I grew up in the days of cliche comments. Remember when your Mother always had a pat phrase when you misbehaved, or didn’t use common courtesy or common sense? No matter the situation, it seemed my parents had a catch phrase they used to get our attention.
When I became a mother, I did the same thing. It just seemed like a good idea at the time. To be honest, this little habit drove my children crazy, just as much as it did me and my brothers and sisters.
What will future parents do? Now that Obama and the Democrat Congress are running the country, these pet phrases are no longer applicable. It’s a shame that the liberals have had to ruin this fine tradition, along with so many others.
Here is a list of the ones that I was taught that no longer make any sense, thanks to the current political climate.
1. “Eat all the food on your plate. Don’t you know there are starving children in China?” Now that China owns the bank notes for our country, I think this phrase is now irrelevant. With the soaring unemployment rate and current economic situation, it won’t be long before the children in China will be told the same thing about the children in the USA.
2. “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” Oh, yeah? It seems that Congress thinks it does! Not only are they spending money we don’t have, they are also dipping into the future earnings of our children and grandchildren.
3. “Don’t through your money down a rathole.” (This one my husband hates). You mean, ratholes like Medicare and Medicaid? Or are we talking about bailouts of major corporations, like car companies?
4. “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” Ancient empires took time to erect, but apparently taking over one sixth of the US economy only takes a few days!
5. “Pull yourself up by your own bootstraps.” Well, unless you are one of the endless victims forever being fawned over by liberals. If you are a victim, you don’t have to worry about your own bootstraps. You can use someone else’s.
6. “Better to be safe than sorry.” Not any more. Throw caution to the wind, and don’t worry about the consequences of actions you take today. Live for the moment! Who cares what the deficits will look like in 10 years? We need entitlements now!
There are, of course, dozens more, but I think you get the picture. Future parents beware. You will have to come up with your own set of cliches. The ones used in the past are no longer available.
Just out of curiosity, how many more can you come up with?