Editor's note: This post has been updated to reflect George Wallace's noxious candidacy.
Eric Cantor was a noxious, cookie-cutter, U.S. Chamber, GOP hypocrite.
The most noxious of these figures is New York University professor and Nation magazine contributor Stephen Cohen.
c.1500, from Latin noxius "hurtful, injurious," from noxa "injury, hurt, damage entailing liability" (related to nocere "to hurt," and to nex "slaughter"), from PIE *nek-ro-, causative form of root *nek- "death" (see necro-).
noxious nox·ious (nŏk'shəs)
Harmful to living things; injurious to health.