Number 4 is a dastardly phrase often used by politicians before plunging into some crazy act of "political courage". Look upon it ... lo, it is difficult, yea, but this knowledge may save your hide:
"The people sent us here to get something done" -- When a legislator says this (Note: When they use "American People" in the phrase, it's a Daily Double), here is what he is really saying: "Please, please give me a break. After all, what about 'Bipartisanship'? Don't you understand these relentless Democrats are pressuring me and I am having a hard time saying 'no.' Plus, isn't doing something better than nothing? I am not sure, for I am but a cowardly RINO. I think you need to hit me. Please do."
Let me tell you something. The thought of this Congress doing absolutely nothing sounds great right about now.
And ... notice that Obama and Co. aren't about to argue that they were elected to get something done in Afghanistan. Plenty of time and no need to rush and just do something. Only time to rush and/or "just do it" is if the "it" is advancement of the Left's agenda.