A couple of mornings ago, I heard what had to have been the ten millionth utterance of the phrase “kicking the can down the road”, emitted by some hack Congressman being interviewed on MSNBC. It’s bad enough that the Donkeycrats and Rethuglicans are contriving these phony crises to provide cover for their collusion on the dismantling of Social Security and Medicare, but do they have to add insult to injury by dragging out these tired, hackneyed clichés and beating them to death on TV?
If I ran the revolution, one of my first acts would be to round up every politician and media pundit who said “kicking the can down the road” so much as a single time, and have them publicly hanged. I realize that my more lenient comrades would prefer to simply imprison them, but only the threat of summary execution can truly deter the surviving politicians and pundits from assaulting the public with shopworn clichés such as this.
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