Never mind that a “common touch” could have 300 million differing definitions from our 300 million Americans.
President Barack Obama has decided he wants a “common touch” in his appointee for the Supreme Court.
Talk about non-sense news.
What if the president had said he wanted “a fine legal mind.” Check. A ” fair minded litigator.” Check. In fact, there is everything about a “common touch” and nothing at all.
Your Granny would say about a “common touch,” “Oh you know what we mean.”
Which means it is meaningless, really. A figment of someone’s imagination.
Many would say Joe Biden has a “common touch.” In fact, that’s exactly what the Washington Examiner says about him this Sunday.
How about “he says stupid stuff but he has a common touch.” Check.
Or “he has been a United States Senator virtually all his entire adult life except for when he became Vice President but he has a common touch.” Check.
How “common” is that?
We’ve heard people say that Nancy Pelosi has “a common touch.” We’ve often thought maybe she’s just a little touched in the head, which has a lot more specific meaning than “common touch.”
“Common touch,” like “empathy,” is kind of a non-descriptive descriptor from the President honored for his eloquence.
As Senator Jon Kyle (R-AZ) said on Fox News Sunday, “I don’t want a Supreme Court judge that makes decisions on emotion or preconceived ideas. If the law is on the side of the little guy, the little guy wins. If the law is on the side of the big guy, the big guy wins.”
That we can all understand…
CNN on Obama’s “Common Touch”
By Bob Kemper
The Washington Examiner
For Joe Biden, gab is no gift. America’s garrulous vice president has a long record of verbal gaffes and a knack for saying exactly the wrong thing at the wrong time. Indeed, his flapping tongue has cost him dearly.
Biden sank his own bid for the presidency in 1988 with a series of inflated claims about his academic credentials and a partially plagiarized speech. Twenty years later, on the day he joined the 2008 presidential race, he eclipsed the news of his own candidacy and reinforced the notion that he represented the political past by describing a black challenger named Barack Obama as “clean.”