Thursday, April 18, 2013

This Is What It Sounds Like When Doves Cry

He seems so...angry. But like he's so angry that he's about to burst into tears, as if his man came home smelling like that hairdresser down the street with the bad weave but he can't call him on it because he told him he trusted him after that last fight so he has to keep it inside. Be strong, Barry. You still got ObamaCare. But yeah, he sounds peeved. And like everyone else I'm going to point out that he seems more upset at the political defeat than about what motivated it.

Oh, and don't bother doing one of those word cloud things because it's going to be one giant "90%". I don't know where that number came from because it's awfully darn clear that 90% didn't support this bill or senators wouldn't be scared out of their minds at being voted out of their jobs. Seems obvious to me but whatever.

Anyway, my favorite reality bender is that "a wide majority" of NRA households supported this bill. I had no idea. I just assumed it was the NRA who was trying to stop this legislation but I guess it was someone else. It's a good thing too because the NRA spent almost three million dollars lobbying last year and who could withstand an onslaught of that magnitude? Why that's almost what Obama spends flying around the country for political props!

The one thing I do know is that I think this one hurt. Lame duck status comes up pretty quickly in your second term and with all the political capital Obama expended he couldn't even get this bill through the Democrat-controlled Senate. He probably assumed he could get it through there and spend most of his time shaming those evil House Republicans and either getting a bill passed which he would take credit for or setting up Republicans as child murderers and winning the House back next year. But instead he got his balls handed to him. And now he's pissed. Which should probably make the immigration bill debate extra fun.

And p.s.

1 comment:

  1. Well, he may have passed Obamacare, but implementation is going to be a beyotch, if it can be made to work at any reasonable cost at all. Obamacare and it's consequences bids fair to become his ultimate destruction.

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