William F. Buckley Jr. once reflected that universal health care was a happy thought, then went on to clarify, “Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality the costs become prohibitive.” Unfortunately, such intellectual reasoning is an automatic disqualifier to serve effectively in Washington today and has been replaced by pandering when obfuscation is not yielding the floor to noxious grandstanding or another mawkish vignette.
Dude! Where’s my hoodie?
When a benign scandal emerged in the NFL, Democrat Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois immediately seized the opportunity to divert attention away from his flagrantly irresponsible social and fiscal policies to announce an investigation of all professional sports. Later, with all the finesse of a soccer riot, House members were trampling one another for face time at the expense Trayvon Martin’s misfortunes as if maudlin exhibitions might somehow act as a substitute for the dearth of responsible statesmanship. Not to be outdone, of course, were Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson, both of whom I have maintained for years live in private jets that circle the United States so that they might instantly interjaculate themselves into another potential race scandal which will line their pockets with shakedown money at the expense of those they claim to champion. It remains a mystery on par with the pyramids of Egypt how and why these two hucksters continue to receive so much adulation for their race-baiting oratorical vomit, yet none can dispute that they have successfully duped their followers into believing that speaking loudly somehow translates into sagacity.
Mr. Obama differs little than the rest when it comes to looking deep into the manual for another misdirection play to deflect attention from his effrontery or ineptness, and one can’t help but wonder if his Harvard law degree was manufactured in much the way his birth certificate was, for no schooled lawyer from the Ivy League, or anywhere else for that matter, would interject themselves into an ongoing criminal investigation unless they were desperate for attention or looking to stoke racial fires. Aside from the premature legal and ethical perspectives, Mr. Obama’s cloying comment about the deceased Martin youth looking like he could be his own son was arguably the cheapest and most tawdry stunt ever pulled by an acting president, and that includes eight years of Clinton juvenility.
The 414-0 House vote rejecting Mr. Obama’s budget was a scalding rebuke with partial attribution to common sense and Democrat self-preservation as the election clock ticks toward November, as well as, perhaps, a result of witnessing at least one of the three government branches accepting the responsibility of its charter as the Supreme Court entertained oral arguments relating to the Patient Execution and Unaffordable Care Act, often referred to as Obamacare.
Eight out of the nine justices have embraced the responsibility of their appointment, have asked pertinent and penetrating questions and have entertained arguments from both sides with an integrity befitting the highest court in our land. The same cannot be said of Elena Kagen, who helped write the bill, drove the bribery shuttle between the White House and Capitol Hill, and cadged a Supreme Court appointment for her complicity. The ironclad quid pro quo she agreed to as Mr. Obama’s shill is evidenced by her inappropriate and ethically bankrupt decision not to recuse herself from the legal process. She is, as H.L. Mencken once proverbially described a judge, the law student who gets to grade her own paper. It is of no use to try and anticipate the final outcome for many oral arguments made in front of the High Court come with the requisite dekes and head feints from judges who relish the verbal repartee. What can be anticipated with utmost assurance, however, is if the Supreme Court does not strike down the law on constitutional grounds, our country will descend into the economic and social vortex of Communism and do so as if we’re pulling more G’s than an inverted fighter pilot. Those are givens.
Also given, is that the government overreach will have been endorsed by the highest court in the land, and that endorsement will grow tentacles to such a degree and with so much speed and intensity that it will spread into every aspect of our lives in a manner resembling a cracked windshield that suddenly spider-webs. What we eat, how we live, how much energy households and individuals consume will be determined by a government bureaucrat, a person you may be assured will resemble Barney Fife with an AK47, consumed with omnipotency and possessing the discretion of a gerbil, and that is not an exaggeration.
We now have our own version of Mexico’s Zeta’s, otherwise known as the New Black Panthers, and they are soliciting funds, across state lines, for the express purpose of killing someone and depriving that individual of a constitutional right to a fair trial, and violate more than a handful of federal laws with the complete and full endorsement of the Marcel Marceau, the current Attorney General. It is clear that the current regime, for it is not an administration, was hiding behind the door the day they were handing out common sense at school. They have exempted themselves from the deficient health care coverage they sought to cram down the throats of unsuspecting citizens, so unquestionably were in attendance the day’s lesson was “do as I say and not as I do.”
Unfortunately, they were also in attendance the day they were told not to run with scissors.