Yes we do have "Whips" here in the US as well, in both houses of Congress there are majority and minority whips (That is the Senate,and House of Representatives)
Regardless, just realize that "Merica" is number one in the world Jack with regards to a form of representational government, our is simply the best, you got it? Number fucking uno! (Sic)
I'm kidding Glouchester...how's it go... "we’re 7th in literacy, 27th in math, 22nd in science, 49th in life expectancy, 178th in infant mortality, third in median household income, number four in labor force and number four in exports. We lead the world in only three categories. Number of incarcerated citizens per capita, number of adults who believe angels are real and defense spending..."
Plus, and this irks me the most, the U.S. is ranked 28th best soccer team by FIFA. This my friend is shite!
Interesting topic, sorry if I derailed it some...I enjoyed reading your OP, like the bit about "Targets" become "Aims". I'll have to remember that.