Remember when Chico, the blonde afro sporting Marx brother, asked Mrs. Teasdale ” who are you going to believe, me, or your lyin’ eyes” in the classic comedy ‘Duck Soup’?’. Well, I’m exclaiming that to be the new motto for tea party nit wits in congress. I nickname them nitwits because they follow asinine legislation to the hilt, which is the level of a vote. This means they’re either wasting precious debate and legislative time on bills they’re crazed enough to actually believe in, or fakin’ the funk to appease their numbskull base. These are not ready for primetime bills, and baby pogs are not ready to be prime time players. The legislation was not derived from the mind of Minolta, and may have managed to score two unearned for the donkeys.
At the risk of repeating myself for the umpteenth time, the iced tea faction of a steaming hot tea party is being shown the side of the road, if they haven’t already felt like they been kicked to the curb. Paul ‘Revere’ Ryan, and ‘his raiders’ made a not so veiled attempt to end Medi-Care in its entirety within a generation. Then, the tea party dominated baby pogs, or tea party marionette congressmen and women, voted wholeheartedly for a cut, cap, and balance bill — which, well, you have to read it to believe it. I will say this, in my opinion, it would very well have killed Middle-Class status in this great nation once and for all.
And most recently, baby pogs voted for John ‘Beavis’ Boehner’s incredibly lame attempt to put this high wire routine on pause until 2012 skating past the thin ice 218-210, with 22 Republicans jumping out of the liferaft and voting with the more serious party.
The second run, or consequence if you will of their maddening actions, is a high risk of bleeding support because Richie Rich and Daddy Warbucks are finally being forced to show their hold card. I don’t care who you are, or what’s your status. To support Republican plans that dissect Social Security, dismantle Medi-Care, and dissolve Medi-Caid within a generation is, for lack of a better term,masochistic. Nobody, and I mean nobody votes against their better interests. At least no one who considers themselves to be a serious connoisseur of legislation.
Alas, a deal is in the making for the United States to increase its borrowing power past the $14.3 trillion dollar mark. And except for a hands off approach to Social Security, and Medi-Care, it appears Richie Rich and Daddy Warbucks indeed have reason to perform the moon walk in what should have been a perp walk. The 11th hour deal caters to the tea party doctrine a little more than I would have preferred. But really, what could congressional Democrats do when the POG’s were ready and willing to break this nation, and set up nothing less than anarchy to prove their point? Tea party advocates could care less about anybody but tea party advocates.
Donkeys were once again relegated to sitting in the stands while the Elephants were playing the most important game in modern times against them. The only two people who saw activity on the field were President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. I suppose if you only have two players on a team taxed with saving our country from complete upheaval, it’s best they’re the punter and the kicker. You might not score any points, but you can make it more difficult for the other team to simply march down the field untouched. And just hope like heck the clock ticks down to zero with the quickness.
Well, the clock did wind down. And it resulted in a beatdown for Democrats who got the heck stomped out of them. I admit I took the tea party too lightly. I just knew Americans would rally behind our President and make it easier for him swoop down and save the day kind of like Superman does in his adventures. But the tea party strategy of cornswaggling their own constituency, and more importantly unknowing Independent voters was just too much to overcome.
I was hoping beyond hope that iced tea members looked over the bill in its entirety, and pulled the reins on this wild stallion. But, as in any surreal movie, they just kept on keeping on, wishing in fact for a complete upheaval of the American dream. I think it’s obvious these aren’t your daddy’s Republicans, and even more obvious we have to put these people out to pasture in the ’12.