Joe Biden, today: “Before we arrived in the West Wing, Mr. Boehner and the Republican Party ran the economy literally into the ground.”
Literally. Literally. You remember in late 2008, when all Americans had to work underground like mole people because that’s where the economy was.
By the way, you recall that Democrats ran Congress before Biden and Obama arrived in the West Wing.
A reader observes, Biden uses “literally” the way Vizzini uses “inconceivable.”