Wednesday, October 02, 2013

An Ant Has No Quarrel With a Boot

I'll just say this about the current political brew-ha-ha: neither President Obama, nor the Democrats in the Senate or House of Representatives, nor the 10 Republicans who are either sane or unafraid of the Tea Party, should negotiate withe the House Republicans. They are not negotiating from a position of reality; they think the Affordable Care Act is illegal, they act like Democrats were never trying to be inviting and negotiable, and they believe that Obama personally sent police to prevent WWII veterans from visiting a memorial.

Even dyed-in-the-wool Republicans warm up to the Act once they, you know, read up on it. And as Obama pointed out yesterday, shutting down the government has zero effect on financing "Obamacare." Whatever proposal the President or the Democrats submit will be dismissed as "too liberal" or "unrealistic" anyway. And let's not forget that the House has been gerrymandered to the point where the laws of political physics no longer apply (aka, there's enough GOP member in "safe districts" to be able to vote however the hell they want). Or that they've done jack about Sequestration. And how many jobs bills have they passed?

So to those who are thinking, We have to do something before things get worse; I mean, if we show that we're willing to concede something small, how can they find fault with that? I say...well, just look at the title. 


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