Drilling down a bit.
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 1/7/2019
Scott Walker: Wisconsin's own Pollyanna!
According to Merriam-Webster, the first known use of 'Pollyanna', referring to "a person characterized by irrepressible optimism and a tendency to find good in everything", occurred in 1921, eight years after the publication of the book of the same name.
Other coinages from the same year include:
- bee's knees
- brain death
Original 1/5/2019 post, "Scott Walker throws a curve ball -- and a pity party for the uber-rich", starts here.
Reported in Ocasio-Cortez wants higher taxes on very rich Americans. Here’s how much money that could raise. (Washington Post, 1/5/2019)
The latest GOP pastime appears to be bashing young women of color recently elected to Congress, with Scott Walker leading the charge. (He wore out the "Democrats are filled with anger and hatred" meme during his failed campaign to win a third term as Wisconsin's governor.)