What? No anniversary party tonight for our big victory over the greedy capitalists running the healthcare industry? No champagne, caviar or those little Kobe sliders that everyone enjoys so much? Nothing to mark our first, historic 2nd big anniversary of the signing of Obamacare into law?
Apparently my post yesterday (The Eyes…) hit a nerve: because I see Big Guy’s jumping on Air Force Won this evening to visit Seoul. I hope he knows that’s in SOUTH Korea.
Well, even if there isn’t any official celebration, I’m going to commemorate this epochal event by dipping into the MOTUS way-back machine - “The Ayes Have It:”
March 23, 2009
Yes people, the ayes do indeed seem to have prevailed. And as they say, the eyes are the window to the soul. These are the eyes that delivered Obamacare to a nation graciously saying “no thank you, ma’am.”
But back to Nancy’s Betty Davis eyes: look into this soul: do you see what I see?
Of course you do. But we need to soldier on anyway.
Happy Palm Sunday, Nancy.I’m sure you will find time to go to Mass next Sunday to thank the good Lord for your victory over capitalism, self-reliance and liberty.
Sorry we couldn’t have you over tonight to celebrate with Big Guy and Lady M, but you - of all people – know that the politics of the situation require that we hold our big celebration for later. Maybe Good Friday will work out for the big party.
But hey, Nan – you go ahead and have a snort or two tonight, you earned it. I can tell you that Big Guy is going to have a couple of
linessnorts tonight too. Because he’s the president.
I’m sure you remember the revelry on the Hill when Obamacare was finally
rammed up our passed:
Butt back to the here and now: of course we don’t have time to party right now. Big Guy’s got a fundraising drive to spearhead, in order to WTF. Plus he’s busy reformulating his summer energy policy, along with the summer gasoline blends.
To that end, BO just wrapped up an energy-focused 4 state swing to convince you that he feels your pain. And that he’s been doing everything a President could possibly do to ease the price at the pump.
Okay, let’s get these rigs pumping! My ratings need a little boost.
Take that southern leg of the Keystone Pipeline project for instance: Big Guy was on-site yesterday, assuring everyone that he’s doing everything he can to cut through all that bureaucratic government red tape to make sure that portion of the pipeline can move forward (although it doesn’t really require Presidential approval, just a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers).
“Right now, a company called TransCanada has applied to build a new pipeline to speed more oil from Cushing to state-of-the-art refineries down on the Gulf Coast,” the president said…
“And today, I’m directing my administration to cut through the red tape, break through the bureaucratic hurdles and make this project a priority, to go ahead and get it done,” he said.
Too bad there’s still that 1,179 mile gap from the Northern border to Cushing, OK.
It’s just a little gap
Anyway, we’re ending the week on a bit of an upbeat note - here’s the best polling news we’ve had in weeks and weeks:
"Gallup's model tying presidential job approval to Americans' economic confidence indicates that Obama's approval rating would reach 50% -- important for improving his chances of re-election -- if economic confidence were only a bit higher," the pollsters reported.
Ah yes, and if wishes were horses…
…beggars would ride.