Tuesday, September 15, 2009
It all depends on where you're sitting...
Lack of respect - when someone from the other side criticizes someone on your side.
Speaking truth to power - when someone on your side criticizes someone on the other side.
Playing politics - what the other side does to accomplish things you don't like.
Carrying out the will of the people - what your side does when accomplishing things the other side doesn't like.
Wasteful spending - taxpayer money spent on things you don't like.
Pork - a variation of 'wasteful spending, used to describe taxpayer money spent in someone else's district.
Worthwhile investment - taxpayer money spent on things you do like.
Judicial activism - when judges rule in ways you don't like.
Upholding the Constitution - when judges rule in ways you do like.
Demonizing the opposition - when the other side complains about you.
Respectful criticism - when your side complains about the other side.
Heeding the will of the people - justification for your position when backed by a majority of voters.
Showing leadership / Doing what's right - justification for your position when opposed by a majority of voters.
Move on / Get over it - what your side says when the other side wants to keep talking about something you don't like.
Sweeping under the rug - what the other side does when trying to change the focus from something you want to keep talking about.
Exercising executive privilege - what a President of your party does when not disclosing something demanded by the other side.
Obstruction / abuse of power - what a President of the other side does when not disclosing something demanded by your side.
Constitutional duty of oversight - when a Congress controlled by your party investigates a President from the other party.
Witch hunts - when a Congress controlled by the other side investigates a President from your party.