comments by the Texas Republican congressman about the Obama administration and the Supreme Court decision on the health care law’s individual mandate.

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Gov. Chris Christie: ‘Dr. Kevorkian of the numbers’

FlackCheck.org features comments by the New Jersey governor about David Rosen, budget officer for the state’s Office of Legislative Services.

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David Axelrod: ‘Contract killers’

FlackCheck.org flags top Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod’s characterization of Karl Rove and the Koch brothers.

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EPA administrator Al Armendariz: ‘Crucify’

FlackCheck.org takes note of EPA administrator Al Armendariz’s choice of analogy when describing the agency’s regulation of the oil and gas industry.

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Sen. Chuck Grassley: ‘Stupid’

FlackCheck.org flags a tweet from Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) that criticizes President Obama’s remarks about the Supreme Court and the federal health care law.

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RNC Spokesperson Sean Spicer: ‘Unpatriotic’

FlackCheck.org features a remark by Sean Spicer, spokesman for the Republican National Committee, who used the word “unpatriotic” when objecting to a Democratic National Committee accusation (that has also earned a WOW) that Republicans are waging a “war on women.”

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Harold Simmons: “socialist…dangerous”

Harold Simmons, a major funder of multiple conservative super PACs (including Karl Rove’s “American Crossroads” and the pro-Romney “Restore our Future”), calls President Obama a “socialist” and “the most dangerous American alive.”

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Joe Nocera: Tea Party ‘jihad’

FlackCheck.org features a quote from Joe Nocera, an op-ed columnist for the New York Times, about the negotiations over raising the debt ceiling.

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