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Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II

President Obama and Congress reached a deficit-reducing deal that nobody seemed to like. But few registered their displeasure as colorfully as Missouri Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II, who called the bargain a "sugarcoated Satan sandwich" in an interview with Roll Call. Cleaver's comment captured the feelings of progressives, who felt that conservatives walked away from the negotiating table with all the, um, angel food cake. His Ziploc o' evil made Vanity Fair's list of "words that shaped the week" and was featured on NPR's Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! What's in a Satan sandwich? Cleaver actually described some of the ingredients ("onions, for people who are on unemployment benefits and realize that's not going to be in the deal") in an appearance on MSNBC's Morning Joe, a booking made possible by his hellish food metaphor.

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