He just let the cat out of the boxPosted: December 13, 2017
This is a great mashup uttered by Senator Bernie Sanders regarding a comment made by Senator Pat Toomey. The video is below, but in short, Sen. Sanders asked if Toomey would pledge not to cut Social Security and Medicare and Toomey responded, “I will not cut benefits on people who are on it right now”. Sanders responded that Toomey “Just let the cat out of the box”. It is a mix of “out of the box” (a product that can be used immediately) and “let the cat out of the bag” (to reveal a secret by accident). Of course a “cat box” may have been on Sanders’ mind as he was articulating his disdain for the proposed Republican tax bill. The malaphor appears about half way through the clip. A big thanks to Susan Ameel for hearing this one!