by digby

Huzzah to Joan Walsh who has far, far more patience than I would have had in dealing with that misogynist moron, Dick Armey. What a piece of garbage:

Former Rep. Dick Armey (R-Texas) still needs some lessons in etiquette.

Armey, who once referred to fellow Rep. Barney Frank as "Barney Fag," lost his temper during an appearance with Salon Editor-in-Chief Joan Walsh on MSNBC's Hardball Wednesday, and lashed out, saying:

I am so damn glad that you could never be my wife, 'cause I surely wouldn't have to listen to that prattle from you every day.

Joan responded, "Well, that makes two of us." She'll have more to say in her blog later on. Video of the appearance is below; the exchange comes about 9:42 in.

If you are unfamiliar with Dick Armey's bizarroworld discussion about the economy, where the "income redistributonists" have screwed up the economy by not giving enough tax cuts to the rich, you will understand why we are in this mess today. (And you will understand why my head explodes when I see the Republicans on television sanctimoniously lecturing everyone about economics.

Dick Armey is one of the foremost conservative economic gurus in the land and is one of the guys they turn to for serious policy advice. I'm not kidding.

Joan, you are my hero.

Update: John Cole has more on Dick Armey's insanity.