The GOP was dealt an embarrassment today with the revelation the National Republican Senatorial Committee solicited actors with a "'hicky' blue collar look" to appear in a West Virginia campaign spot. While the ad was pulled, confusion over the request lingered on Twitter.
Slate's Dave Weigel saw a famous quote take on new context
You can see why they get bitter and cling to their guns and their #hickylook
CNN's Peter Hamby struggled to make the hipster/hicky distinction
Judging by flannel/jeans/work books look, NRSC could have just gone to Brooklyn to round up "hicky" West Virginians http://politi.co/aDrLPn
Daily Kos blogger David Waldman shared his version of 'hicky'
Well, pink marble driveways are maybe a little more Uday/Qusay looking than hickey looking. It's an aspirational thing.
Liberal blogger Markos Moulitsas saw an opening for Democrats
Why is Manchin being a weenie and demanding an "apology" from GOP? Don't demand apologies. Wrap "hicky" around the GOP's neck.
TPM's Brian Beutler pointed out the obvious homophone...
I think the correct term is "hickish." Hickeys are a different thing, largely unknown to people inside the beltway.
...then this happened
@benpolitico what about hicky folks?
@jaketapper Makeup will cover any hickys.