He also does not think that all Republican opposition to the mandate is entirely a case of situational ethics.
But the predictable rush to the partisan ramparts leads to situational ethics rather than constructive action.
The euphemism of losing “situational awareness” could be an evasive way of describing just this altered state.
early 15c., "place, position, or location," from Middle French situation or directly from Medieval Latin situationem (nominative situatio) "a position, situation," noun of action from past participle stem of situare "to place, locate" (see situate). Meaning "state of affairs" is from 1710; meaning "employment post" is from 1803.
A bad or suspicious event or happening; a potential crime: We may have a situation here, Bob (Police)