Democrats in Congress are trying to micromanage

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Since the Democratic Party became the majority party in the 110th Congress, a catchphrase employed by Republicans is that the Democrats in Congress are trying to micromanage.

"micromanage" military commanders

As Democrats "are moving ahead with anti-war legislation ... using troops as leverage to win domestic political battles" and "pledged to keep pushing until there is a change of course in Iraq, in his weekly radio address, President George W. Bush said "some lawmakers see a chance 'to micromanage our military commanders, force a precipitous withdrawal from Iraq and spend billions on domestic projects that have nothing to do with the war on terror.'" [1]

"micromanage the military"

Bob Geiger commented March 16, 2007, in The Huffington Post.

"You've got to hand it to Republicans: When they get a word or phrase that they want to push into the public consciousness, they not only repeat it with unparalleled discipline but the parroting of the nonsensical phrase du jour starts at the very top of the party and goes right on down to your local GOP dogcatcher.
"'Cut and run' was useful to them for a long time until they discovered that they were accusing the vast majority of the American people of being cowards -- so they dropped that one after voters used the last election to tell them to shut the hell up. The latest word you hear coming out of every Republican's mouth is 'micromanage,' as in the Democrats in Congress are trying to 'micromanage the military' when it comes to the disastrous effort in Iraq," Geiger wrote.

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