Friday, March 01, 2013
Those deadbeat dads are proud of their failure
I keep reading various pundits who are insisting that President Obama shares some (all, most) of the blame for the sequester. And that he's not working with the Congressional GOP to get to a solution.
Well, call me silly for noticing, but the last few times he's tried working with the Congressional GOP, they've either caved or just said "No" to any suggestion that isn't what they want exactly - and then some. (In fact, even when The Prez arguably caved to the Republicans, they were the ones who insisted he hadn't because he didn't give them what they wanted and more.) They're like tired little children when Mommy won't buy them yet another ice cream. Cranky and partizan, they claim to be as pure as the driven snow in both motive and means. I can't help notice that they refuse to discuss their motives and do their level best to avoid appearing responsible for their means.
The Congressional GOP agreed to the poison pill of the sequester. Once you've voted for it - does it really matter who came up with the idea? So what if it came from The White House? At least someone over there was trying to come up with something! Which is more than anyone can say about the Congressional GOP. In politics, failure is an orphan. For the sequester, it has more than a few deadbeat fathers.