Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Health Care Reform Passes

I'm not happy and I don't have much to say except for this:

Dear President Bush,

If you are destined for low approval ratings, this is how you spend political capital. Wish you would have spent yours more wisely.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Challenge: Turn Back the Clock

Re-write this story about how Rahm Emanuel is really Obama's foot soldier, circa 2006. Difficulty level? You can't say "Cheney" "Pull" "Strings" or "Puppet". Go.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Obama to Push 'Nuclear Option'

Well, if you ever had any doubts that a heard of sheep can be lead off a cliff to their own demise, look no farther that congressional Democrats:

White House officials tell ABC News that in his remarks tomorrow President Obama will indicate a willingness to work with Republicans on some issue to get a health care reform bill passed but will suggest that if it is necessary, Democrats will use the controversial "reconciliation" rules requiring only 51 Senate votes to pass the "fix" to the Senate bill, as opposed to the 60 votes to stop a filibuster and proceed to a vote on a bill.

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have been awaiting the president’s remarks direction on how health care reform will proceed.

If the Democrats pursue this in the face of strong public opposition, and then it turns out to be the mess that some of us anticipate, this could cost them electorally for several election cycles, if not a generation. I've never seen a political party so flippant in the face of a self imposed disaster.