because info

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 9 16:41:45 UTC 2014

I noticed last night that Rachel Maddow used "because X" on MSNBC again, probably when talking about the Gov. Christie staff emails prior to shutting down lanes to the GW bridge in political retribution against the Fort Lee mayor.  It might have been "because New Jersey".   It looks like Gov. Christie is political toast - burnt to a Crispie     tz

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> I've suggested previously that this usage has become fairly popular with
> left-leaning bloggers and related personalities. Maddow certainly falls
> into that mold. I first noticed the usage from Josh Marshall at TPM and
> Steve Benen (then of the Washington Monthly blog) in "because 9/11",
> mocking "9/11" and related nonsense as stock response to absolutely
> everything from conservatives. The phrase saw particularly heavy usage
> in the run-up to the 2012 Presidential campaign, essentially from late
> 2010 through the primaries (roughly June 2012).
>      VS-)
> On 1/8/2014 3:33 PM, Tom Zurinskas wrote:
> > Oops.  MSNBC's Rachel Maddow a few days ago said "...because North Korea." =
> >    You need to know the context to have it make sense.
> >
> > Tom Zurinskas
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