It is not language framing a political vision; it is a campaign slogan serving an expedient purpose.
Obama noted Thursday that both sides in the conflict blame the U.S., a popular and expedient political tactic in Egypt.
It was the result of a chain of good decisions—wise, prudent, long-sighted, or, at the least, expedient choices.
late 14c., "advantageous, fit, proper," from Old French expedient (14c.) or directly from Latin expedientem (nominative expediens) "beneficial," present participle of expedire "make fit or ready, prepare" (see expedite).
The noun meaning "a device adopted in an exigency, a resource" is from 1650s. Related: Expediential (1836); expedientially (1873); expediently (late 14c.).