Harry Reid says the Republicans are trying to put lipstick on the the filibuster. Pow! Boehner says only Obama can get us out of this financial cul de sac. Bam! Chris Coons, the new Democratic senator from Delaware, noted that there would be a “bouquet of blame” for everyone if Congress and the White House allowed the country to “Titanic” (thanks Maureen Dowd). Zingo!
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell says he is now “now fully engaged” in the debt talks (he wasn’t before?). Thud! Someone (who?) is looking for a skylight to the debt ceiling talks – good luck with that.
Don’t these people believe in a summer vacation? I feel for Boehner. A coach of a football team has a clear and unyielding objective. His players line up, follow him, and go out to defeat the opponent. Boehner has half his team running in the other direction, while the Democrats are scattered all over the field trying to tackle them. This should be an interesting Sunday.
Something’s gotta give, something’s gotta give, something’s gotta give…
When an irresistible force such as you
Meets and old immovable object like me
You can bet as sure as you live
Something’s gotta give, something’s gotta give,
Something’s gotta give.
- song by Johnny Mercer, sung impeccably by Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, John Boehner, Barack Obama, and many others
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