You know that when politicians and pundits start throwing the phrase "grand bargain" around on TV, it's time to look the fuck out.
Speaking of which, I'd love to find the Liberal think tank hack who came up with the phrase "grand bargain", so I can beat the shit out of him/her/it. The GOP's transparent, cheesy euphemisms -- like "job creators" -- are bad enough; just imagine that bullshit with an extra added helping of smarm, and you've got the Democrats' transparent, cheesy euphemisms.
Of course, El Presidente will have his sycophantic minions out beating the drum for the Grand Bargain™, trying to convince us that we have a duty to give up our Social Security and Medicare benefits and bend over for austerity -- as if putting up with those zombie clowns during two Presidential campaigns wasn't bad enough. I can just see them down at Busboys'n'Poets now, buttonholing all those Liberals who paid way too much for their burgers and Sam Adams, flocks of so-called Progressives shilling for right-wing policies. Just makes you want to smack the shit out of them, huh?
"Though I could not caution all, I yet may warn a few:
Don't lend your hand to raise no flag atop no ship of fools!"
Mike Flugennock, flugennock at sinkers dot org
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