To belabor the comparison a bit, the same could be said for the American Dream.
And she chose the dinner party where he was the guest to belabor him with this abuse.
And finally, not to belabor it, there was the Palin nomination.
1590s, "to exert one's strength upon," from be- + labor (v.). But figurative sense of "assail with words" is attested somewhat earlier (1590s); and belabored is attested from mid-15c. with a sense of "tilled, cultivated."