At the end of the day

Idioms are idioms. Idiosyncrasies are idiosyncrasies. We all have our peccadilloes. Mine is that I say, "You know?" or a variation of it, too often. You know what I mean?

That being said (<--example), I have one that I cannot stand.

"At the end of the day..."

For some unknown reason, I cringe when people say it. I am a news and political junkie and commentators, pundits and even surrogates for candidates say it often. Just now I watched a video from Obama's campaign manager, and when he meant "at the end of the election campaign fund raising period" but what he said was "at the end of the day."

Grumble. Grumble.

AAHHH! In the Weekend Edition Saturday report on the Unity Rally, I just heard a Hillary supporter say, "I think we'll be okay. At the end of the day, in the voting booth, we'll check off Obama."