Skip to comments.The 15 Most Annoying Expressions in Politics
Posted on 06/28/2014 7:43:39 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Irritating phrases and words are not confined to political circles, or solely to Washington, although here in the nation’s capital they burrow in and proliferate like obsolete, but entrenched, government programs. This is a call to arms to fight them—but only metaphorically.
15: “WAR ON [FILL IN THE BLANK]” Syria’s civil war has produced 2.5 million refugees and a death toll of 160,000, a tragedy that has galvanized neither major political party into action. So next time a Democrat brays about the so-called Republican “war on women” or a Republican trumpets the Obama administration’s “war on coal,” tell them you’ve seen what real war looks like—and ask what the U.S. can do to stop it.
14. “TAX HIKE” It’s not a “hike.” What are you going to do, put it in a knapsack and take it for a walk? It’s a tax increase. This usage was coined by headline writers because it’s shorter. Speaker of the House John Boehner, who often employs this phrase, has no such excuse.
13. “RIGHT-WING” This term is bandied about carelessly, usually as a pejorative. In “The Devil’s Dictionary,” Ambrose Bierce defined “conservative.” Here is the entry, in its entirety: “CONSERVATIVE, n. a statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others.” The converse of “right-wing,” a label freely applied to Fox News and countless Republican elected officials, is not “liberal,” it’s “left wing.”
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I FEEL YOUR PAIN
WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?
Wow, I thought number one would be “Let me be clear”, but I don’t see it anywhere. Bogus.
Window is Closing....
Imminent Threat to our prosperity
Forget the words, look at the body language. All the fake nonthreatening moves like closed fist/thumb outside, open-inviting hands stretched outwards from torso, thumb-over-fingers emphasis - all those gay-wad gestures. [Take a look at Nunn’s daughter’s ad for example]
It is all Kabuki choreographed posing engineered by consultants who should be breaking rocks in a prison quarry instead of advising politicians about ‘optics.’
Ok not an expression, so sue me.
“There is plenty of blame to go around”
Said by Liberals when a Liberal policy is being questioned.
doc·tor [dok-ter] Show IPA
1. a person licensed to practice medicine, as a physician, surgeon, dentist, or veterinarian.
2. a person who has been awarded a doctor's degree: He is a Doctor of Philosophy.
3. Doctor of the Church.
4. Older Slang. a cook, as at a camp or on a ship.
5. Machinery . any of various minor mechanical devices, especially one designed to remedy an undesirable characteristic of an automatic process.
For The Children
One time when Hillary was in the White House, she used the phrase “at the end of the day”. Since then, every time I hear someone say “at the end of the day”, I think of Hillary. God help me!
Throw _____ under the bus
Good friend across the aisle
The gentle lady from...
Spend time with my family
For the Children
Working for the American people
The people have spoken
Perhaps, not. But it is a profanity.
keeping us safe
Kick the can down the road
I have the highest regard for the military and our veterans
* Public Servants
* Racial Barrier
* Glass Ceiling