This is just the sort of infighting that drives the disciplined Obama nuts.
But could he ever channel his many colorful opinions into a disciplined message?
First, his transition has been disciplined and inclusive, despite the circus sideshow of the Blagojevich scandal.
Romney has his challenges, but he has a good team and has become a strong and disciplined candidate.
So far Mitt Romney has run a careful, disciplined campaign that has avoided the slightest whiff of impropriety.
No other ruler was provided with so well-filled a treasury, or so disciplined an army.
What is wanting is disciplined taste, more variety, more severity.
The brain can be disciplined by learning the habit of obedience.
The native levies cannot be compared with the disciplined troops.
He recalled the defiant young faces fixed upon him as he had disciplined one of their number.
early 13c., "penitential chastisement; punishment," from Old French descepline (11c.) "discipline, physical punishment; teaching; suffering; martyrdom," and directly from Latin disciplina "instruction given, teaching, learning, knowledge," also "object of instruction, knowledge, science, military discipline," from discipulus (see disciple (n.)).
Sense of "treatment that corrects or punishes" is from notion of "order necessary for instruction." The Latin word is glossed in Old English by þeodscipe. Meaning "branch of instruction or education" is first recorded late 14c. Meaning "military training" is from late 15c.; that of "orderly conduct as a result of training" is from c.1500.
c.1300; see discipline (n.). Related: Disciplined; disciplines; disciplining.