GOP offers new definition of chutzpah

August 09, 2011

The old definition of the Yiddish word, "chutzpah," is the son who murders his parents and at his trial pleads for mercy because he is an orphan.

The modern definition of chutzpah is for the Republicans, who held America hostage over extending the debt limit, to blame President Obama for the downgrading of Standard and Poor's credit rating of America from AAA to AA+.

Leon Reinstein, Baltimore

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