cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
Chris Matthews (Hardball) on Rep. Weiner:
“This is, to me, the stakes here. If he stays, they never get the leadership back. They never get the Speakership back because the people in the rural areas of this country who are Christian conservative culturally - you can say backward if you want - but they don't like this kind of stuff at all. They're not part of that 56 percent in Brooklyn and Queens who say, "okay, we can live with this guy." Your thoughts, Ben? Isn't that the cutting edge of this?”
This makes me feel pretty sure that I am where I want to be since I view myself as a Christian conservative. Thanks for reassuring me Mr. Matthews. Your thoughts about us "backward" folks in the Heartland is just fine with me.