When he's not on-line, radio or television advocating for conservative reform and challenging N.J. power-brokers, Matt is a practicing attorney at the law firm of DeMichele & DeMichele in Haddon Heights (Camden County). You can NEVER concede your way to an equal relationship. Good! It is used as justification for the erosion of privacy and anonymity. chalked up a victory- won. This is the most meaningless, hallow phrase of’em all. However, our political class has really embraced the habit, using the same buzz words with alarming regularity. But what is equality anyway? NBC's First Read wrote recently, "Yes, this is a cliché -- but it's also true: Trump and Sanders need a new turnout to win Iowa, while Clinton and Cruz need a traditional turnout. save. Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee used it in the January 28 undercard debate. By TIM MAK. Clinton is leaning on the phrase particularly hard as she fends off a stronger-than-expected Democratic primary challenge from Sanders. I’m an unapologetically pro-life Catholic who believes that all life is valuable and that we should judge a people, in large part, by how well they treat their most vulnerable members. Evil people can justify all manner of evil by arguing what’s “good” for the society/race/motherland (sound familiar?). let’s keep it brief for now and see what you have to say or add when I’m done: This one is a no-brainer. 10 Most Overused (Or Useless) Political Words and Phrases, Let’s cut through the garbage designed solely to pit one segment of society against another for electoral gain. I can’t believe it is not on the list. "Bottom line is, we need to be bold and decisive, we can create millions of jobs," he said. Republicans aren’t hiding in women’s closets to steal their birth control and force them back into the kitchen. You try to avoid them. Never place your faith in a word that no one can define, Save Jerseyans. No bureaucrat can make that decision for me. The quality I’m after in life is specific to who I am as an individual. U.S. Canada U.K. Australia Brazil España France Ελλάδα (Greece) India Italia 日本 (Japan) 한국 (Korea) Quebec. Ronald Reagan famously joked that “[t]he nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” Government is supposed to safeguard opportunity, not outcome. Try "my very good friend, the distinguished gentleman."). by Anonymous: reply 28: 10 hours ago: Back in the day. In the case of abortion, initiating a discussion of human rights and individual liberty is likely to gain more traction. The phrase I am most tired of hearing is ____ quality/action should disqualify candidate X from the race. #4: Circle back. Christie was right, even if he did have a self-interest in coming off as the blunt-spoken truth teller of the field at the debate. Last but not least is the most overused term of all. NOT such a happy gathering of people, rather a group of people under one name with a common way of thinking how the country should be run. What are book characters doing when they're not shrugging, hesitating, and raising their eyebrows? “Civility” is also what most voters want. 7 very tired political cliches. ", Speaking in Iowa on January 26 Trump explained, "When it comes to pro-life, I've evolved.". The cliché has actually taken a beating in political circles for its ubiquity. So, for a break from serious COVID news and discussions this week, here is part 5 of the NAF jargon series, where we examine annoying and overused jargon, and then come up with other phrases we should use instead, until those jargon themselves become annoying. As a content creator, that’s the last thing you want to happen. Americans say they want “bipartisanship” but they don’t. Following the 2016 election cycle, where a billionaire reality television star took American politics by storm, some words will just never be the same. Kasich, whose stump speech touts his 18 years in Congress and current statehouse tenure. "I feel like I need a Washington-to-English dictionary converter," declared the New Jersey governor. Overused and Problematic Catchphrases in Modern Political Discourse. Be the first to share what you think! BOOKS 06/09/2014 07:55 am ET Updated Jun 09, 2014 These Words Are So Overused They've Become Meaningless. A candidate attempt to deflect attention away from an unflattering topic to one they want to discuss. Search Amazon.com: Purchase: Account - Platinum Upgrade - New Avatar - Other's Avatar - Archives - No-Ads - New Username - Banner Advertisement - Smilie - Stick Thread - Gift Cert. Because people who build businesses are the ones who employee the rest of us. They can make a writer look lazy and careless. Unfortunately, I suspect we could easily make it to Volume XXVI without reaching too deeply. And because one of my visitors asked for an alternative, I added value proposition to the list. It's a favorite in House and Senate floor debate and virtually every congressional news conference. This phrase undervalues that effort. Even though we respond best to negative, ugly ads and crass political combat, there’s a part of our collective consciousness that longs for substantive dialogue. Everyone having the same number of cars? Follow @SaveJersey As the Hobby Lobby fallout clearly demonstrated, the “War on Women” is non-existent. NEWS CORONAVIRUS POLITICS 2020 ELECTIONS ENTERTAINMENT LIFE PERSONAL VIDEO SHOPPING. Moreover, most of our own society’s great cultural advances – emancipation, suffrage, civil rights – were all spearheaded by Republicans. Readers are more likely to disengage when they come across tiresome and unoriginal means of expression. But when you get right down to it, people don’t compromise, they cave…and one side cave more than the other. So that’s why we used our Twitter to ask people