One of the reasons Trump won the election was because he promised to ‘Drain the Swamp’ in Washington, DC. It’s a perfect expression to describe what needs to be done in our nation’s center of government.
One left wing ecologist is saying the expression is wrong because it’s an insult to real swamps.
Ecologist Upset with ‘Drain the Swamp’ Says It’s Unfair to Real Swamps
Calling recent political discourse in the U.S. “lacking in civility,” a Washington bureaucrat is insisting that we stop using the phrase “drain the swamp” to describe change in Washington because, apparently, it is an insult to real swamps everywhere.
Adam Rosenblatt, a science and technology policy fellow at the American Association for the Advancement of Science based at the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C., recently noted in a Washington Post op-ed that using the term “drain the swamp” is a “terrible analogy.”
Rosenblatt, an ecologist by training, has decided to take the term literally, instead of metaphorically as it is intended, and is now warning about the dangers of draining real — not just political — swamps. It is, he says, very bad for the ecosystem.
In his December 29 piece, the Washington bureaucrat was dismissive of Donald Trump’s use of the metaphor as a slogan to promulgate his desire to eliminate waste and abuse in Washington, and even erroneously said that Newt Gingrich has “disavowed” the phrase. Gingrich recently admitted he was mistaken when he said the incoming Trump administration did not want to use the phrase anymore.
Is there anything the left can’t dream up an objection for?
2017 is going to be a wild ride.
H/T to Tammy Bruce.