As long as this issue of immigration is a political ping pong that each side uses to win elections and influence votes, I'm telling you, it won't get solved. [emphasis mine]
Good grief. I constantly hear politicians and journalists butchering the English language, so it is perhaps unfair to single out the Tea Party's golden boy, but what on earth is this supposed to mean? There is no such construction. He might have said "politcal ping pong" or "a game of political ping pong" or even "a political football," but he cannot say "a political ping pong." What in god's name is "a ping pong"?