Tuesday, March 2, 2010
* Canards for Holden
Holden Caulfield we need you right now to be screaming your favorite epithet across our national political soap opera: PHONEY! PHONEY! PHONEY!
What is it in the Oval Office that turns a perfectly believable person into a suspected liar, a dissembler, a hypocrite?
It is almost as if you can watch Obama become Bush, day by day.
The Health Care Summit was the phoniest , most blatant piece of entrapment produced by the White House yet: It was a technological canard.
Obama knew very well he wasn't going to give or get anything at that meeting. The entire televised program was choreographed to "out" the Republicans as nay-sayers in front of the viewing public.
What it did instead, was "out" the President as two-faced.
Smiling his Wrigley's-chewing-gum smile, patting folks on the back, calling them by first name, didn't hide the fact that he was guilty of the penultimate administrative technique: Benign neglect and intransigent equivocation.
Obama is going to do what he darned well wants to and he's going to take the Democrats with him----where ever darned-well-wants-to winds him up.
My guess is that's in an OTP: One Term Presidency.
I don't want anybody preaching to me about health care who still smokes cigarettes. Period.
Posted by Paul D. Keane, The Anti-Yale at 9:42 PM