The Week in Insults
The national stage turned into a playground this week, with politicians, pundits, and celebrities hurling all sorts of childish insults at each other. Really, Limbaugh—hemorrhoid? Watch our roundup of the week in insults, or we’re telling Mom.
#1: Obama Calls Kanye a “Jackass”
Oh, snap, you know your attention-seeking baditude has gotten out of hand when the president of the United States of America calls you a jackass.
#2: Carter Accuses Conservatives of Racism
Apparently, former President Jimmy Carter is on the same side as The New York Times' Maureen Dowd, saying in an interview with Brian Williams that he thought racism played a big part in conservative opposition to Obama. Carter cited his Southern roots as a credential for recognizing—and talking about—racism.
#3: Limbaugh Calls Carter a “Hemorrhoid”
Rushbo kept it classy Wednesday, responding to Carter’s racism allegations by calling the former prez a “hemorrhoid.” We like to imagine Carter’s response was something along the lines of, “I know you are but what am I?”
#4: Jon Stewart Calls Glenn Beck “Bipolar”
We like to think Glenn Beck is a man of many faces, but Jon Stewart thinks the pundit has only two. He called the TV host “bipolar” on his show Monday.
#5: Jeffrey Ross Calls La Toya Jackson a “Hooker from Battlestar Galactica”
La Toya Jackson made the mistake of asking comedian Jeffrey Ross what a roast is when she was co-hosting The View. He turned her question into a teachable moment, telling her she dresses like “a hooker from Battlestar Galactica.”
#6: Steele Calls Carter “Ignorant”
GOP Chairman Michael Steele hopped on the Jimmy Carter pain train Wednesday, calling the peanut farmer-turned-president “ignorant.” Oh no he didn’t!