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  • Newt Gingrich, the Republican Speaker of the 104th Congress, turned out to be not only a loudmouth and a joke, but a complete jerk: a politician his colleagues nicknamed the "bombthrower."

    Nigel Hamilton: The Meltdown -- and After

  • Furthermore, NEWSWEEK's calling Hirsi Ali "a bombthrower" when she is using peaceful means to fight people who use bombs to kill innocents is an attempt to paint her as no better than a terrorist.

    Mail Call

  • It was never my personal style to be a bombthrower.

    Hullabaloo

  • Coulter may be reprising her role as lead bombthrower.

    Jihad Monitor

  • But would the persnickety gatekeepers of the nation's historical legacy at the National Archives allow some talk show bombthrower to put his mitts on a rare (and fragile) artifact?

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  • Barra is normally all aces, but I think the Munson comment -- while maybe being something a bombthrower like me might write from time to time -- is in poor taste and beneath Barra's considerable stature.

    The Hardball Times

  • How ANYONE could ever cast a vote for this rabid hate-filled bombthrower POS just shows how sick and twisted half the population is.

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  • It’s Newt Gingrich, who would rather be a bombthrower for partisan gain rather than even pretend to be a statesman.

    Matthew Yglesias » Presidential Opinion Polarization on the Rise

  • Develop some credibility, show some ability to make a cogent argument; so far all you’ve done here that I’ve seen is be a smartassed bombthrower.

    Gov. Brewer removes AG Goddard from immigration law defense. | RedState

  • Either Paglia knows this and is just being cynically dishonest in acting as if BHO were anything other than a bombthrower or she too is lost in a ’60s haze of naivete.

    Paglia: Too late for Obama to turn it around? - Dan_Perrin’s blog - RedState

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  • I looked this word up on Urban Dictionary's website at this link: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=bomb%20thrower

    There are several definitions posted by different individual, including the apparent original usage referring to late 19th century anti-Czarists in Russia and Catholic participants in the N. Ireland conflict. Also applied to radicals, religious fanatics who are terrorists and now a colloquial term used to describe troublemakers and trolls or someone who stirs up passions and controversy over a particular statement or item of interest.

    I was interested because a mainstream news article just described anti-Michelle Bachmann bloggers as bombthrowers.

    July 19, 2011