It’s too bad the Republican Party is a dinosaur with a peanut-sized brain. Even that would be fine, if it’d stop pretending it can think and just become my sockpuppet (wormmae dinosockasaurus) instead.
Obama wants a $450 billion “Mini Me” version of the 2009 stimulus package. Naturally it’s “bipartisan”. (You can always tell that something’s bipartisan when Asses…and Asses alone…assure you it is.)
The Republicans could clobber the Prez with ease over this. Of course they won’t.
But they could:
We agree with the President that bipartisanship is necessary.
We disagree that the American Jobs Act is the best, or even a good, approach to job creation. It will work no better than the previous stimulus and will add to the national debt. Even so, we have existing policies that are far worse. And so we cheerfully propose a bill which does two simple things: it fully funds the American Jobs Act, and repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act…“ObamaCare”.
Mr. President, we know you care about the issue. But the majority of Americans do not like or want the existing program! We still haven’t balanced the budgets of social programs which enjoy widespread support, so how can a ‘social’ program work when its society rejects it?
Mr. President, 26 out of
5750 states brought suit against ObamaCare! The very Constitutionality of the individual mandate remains in question. But even should the Supreme Court rule that Americans can be made to to buy at the government’s command…again, this prospect doesn’t suit Americans. A majority of states, a majority of citizens do not want this program.
Mr. President, many of your political allies supported the bill then immediately sought waivers when it became law! Which you then provided! But the majority of Americans, who never pretended to want ObamaCare…where are their exemptions?
Mr. President, we are willing to compromise…but we should not need to. Each member of Congress represents a fraction of Americans, whereas the President represents all Americans and most of them don’t want ObamaCare. So there is nothing controversial and everything bipartisan about its immediate repeal.
Mr. President, we will compromise and fund your American Job Act…as you compromise and repeal the federal takeover of American healthcare. The savings from that repeal will fund the $450 billion you need for the A.J.A. And with ObamaCare gone much of the fear and uncertainty strangling our economy will simply vanish. The business climate will immediately, noticably improve. It is why we offer our compromise; America will be better off with this bill’s passage than it was before.
With this compromise, we’re now halfway to our bipartisan deal.
Your turn, Mr. President.
Problems? Let’s see…the Republicans are too stupid to do this, too stupid and spineless to stay on message when insults fly. Some folks might fear that if Obama accepted, the economy could improve enough to win him re-election. But that’s kind of a “cut off your nose to spite your face” attitude, innit?
Anyway, we know his ego wouldn’t let him do it. Not with his name plastered to it. And giving in would outrage his leftist base beyond anything seen so far.
Which just goes to show the incredible stupidity, or falsity, of the Elephants. The House should attach repeal of ObamaCare to every single item up before the floor. “I vote to fund the A.J.A. and REPEAL OBAMACARE”. “I vote to pass the transportation bill and REPEAL OBAMACARE. “I vote to honor honor the NCAA Champion ladies’ basketball champions…and REPEAL OBAMACARE.”
Man, I spent too much effort on this post. Very angry at myself right now.
For one day, the numbers have changed so much; first 300 Billion, then 400, then 450, then 479 or something like that…
It’s the incredible, amazing, surprising…”just words” game!
A favorite quote: “Numbers are just like people. Torture them long enough and they’ll confess to anything.”
The Republicans are worried about only one thing: their precious little seats on the Hill. Just like the Democrats.
This is why term limits are necessary.
“Primary challenges” is my magic incantation for 2012. Don’t have great expectations, though.
It’s weird. The more great fan stuff is done, the more Lucas craps on the whole thing. If he meddles with the original material again, let’s just declare fan materail canon and disown GL’s heretical ravings.
A friend of mine said there should be a restraining order to keep GL away from the movies.
It’s fascinating, as a psyche study. M. Night Shamalayana…er, the Sixth Sense dude, also went off the rails. Or Michael Myers with The Love Guru. It’s bizarre, these falls from competence
Btw, in the blu-ray version of ROTJ?
Vader now goes “No… Nooo!” before throwing Palpy into the shaft. Well done Lucas, now Vader is a total sissy.
I’d heard. If you ever read IMAO, Frank J. is really upset about it. So there were some bitter laughs there.
Note that this was done prior to the release of Revenge of the Sith.
I loved the new Star Wars stuff: Timothy Zahn’s first books, the Rogue Squadron series…but eventually too many things happened that violated my sense of narrative. I think it was the Yuzhon Vong(sp?) as villains. I remember having to bail on The Wheel of Time because of the fifth book.
As for the prequels….doesn’t wanting to start a war between the Trade Federation and the Gungans–with a high probability of wiping out both–make Darth Sidious the good guy in all of this?
ObamaCare dalenda est?
Off-topic, but it was a year ago that you posted about the suicidal saboteur that got Instalanched and brought me here.
Don’t know about the rest of you, but I’ve enjoyed it.
Yeah, you beat the…not crowd, exactly…but most folks. Yeah, the thrill of the first ‘Lanche.
I prefer to think of myself as one of the senior investors in this Ponzi scheme, so I’ll get a good payout while the poor schmucks who came in later get hosed.
You should bemoan the system while waving tightly-clenched dollars in our faces. That’s called “pulling a Buffett”.