The man in the bright red coat and black top-hat enters the center ring under the Big Top and steps to the microphone descending from above, as if from heaven:
“LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! BOYS AND GIRLS! WELCOME TO THE BIGGEST SHOW UNDER THE BIG TOP! I’M YOUR RING-LEADER “MO-DRAMA OBAMA” AND I WELCOME YOU TO AN INCUMBENCY LOADED WITH THRILLS, CHILLS, SPILLS AND MISDIRECTIVE FRILLS GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU WELDED TO YOUR SEAT UNTIL IT’S TIME TO PICK YOUR POCKET!
(Pause for gleeful laughter and applause from the Peanut Gallery)
YES, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, BOYS AND GIRLS, WE HAVE WILDLY RAMPANT HYPERBOLE TO THREATEN YOUR SENSES. WE HAVE SELECTED SOUND BITES FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE AND TO LULL YOU INTO A FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY. WE HAVE, FOR YOUR EDIFICATION AND EDUCATION CAREFULLY CHOSEN REPRESENTATIONS OF THE TRUTH ONLY WE COULD MANUFACTURE TO SUSPEND YOUR SENSE OF DISBELIEF. WE’LL TAKE, NOT MILLIONS, NOT BILLIONS; BUT TRILLIONS OF YOUR DOLLARS AND BY THE PROCESS OF LEGISLATIVE PREDEDIGITATION AND PROCEDURAL HOKUM, POKUM AND BLOWIN’ SMOKUM UP YOUR PANT LEGS, MAKE IT ALL DISAPPEAR WHILE MAKING YOU BELIEVE WE GIVE A BLIP ABOUT YOUR WELFARE, YOUR FUTURE OR YOUR OBVIOUSLY EASILY MISDIRECTED SANITY.
YOWZA, YOWZA, YOWZA. WELCOME TO THE GREATEST SHOW UNDER THE BIG TOP: THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT.”
Our beloved but ineffective keeper of our truss (A medical truss is usually a pad or tightly stretched material worn over a hernia [possibly fiscal in this sense] to provide support and prevent it from enlarging.) called for an end to the “circus” of debate and negotiation on raising the Debt Ceiling. He’s bravely stated “the American people have voted for a divided government but not a dysfunctional one”. He’s correct. He should stop with the calliope music and get on with the show.
We voted for a government to represent us; not plunder and rape us regularly. It appears every time Congress enters into negotiation, Ruben’s “La Raptio Della Donne Sabine” (translation by computer-blame wiki) becomes more understandable. The American people (as well as their dreams) are hijacked and abducted. Then the politicians have their way with us. It only benefits ideologues, pedestrian political thinkers (?) and solidifies individual political viewpoints so no other perspective can be explored and understood. These stupid people, because they’re having their way, suggest we simply shut-up, lay back and enjoy it because there’s nothing we can do about it.
“Mo-Drama Obama” says Mouth of the House John Boehner’s approach to Debt Ceiling talks “doesn’t solve the problem”. Of course it doesn’t solve Obama’s problem: it wasn’t drafted by a DEMOCRAT. It only cures the problem for a short enough time period to place Obama and his cabal in jeopardy during the 2012 election.
There’s only a 3 Billion dollar difference. Up until 7-25-2011 the Democrats offered no more compromise than the bloviated rhetorical lecturing of “Mo-Drama Obama” pontificating from his self-perceived position on Olympus. If the guy’s ego was any bigger he could qualify as Jupiter himself.
OBAMA! You’re not at Harvard anymore. Act postively-quit lecturing!
But, this is dangerous for Obama and his cabal. It’s political chicanery of the most obvious type. And, it’s dangerous for Boehner and his mini-minded Mafiosi playing chicken with our kids’ future. It’s dangerous for Republicans, as it is for Democrats, because we’re watching and paying attention and planning and plotting our response to this major game exposing our kids and their (future) country in economic peril.
It should be re-stated to the Congress and the incumbent resident of the Oval Office: there are 545 people in positions of power in Washington D.C. There are 310 Million people in the Heartland of America and we are the re-awakening lion whose beard was pulled when we were caught napping. Pulling those whiskers will prove to be a very foolish endeavor for the people most responsible for the care of a cranky lion.
It would be wisdom gained and should be considered cautiously: when you’re invited to the lion’s den for tea, the lion is the one decides the number of lumps you’ll take in the encounter.
Thanks for listening.