Skip to comments.Political Cliches that Piss You Off!
Posted on 07/19/2012 9:39:16 PM PDT by struggle
I hope you all wont mind this vanity, but my father and I were working (yeah, I know Obama's trying hard to put an end to that), and we started talking about how cable news talking heads have adopted repetitious cliches in their constant partisan battles on the tube.
Here are the top five I DESPISE: 1. At the end of the day... 2. Look,... 3. Speaking truth to power... 4. It is what is is... (a true exercise in tautology) 5. Literally... (when they're figuratively explaining a metaphor or hypothetical)
I can see why political discourse made George Orwell's blood boil so much. The linguistic bumpers that these talking heads punctuate their message with parse the core message to the point of making it meaningless.
This includes Obamaisms.
Evert Dem Talking head tells the same lies, and LOUDLY!
“New Tone” and “Reach Across The Aisle”.
“millionaires and billionaires”
“It’s For the Children.”
“Wall Street vs Main Street.”
Paying their fair share.
"For the children."
“He has grown (or matured)”—meaning that a former conservative has gone liberal.
That being said...
“Yoo mus’ be racis’!”
>>New Tone and Reach Across The Aisle.
Oh hell, yah. I hope that the Republicans soon realize that “new tone” and “reach across the aisle” means YOUR ASS GETS PRIMARIED NEXT YEAR.
Bill Clinton’s phrase “bridge to the 21st century,” which he used over and over, got on my nerves. We didn’t get to the 21st century via a bridge.
#5 Misusing “literally” worst offender: Sean Hannity
“Fairness,” “economic fairness,” and “fundamental fairness.”
“Big X” where X=oil, tobacco, pharmaceuticals, agribusiness, corporations... about anything except media, colleges, unions, and government.
We’ve got to leave it to the wisdom of the voters, pal!
From either side/party/constituency.... this one just bugs me. Probably because when it's used, it means : 1) people who are, politically speaking, completely uninformed, 2) Americans of "specific" ethnic backgrounds, 3) people other than American citizens
And often times, all 3 together!!!
Speaking truth to power.
‘Course there is nothing worse in my mind than “social justice”!
‘I’d have to search my recollection.’
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