The Washington Free Beacon reports:

"The Obama White House seems to have adopted a familiar phrase to describe its preparations and relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy: lean forward.

"'I want you to cut through bureaucracy, there’s no excuse for inaction at this point, I want every agency to lean forward,' President Obama said during remarks at the American Red Cross Tuesday afternoon.

"This is hardly the first time the president and the White House have borrowed MSNBC’s multi-million dollar tagline that the network adopted to embrace its progressive political identity.

"In the official readout of the today’s call between the president, governors, and mayors from states and cities affected by Hurricane Sandy, Obama used the phrase.

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