As I sat down this morning to crank out another exciting blog posting (snicker), I was suddenly hit by one of my nefarious ‘monkey brain’ attacks. The following few lines are the pitiful result. It might be a good idea to take your favorite anti-anxiety pill and buckle up before proceeding.
OK, first up is an announcement I am sure was welcomed by the White House because it virtually ensures Barack Obama’s reelection. The Communist Party USA has already seen fit to endorse Barack Obama.
While noting he is disappointed with "some aspects" of the Obama administration's domestic and foreign policy, Sam Webb, chairman of the Communist Party USA, threw his support behind Obama's re-election bid.
Now if el presidente can bring the Anarchists, Atheists and the “The Rent is Too Damned High” Party on board, he should have the whole thing locked down and won’t even need to campaign. That would spare us all from tons of political advertising and hours of campaign speeches. And it would free Barack to pursue the more import items on his agenda -like golf and basketball.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) has got to be one of my favorite Democrats in Congress. I don’t agree with her on just about anything, but she regularly says such ridiculous things that she provides a sorely needed source of comedy relief to Washington.
Well, she’s at it again. Nancy told a group of liberal bloggers Thursday that she has super-secret plan to combat the GOP’s “hostage-taking” mentality and prevent a repeat of the debt limit debate, during which Republicans got basically everything they wanted by “acting like terrorists”. She said the dynamics of the debt limit fight — where Democrats were forced to accept deep cuts to government programs on the threat of default — will not happen again!
“Suffice to say that you won’t see a repetition of what happened last week, taking us to the last minute when they didn’t even have the votes — they didn’t even have the votes — and then saying to us ‘You will be responsible for a default,” Pelosi said in response to a question from TPM.
Pelosi was reluctant to spell out just how she would stave off this situation, however. “I would say that if I were to tell you…it would be defanged,” she said, after being pressed for details. “In terms of what we — how we would approach where they go from here. And that may be a House Democratic position…. Our members were very unhappy about that vote the other day. Very unhappy.”
“[W]e wouldn’t let our country default,” Pelosi said. “But I’ll say it this way to you. A default is a much more serious consequence than a shutdown of government for a few days….Expect us to be more visible in terms of what we say here and how we mobilize out side to make sure the Republicans know the risk of taking us to the brink." When asked to provide more details. “It’s to make it a completely unacceptable place for the Republicans to go because it will have public consequence.”
Before you get too nervous about this, remember that this is the same Nancy Pelosi who famously told reporters during the Health Care debate that “We have to pass the bill so we can see what’s in it.”
I know, I know, that’s enough for today. I’ll stop before your eyes start to bleed. Have a great day and if the ‘good Lord is willing and the creek don’t rise’, I’ll see you tomorrow….
Live Long and Prosper….