The Stupidest Men In U.S. Government
"If you want to talk about character and American values, fine. Just tell me where and when, and I'll show up. This is a time for serious people, Bob, and your fifteen
minutes are up. My name is Andrew Shepherd, and I AM the President." (Michael Douglas, Aaron Sorkin's 'The American President' 1995)
the real universe that we live in, President Barack Obama will NEVER repeal his own Affordable Care Act. Speaker John Boehner continually calls Obamacare a "failed law" that we must defund and repeal. It is the ONLY card he can play. Obama has three aces in
his hand. Boehner has a pair of 2s.
Eric Cantor is in similar shape. These two guys have to answer to some 20-odd Tea Party members who are keeping them from doing anything OTHER than trying to defund a law that is already in the books and will be further in the mainstream on October 1.
Obama is taking the offensive against the GOP for trying to extort the government by threatening to shut it down if he doesn't repeal his own legacy law.
Obama WILL let them shut the government down. They will lose the House in 2014 midterm elections. Nancy Pelosi will return to her former post of House Speaker. The GOP is gambling with their future as a party and that may be the best thing that could happen to them. They will seriously have to reorganize once the Tea Party element is lessened.
Let's talk Ted Cruz. Obamacare is the ONLY thing he can try to use against Obama. Obama IS the President of the United States, NOT Ted Cruz. Ted ruz will NEVER be the President. He is delusional in his approach. Mr. Obama is much smarter than Cruz politically and will put him out of business for good in this second term.
Boehner and Cantor continually have to butt heaqds with each other AND Tea Party elected officials who only care about blowing Washington up politically. Do the American people REALLY want a government that cannot take care of the people who can't? Do they really want to turn America into a "Blade Runner" rudderless society that is truly run by corporations?
Mr. Obama is setting the stage for a huge showdown with Boeher and Cantor. Obama will win. They will lose and the American people will just have to trust that Obama's administration will maneuver their way through this near impossible battlefield.
As I have been saying in previous blogs, Obama knew what he was doing all along with Syria. He played the press, congress and even the American public with a grand bluff about bombing Syria. I still insist he NEVER had any intention of bombing Syria. Obama and Putin cooked this plan up and executed it. Kerry did a fantastic job selling our threat and even Hillary Clinton helped reinforcing Obama and Kerry's threat. It was masterful and will go down (later) in the history books as a brilliant manuever.
The liberal and right-wing press bought into the threat and riled the people up. Russia did what they intended to do all along...Rid Assad of those chemical weapons. They certainly didn't want the rebels getting their hands on them, or Iran.
All the while, Boehner and Cantor did NOTHING. The only thing they can do these days is appease the far right Tea Party peeps. They are the stupidist men in our government for NOT getting a handle on these people in January, 2011.
Good luck boys with this Debt Ceiling Showdown!