John W. Lillpop
Fresh out of brilliant things to say about the debt-limit crisis produced almost exclusively by his party, President Obama resorted to Romper Room rhetoric when he said that he would not accept a smaller, short-term deal, and "We might as well do it now," he said. "Pull off the band aid. Eat our peas."
Band aids and peas? Who writes this stuff for ‘Bama? Didn’t Mr. Rodgers pass on several years ago?
Earlier, Obama reminded Republicans that, “America is not a banana republic.”
Another piece of well-crafted Obama-speak except for the neglected, “Yet. But I am working on it!” which would have put the entire issue in proper perspective.
While Obama wastes valuable time saying silly things in order to avoid facing the facts, all eyes are on the weeping willow of the GOP, that being the venerable John Boehner.
An urgent shout out to the Speaker seems appropriate, that being,” Why settle for peas, John, when red meat is there for the taking?”
Red meat being the extremely vulnerable and weak position that the president finds himself in, a direct result of his lack of leadership and lack of shared interest in the financial well being of America.
Please, John Boehner, remember that you hold the winning hand. No need to concede anything—just get this fellow to take the bait and then reel him in!
And no, this is not a cynical, partisan game. Rather, it is American politics and doing what is best for the republic and 300 million plus Americans!
Forget the peas—go for the red meat!