It's Nut Cuttin' Time

Yet another wonderful expression from the master, LBJ. “Nut cuttin’ time” was how he described meetings where both parties had something to gain by cooperation, but something to threaten if they didn’t. I just learned that that expression comes from when bulls are lassoed, held down, branded, de-horned, and castrated at all once.

It’s that time for the Democrats. They need to do what they have to do to unify here. If that means Hillary as VP, that’s what it means, though I’m pretty sure she’s not the ideal choice.

Nut cuttin’ — it’s something most bloggers don’t get because they’re too damn idealistic and wonkish. But it’s how things get done.