Let’s not mince words. I have been agonizing over the results of the debt ceiling debate for several days. One Congressman described it as a ‘Satan Sandwich’. I am now prepared to call it what it really is: a Satan Sandwich with a Side of Shit Sauce.
I have wanted to believe in what my President campaigned on. Hope. Change. Democracy. I thought our collective voices made a difference. Was I wrong? Is this a legitimate democracy? Or is it just an illusion? President Obama led me to believe that my voice made a difference. I campaigned hard for that in Nevada in 2008. I believed. I ‘drank the Kool-aid‘ as detractors would say [I have to raise objections with this metaphor. Comparisons to the admonitions of the madman Jim Jones are horrific regardless of political affiliation].
Lately I feel that the Republicans are driving the car despite the fact that there is a Democratic President, and a Democratic Senate. How can this minority be driving the conversation? How can a small portion of the Republican party (the Tea Party) have such an influence? Why do they matter? It’s as if we cannot focus on what matters most. It’s as if we are more concerned about the paint job on a car that doesn’t run. Why are we focusing on stuff that is irrelevant (unless you are a Republican)?
We managed to make a deal on the debt ceiling in the last couple of days. It was a hostage deal. Just like the budget deal a few months ago. The Republicans tried to make it an issue again by shortening the window for negotiation. President Obama wasn’t buying it. He knew that the Republicans would keep trying to hold America hostage.
We managed to extend the debt ceiling despite the efforts to crash the economy. Despite the premeditated efforts to cause this nation harm. We voted to pay our bills. The artificial crisis was averted. But we paid a heavy price for it.
Two slices of white bread
Thin layer of bullshit
Slice of lies
One healthy dose of self-aggrandizement
Serve with a chilled cup of crow.
Enjoy it while you can.
- REP. EMANUEL CLEAVER: Debt deal is a “SATAN SANDWICH!” Give em’ hell Congressman! (economy4abc.blogspot.com)
- Congressman Calls Debt Ceiling Deal a ‘Satan Sandwich’ (blogs.abcnews.com)
- Obama’s ‘Satan sandwich’ leaves sour taste with Black Caucus (thegrio.com)
- ‘Satan Sandwich': Cleaver Weighs In On Debt Deal (npr.org)
- Deli demonic – White House resists sandwich (politico.com)