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2010 November 16 — Why Now?
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All You Need To Know About Politics

… is found in the movies of Mel Brooks and Monty Python.

By now you have read about the new Republican Congresscritter from Maryland who is upset because he has to wait a month to get his taxpayer subsidized health insurance. I guess his $10K+ monthly salary isn’t enough to cover him for that month.

In Hostage Situation Anglachel looks at Paul Krugman’s latest column, The World as He Finds It, and while agreeing in principle with Krugman, she is reminded of the hostage scene in Blazing Saddles where the sheriff takes himself hostage.

I would note that one of the few intelligence utterances from the Shrubbery was “I don’t negotiate with myself.” It was usually misapplied to the situation that was involved, but the principle is sound.

Frankly I find the simplest answer to what has occurred during the first two years of the Obama Presidency is that he is a Republican, who ran as a Democrat because that was the quickest way to fulfill his ambition. He never presented any real policies that he intended to implement, he simply talked about bi-partisanship, as if process were more important that policy. There is no indication that he is any less shallow than his predecessor.

November 16, 2010   4 Comments