McCain | The Metaphor Observatory

By: Metaphor Observatory  09-12-2011
Keywords: Magazine Cover, Tipping The Scales

Archives for the ‘McCain’ Category

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

2008 was an 11. After overdue consideration and numerous recounts, The Metaphor Observatory has reached a reluctant concensus among staff. The 2008 Top Ten Metaphors list was particularly difficult due to the enormous diversity of metaphors used to describe the candidates of the American election and the causes of the financial crisis. While the crisis [..]

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Monday, 3 November 2008

They’re off. It’s on. But is it a race or is it a battle? On this, the last day before the election (whew!), we take pause to recall the long babblefest that has slopped our airwaves, headlines and carpools. Who can forget the defiant 2006 Time magazine cover “…The Next President”? [1]; the rebelious maturing [..]

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Thursday, 16 October 2008

John accused of spending too much time on the Joe… The last presidential debate between John McCain and Barack Obama was also the last straw. The debate was awash with references to Joe The Plumber, tipping the scales of nomination for The Metaphor Observatory’s 2008 Top Ten List of Metaphors. We can only take so [..]

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Friday, 16 May 2008

Candidates butt heads…The advantage of having dictators is that you can obey them without ever having to listen to them. That is, a dictator’s voice is heard as “do as I say”, not “listen to what I say”. A sublty not lost on Observers, who are being swamped with electoral rhetoric gone overboard. During the [..]

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Keywords: Magazine Cover, Tipping The Scales

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09-12-2011

Obama | The Metaphor Observatory

The 2008 Top Ten Metaphors list was particularly difficult due to the enormous diversity of metaphors used to describe the candidates of the American election and the causes of the financial crisis. The debate was awash with references to Joe The Plumber, tipping the scales of nomination for The Metaphor Observatory’s 2008 Top Ten List of Metaphors.


09-12-2011

metaphor | The Metaphor Observatory

When the Bush bunch folded the “road map to peace” chit, then abandoned the “stay the course” ship, we thought the whole movement-in-space metaphor system might finally find itself buried head-first in the sands of time. In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, the Metaphor Observatory opined that this surge of metaphor was a response to the fact that nobody could understand the situation.


09-12-2011

2008 | The Metaphor Observatory

The 2008 Top Ten Metaphors list was particularly difficult due to the enormous diversity of metaphors used to describe the candidates of the American election and the causes of the financial crisis. After overdue consideration and numerous recounts, The Metaphor Observatory has reached a reluctant concensus among staff.


09-12-2011

Palin | The Metaphor Observatory

The 2008 Top Ten Metaphors list was particularly difficult due to the enormous diversity of metaphors used to describe the candidates of the American election and the causes of the financial crisis. In a pig’s eye… Barack bent more than a few ears with his recent use of the plat-popular proverb “You can put lipstick on a pig.


09-12-2011

rhetoric | The Metaphor Observatory

We grasp the conceptual links because the pathways in between are well worn: beaten subconsciously into life by familiarity. A bridge too far: Was Sarah Palin’s crosshairs metaphor a political death threat. Archives for the ‘rhetoric’ Category.