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What is Wrong With This Sentence?

What is Wrong With This Sentence?

From Politico:

With the president’s year-end deadline for health care reform looming, congressional Democrats know they’ll almost certainly have to short-circuit the legislative process to get the bill done.

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If you are a liberal there's nothing wrong with that sentence because the ends always justify the means.

Oh I don't know where to begin on how wrong that sentence is.

What's wrong?

It implies incorrectly that they have not been short-circuiting everything in sight since they took over.

1. The president's year end deadline is completely arbitrary;
2. Reform is a misnomer when it costs a trillion bucks and there are still millions of people uninsured;
3. "Short circuit the legislative process" implies they don't have the 60 votes needed to end a filibuster so they're going to use the reconciliation process to pass what everybody knows is a disastrously bad bill.

I don't know, but there is almost certainly something wrong with it.

That's exactly what criminals do when they want to break into the bank. They 'short-circuit' the security system.

What can we do to stop them?

What's wrong with the sentence is that the editors at Politico see nothing wrong with the sentence.

Since when does a President set an agenda deadline?

What is wrong is that the person who wrote that sentence sees nothing wrong with ramming something up someone's butt……

I think he meant "short-sheet."

I think about the only thing that ISN'T wrong is the spelling and grammar.