Bob Schieffer Commentary: The Politics Of Name Calling

In light of this week's resignation of Obama adviser, Samantha Power, for calling Hillary Clinton a monster, Face The Nation host, Bob Schieffer, de

In light of this week's resignation of Obama adviser, Samantha Power, for calling Hillary Clinton a monster, Face The Nation host, Bob Schieffer, decided to chime in on the history of name calling in politics.

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Schieffer says he is fine with Power stepping down, but points out that there has always been name calling in politics, but it used to be much more prevalent and brutal than it is today.

Schieffer: "...But here's the other side. Creative name calling is as much a part of American politics as waving Old Glory. Back in 1952 when Harry Truman called Republicans a bunch of Snollygusters, it set off such a shock wave that my late colleague, Eric Sevareid, thought it necessary to counsel calmness. After all he said, Truman's remark wasn't nearly as bad as when President McKinley's opponents said he had the backbone of a chocolate eclair."


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