According to a Wash Post article published yesterday, President Barack Obama, who is reportedly giving 110 percent in his fight for health care reform to calm the demographic tsunami about to hit future generations like a ton of bricks, has told his closest and most unnamed advisers to speak only in cliches (which are only cliches because they are so true).
Snippets from a story titled "President Is Set to 'Take the Baton'":
…the White House has launched a new phase of its strategy designed to dramatically increase public pressure on Congress: all Obama, all the time….
"Our strategy has been to allow this process to advance to the point where it made sense for the president to take the baton. Now's that time," said senior adviser David Axelrod. "I don't know whether he will Twitter or tweet. But he's going to be very, very visible."
Another senior White House aide added: "It's time to raise the stakes on this."…
"We don't do doom-and-gloom," Axelrod said….
"We're swimming upstream against a culture of failure on health care in Washington," said one adviser, who spoke on the condition of anonymity [to avoid responsibility for his mixed metaphors]….
"It's getting hotter, and there are bumps, but we are closer to health-care reform than ever before," [Rahm] Emanuel said.