to share the overused words and phrases they are utterly sick of hearing, and our fans did not hold back. Compromise is never a good unto itself. Maybe we will. Principle. Most often, statists invoke this amorphous phrase to justify seizing individual liberties, property and decision-making. "Come together in a bipartisan way.” Another phrase that (arguably) comes out of a fantasy book, one News Tribune staffer said. 02/15/2012 07:19 AM EST. Moreover, “groups” don’t have rights. The dawn of 140 character limits hasn’t helped matters. To track down a political candidate to a public event and get in a position to ask him/her questions on issues they would rather not talk about, and to ask follow-up questions if answers are evasive. A common description by politicians and supporters about a campaign's own proposals. I’m not saying this is a good trend. standing by (not a typo, this is for another meaning ) if you are using to describe witnesses just say people saw what happened instead of people were standing by. "In terms of polling, guess what?" Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas frequently refers to his preacher father. The irony of this approach is that it’s kind of racist, isn’t it? Here are the words and phrases polluting our political discourse that tick me off the most; we could endlessly discuss each with dozens of posts but, to quote the great John Belushi, that could take years and cost millions of lives. "Unfortunately, my friend, Donald Trump, didn't make that same commitment. "I talked about the importance of preserving life, of not just saying we're going to defund Planned Parenthood," the former Arkansas governor said. Copyright 2008-2019 | Save Jersey Advertising, LLC. It is used to limit freedom of speech and expression. Blue-rays? The only poll that matters is on Election Day.". In the waning hours before Iowa Caucus votes come in, here are some of the well-worn and tired phrases candidates and pundits are using: Perhaps the most tired of political clichés, it's the standard spin move of candidates who trail in polls. Discuss here. The mogul has been chided by opponents repeatedly for a 1999 statement on "Meet the Press" about his views on abortion: "I am pro-choice in every respect. I am saying that if you want to win converts to your cause, then the missionaries need to learn how to talk the prospective converts’ language. Yes, it does. As a veteran of the Catholic education system, I have it drilled into my head that we’re all “called to be saints.” So in that sense, Save Jerseyans, I appreciate how my Tea Party friends endeavor to be “patriots.” Love, devotion and duty are demanded of every loyal citizen. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz even sent out a last-minute fundraising pitch referring to rival Trump as his friend. "I'm going to put my faith every single time not in the pundits, not in the polls," said the former tech executive. Edition. Carly Fiorina tried that tack, as well, at the undercard debate. Heck, I don’t want across-the-isle civility. (CNN)Late in the most recent Republican presidential debate, Chris Christie chided his rivals for using clichés, jargon and other forms of politician-speak. Overused phrases of each quadrant. Strategy 40 Buzzwords That Make Smart People Sound Stupid: The Most Overused Corporate Jargon See how many you recognize from this new analysis of web and social communications. !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)? 5) “War on Women” and “A woman’s right to choose”. When did women drinking wine become such a trope? Sometimes that’s true. "When I first announced my campaign, Heidi and I committed that we would run an issues oriented, positive campaign," Cruz wrote. share. Ronald Reagan famously joked that, “[t]he nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and, Rooney Gives N.J. Election 2014 Update On ‘Fired Up’. A bird dog is a retriever who runs into the bushes and flushes birds out into the open. U.S. It is a fete or happy gathering of people. It implies that the millionaire CEO, hard-working accountant or industrious owner of a growing small business somehow labor less intensely – or honestly – than other employees. My wants, needs and desires. ", "We will win the caucus on Monday night if there is a large voter turnout," he. 1.4k comments. The problem with the phrase “sanctity of life” is that its currency is diminished in an increasingly areligious culture. no comments yet. I want to crush them, to drive them before me, and to hear the lamentations of their women. A generation raised without church thinks it sounds spooky. Phrases such as “let’s be clear” and “the end of the day,” buy the speaker time to collect themselves, think ahead and formulate an answer. Not really. 0 comments. A wonderful recent example  of the “common good” turning into a commonly-shared disaster is Obamacare. The very thing most presidential candidates claim not to be even when their bio clearly states otherwise. As if to suggest that something as genetically and substantively insignificant as the amount of pigment in my face is what defines me? “NO-BRAINER”It’s not rocket science or thinking outside the box to note that overused clichés are meant to stifle communication rather than facilitate it. 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Here are the words and phrases polluting our political discourse that tick me off the most; we could endlessly discuss each with dozens of posts but, to quote the great John Belushi, that could take years and cost millions of lives. Ohio Gov. Our last list of ten overused (or downright useless) words and phrases in American politics did pretty well, Save Jerseyans, so I decided to compile Volume II for your enjoyment and enlightenment.