Recall that discredited Vice President of Richard Nixon, Spiro Agnew? I think he drank vinegar for breakfast. He resigned the office because of charges of extortion, tax fraud, bribery, and conspiracy. Agnew has the dubious distinction of being the only Vice President in U.S. history to resign because of criminal charges.
He had a venomous tongue towards his 'enemies' and would roll off phrases like "nattering nabobs of negativism" and "pusillanimous pussyfooters." I'm thinking that perhaps Spiro has been incarnated recently and now lives in the souls of the right-wingers of the GOP.
Speaking of which...I note that they are convening this week in DC- the whole scary lot of them. No doubt they are proclaiming pompous platitudes of righteousness just as their former hero Agnew. Surely they and only they know what is best for America.
Might i suggest yet another Agnew-ism for the angry knot: "hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history".