[H]e basically ended up giving the most full-throated rhetorical defense of American liberalism I think I've ever heard him give.Uh...er...Me, your Plain Blogger:
Liberals have wanted a full-throated affirmation of why government is a good thing? Obama delivered.Steve Greene? Yup:
In yesterday’s speech about his budget plans, Obama finally makes a full-throated liberal defense of the welfare state.TV, too. The Ed Show:
President Obama's full throated defense of liberalism was in full steam today.
Or perhaps it was the attack on Paul Ryan?
[T]his was a full-throated condemnation, not just of the radical Paul Ryan plan, but of the far-right goals it intends to pursue.Jamelle Bouie
Obama begins with an account of the situation (short story: blame Republicans) and hits his stride with a full-throated attack on Ryan's proposal:But at least...take it, Ed Kilgore:
To these folk, Obama's speech probably represented a continuation of a deeply flawed strategy, albeit not so bad as the full-throated endorsement of the Bowles-Simpson recommendations that some had feared,
Not really my place to speak, but I will ask: is the phrase "cliche-ridden" actually a cliche itself?