It's just that now it's becoming mainstream, thanks to the sudden realization that, hey, it's grawlix like this that's putting our gas prices up past $4 a gallon. Real shame that the Democrats in Congress haven't worked this out for themselves yet, huh? As for not making fun of the ones who are "bossy, self-righteous, and hypocritical"... well, issue them armbands or a medal or something, so that we can excuse them from the group mockery. Maybe a special hat.
There's only five or so in the country that would qualify, anyway.