Friday, March 06, 2009

No George, it's called Armageddon

What a ridiculous sub-headline:
Will Obama's Health Plan Be The End of Post-Partisanship?
Er, does he mean before or after the White House decided to go after individual talk show hosts? And good Lord, somebody get this woman a tissue:
Pelosi was angry, not only because she was surprised -- Reid had been assuring her all week that he had the votes in his pocket -- but also because she's getting heat from her members who aren't happy about being held hostage to the Senate's 60 vote hurdle on every major piece of legislation.
Maybe Obama can issue an EO changing the Senate rules. Put Geithner on it--he seems interested in everything these days since he can't solve anything.

But George is right, this could get real messy. Slipping health care into a budget bill where only 50 votes are needed for passage would be like impeaching the president on simple majority vote. Oddly enough, while such a thing should be a shocking call to arms it seems more like a fart in the breeze amidst the blizzard of "change" currently wafting through the national fan. A certain numbness has set in, perhaps by design. But this might cure it fast.

It's most likely a bluff, but after Pelosi's above comments would anyone bet against them? If they were to act so foolish the resulting war would not be the 'end of post-partisanship' as George so meekly described, it would be political Armageddon. That's no way to govern and it would go counter to Obama's campaign promises (again) but if they sense it's the only chance to get it done before 2010, anything's possible.

Put in a less incendiary way--it would not be a shining moment in American history. More likely the tipping point of our downfall.

10 comments:

Mustang said...

As I understand a recent treatise written by Comrade Sunset, the Obama/Democratic plan is actually quite feasible. In this supposition, Obama will corral together all the citizens of Manor Farm and tell them that he has a dream . . . that everyone can live together happily with no conservatives to oppress or control them. What will then happen is that all the socialists in Amerika will enthusiastically embrace the concept of liberal totalitarianism and three key leaders (whose names he cleverly disguised as Snowball, Napoleon, and Squealer, will formulate a plan called Obamaization. It will call for massive spending intended to improve life in Amerika, particularly among union workers, pork-smell research scientists, and anyone who donates a lot of money to Congressional leaders who oversee financial markets. Part of this, of course, includes a new socialist health care model that will guarantee free medical care for illegal aliens.

Comrade Sunset thinks this can work because all that is necessary is that government prints more money to meet the new thousands of financial obligations.

I don’t know about you, but I feel better.

A.C. McCloud said...

Well, I'm saying that if Pelosi-Reid-Obama try to ram health care down our throats as a pork attachment on a spending bill our Republican leadership might get real, real, real mad. Mitch McConnell might get so mad that he can actually he heard in his press conference.

Me? I'm getting my pitch fork polished and have sent off for the "Glenn Beck Backyard Fallout Shelter", complete with a replica AK and 1000 rounds, dried "Beckfood", a solar powered stun gun, and 500 cans of Bush's baked beans. Let's roll!

LASunsett said...

//complete with a replica AK and 1000 rounds, dried "Beckfood", a solar powered stun gun, and 500 cans of Bush's baked beans//

No offense, but I don't want to be in YOUR bunker.

A.C. McCloud said...

No offense, but I don't want to be in YOUR bunker.

I should hope not..

Mustang said...

You see, AC ... this is one of his dirty little secrets, something I've wanted to discuss with you for quite some time. But I knew it was just a matter of time until he came out.

A.C. McCloud said...

You mean that visit to Florida was more than just a vacation?

Not that there's anything wrong with that of course!

Mustang said...

What trip to Florida? You didn't believe any of that stuff, did you?

A.C. McCloud said...

:-0

Why, no.

LASunsett said...

AC,

Mustang is suffering from dementia. It's best to not engage him in conversation when he's not lucid. Mornings are always best, in the evenings he gets Sundowner's Syndrome.

Mustang said...

Of course, this comes from a man who spent most of his adult life in a psych ward. He may try to convince you he was working there, but I think we know the truth.