Monday, November 25, 2013

Flagrente Derangedio

Well, as you all know, after five years that clever President Obama finally engaged in 12-dimensional chess -- but not enough to fool John Cornyn.

Nope, Cornyn was on to the attempt of Barack Obama -- and five other nations in addition to Iran -- to agree to a deal JUST TO SAVE "Obamacare".

Thus two long-time wishes of conservatives everywhere have come to fruition.

1. They get to bemoan the continued existence of the underwhelming medical reform legislation they always dreamed of passing, until Democrats passed it.

2. They get to continue to bemoan "appeasing" things like not war via bombing brown people in the name of peace without actually having to do so.

This will not stand, well it may stand, but the dream of bombing the Iranians until the rubble bounces is such a long-standing right-wing wet dream it will not be given up so easily.

And naturally, the conservatives designee as Secretary of State (they consider him more American than the current American President) comes through for to speak.

And, of course, the Democrats have their own enablers.

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]


Montag said...

Netanyahoo is fast becoming the Pied Piper of Palookaville.

Every cognitively disabled politician in this country is mindlessly dancing to his frantic war fife and drum.

Time to tell him, when you personally put your fat ass on the front line.

StonyPillow said...

Kerry’s been SecOState for 297 days. Give a real liberal some power, good things can happen — right quick. And our Moderate Republican President won’t trim Kerry's sails while everything else is hitting the fan.

Let’s see Congress try and mess it up. That’ll play real well in 2014

kingweasil said...

The Zionists and republicans are a little upset that bombing the shit out of Iran has been taken off the table for now

Yastreblyansky said...

The 1989 Heritage document is about LIBERATING ALL EMPLOYERS FROM THE OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE WORKERS WITH INSURANCE through forcing ALL INDIVIDUALS to purchase their own insurance. The ACA is about COVERING THE VAST MAJORITY THROUGH EMPLOYER-PROVIDED INSURANCE AND EXPANDED MEDICAID with a tiny number of relatively well-off freelancers falling between the cracks and required to buy their own. They are NOT THE SAME.

It's pretty crappy in a number of ways, especially in the short term, but it is not a Heritage or Republican or Romneyan plan (Romney vetoed the employer mandate in Massachusetts but the legislature overrode him; now it's popular so he takes credit for it but he fought it as hard as he could). It does set up the preconditions that will allow states with a rational population to move to a rational system, as Vermont has learned. Republicans are right to fear it.

Yastreblyansky said...

And even that "individual mandate" was Hillary Clinton's proposal; Obama opposed it in 2008 campaign.

pansypoo said...

of course the teevee gnewz gravitates to the loons.