Merriam-Webster defines it as “a euphoric dreamlike mental state detached from the harsher realities of life.”
House Speaker John Boehner today called President Barack Obama’s proposal of $1.6 trillion in taxes as part of a solution to averting the so-called fiscal cliff at year’s end a “la-la land offer, which couldn’t pass the House, couldn’t pass the Senate.”
It’s also the name of a 1996 song by Shihad:
“We’re in the land, la la la land the land of everything and nothing at all.”’
The name has been applied to Los Angeles.
And now the House speaker has applied it to a certain neighborhood of Washington, at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue.
Twenty-eight days to the fiscal cliff.