I hadn't heard the expression before, but Gov. Mitt Romney nailed it when he said President Barack Obama believes in "trickle-down government." (Here, here and here.) That's an unforgettable line from tonight's debate between the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates.
All wisdom trickles down from Washington. "Experts'" views and policies trickle down to we peons. It's a wonderful play on the "trickle down economics" phrase that Democrats had used to derisively describe Republican economic policies.
It was one of several scores that Romney made tonight, clearly putting Obama on the defensive. Liberal commentators are already criticizing Obama for being too laid-back, etc. They want him to be better in the next debate. But I think that's about as good as it gets for Obama who has demonstrated they he isn't all that great without his teleprompter.
Romney 1, Obama 0.
Next up: Paul Ryan versus Joe Biden. I can hardly wait.