Keeping Up with American Political Metaphors

Metaphors in pix USA

“Democrats’ Last Stand? Party foothold in Deep South at stake in Landrieu run-off.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/11/07/landrieu-faces-run-off-challenges-on-multiple-fronts/

“Deportations Give Migrants Cold Feet.”

http://online.wsj.com/articles/deportations-give-migrants-cold-feet-1406159717

“’Foot-in-Mouth’ Kerry’s Nixonian Blunder.”

http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2014/april/09/foot-in-mouth-kerrys-nixonian-blunder/

“Hagel touts ‘light footprint’ strategy for US military amid Ukraine unrest.”

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/06/chuck-hagel-us-miliatry-strategy-ukraine-abroad

“Running in the shadow of Obama.”

http://globe2go.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx

Photo Source:

http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21611140-president-wants-ceos-play-ball-he-might-have-change-his-own-language-stop

Standing for Office

ImageFrom: New York Times Magazine, February 17, 2013

“All Quiet on the Washington Front”.     An interview with Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth by Andrew Goldman.     http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/17/magazine/tammy-duckworth.html?_r=0

 

Tammy Duckworth, a strong woman of small stature, flew a Blackhawk helicopter in Iraq in 2004.  It was shot down.  Unassailable in her mission to serve Americans, she flies a desk in Washington these days.