[ by Charles Cameron — continued from Playing politics and other games, &c ]
I’ve been collecting gams and game metaphors applied to politics in Playing politics and other games, &c, but with additional examples surnning to 20 plus comments, and that particular post vanishing below a sea of more recent posts, it’s time to start afresh — hence this post.
That’s hard to beat, but there are a couple of phrrases I’ve caught in passing..
MTP: “folks have been playing games with their words on this.” ie their attitudes to Trump firing Muellerl
John McLaughlin: “To assure the public there have been no games being played here..”
Chyron on MSNBC: “Blame game?”
“Alex van der Zwaan wasn’t on anyone’s Bingo card” — Rachel Maddow, 20 Feb 2018
Ari Melber m.06, ouroboros:
“If your bodyguard needs a bodyguard, things are getting heavy; if your lawyer needs a lawyer, things are going down.”
“Starting with that cat-and-mouse game.”
“A rapid set of dominos falling” Chris Hayes, All in, m.16 “A sort of domino effect, Gates tips onto Manafort, Manafor tips onto Trump.”
It’s almost like a chess board, Mueller has a knight, Flynn .. they’re getting very close to check mate.” m.22
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has filed another indictment against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, listing multiple charges of tax and bank fraud. The editors of The Masthead, The Atlantic’s premium membership program, dove deep into the workings of Manafort’s impact on U.S. politics in their special corruption issue.