Since the Congress is taking a couple of days off, it is the opinion of this blog that we will take this opportunity to take a look at some of our favorite cliches that come out of the mouths of our politicians, and take a poll of which are your favorites.
I have not been able to get my hands on the list of cliches given to each member when they are sworn in (or so it seems), but from watching and reading and listening I have hopefully gotten off to a good start.
Please let us know which is your favorite (and why if you so desire), and please tell me of any I missed as I do not profess to be an expert on the empty platitudes of D.C. speak. Here we go:
- We reached out to our friends across the aisle.
- We want this to be a bi-partisan solution.
- We do not want the taxpayers left holding the bag.
- We cannot afford to repeat the failed policies of the (insert name) over the past (insert number of years).
- We could have gotten it done with any support from (insert party)
- It's not about getting it done fast, but getting it done right.
- We feel the pain of the middle class.
- It's not about Wall Street, but Main Street.
- This is to important to let fail.
- We had the votes, but the (insert party) could not get it done.
- My (insert party) friends.
- We will resume talks after the (insert holiday break that they take whether there is a huge crisis or not).
- We got it done in our caucus, but the (insert party) couldn't.
- It's a lack of leadership from this administration.
This is my short list, and I am sure that there are many, many other that I left out. Please vote on this list, and also mention some of your own.