A Brief Political History of 'Chickenshit'

The insult has been used a few times by politicians in the past several years.
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Sticks and stones may break a politician's bones, but the insult "chickensh-t" can really cut to the core. Used by an unnamed Obama administration to describe Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an article by the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg, "chickensh-t" has surfaced in the political arena a few other times in recent years. 

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