Wednesday, April 6, 2011


From yesterday's hastily called press briefing after failing to reach a budget agreement with Speaker of the House John Boehner to avoid a government shutdown this Friday, President Obama:
"But it would be inexcusable for us to not be able to take care of last year’s business — keep in mind we’re dealing with a budget that could have gotten done three months ago, could have gotten done two months ago, could have gotten done last month — when we are this close simply because of politics."
This coming from the leader of the party that controlled every branch of the government last fall when the budget for fiscal year 2011 should have been passed.

Instead of sounding like he's playing defense when he says he refuses to be "put in a box" by the threat of a government shutdown, Speaker Boehner, indeed all Republicans, should instead go on the attack by exploding with something like:
""Inexcusable!!??"  Are you kidding me?  What's inexcusable and irresponsible was President Obama and the congressional Democrats not passing a budget for 2011 in the first place.  Even the possibility of a shutdown rests squarely on their shoulders.  We're the one's trying to clean up not only their mess, but their unfinished business as well."
Hardball, Speaker Boehner, you gotta play hardball.    


  1. Re the shutdown: Just came back from applying for a greeter position at Wal-Mart. I've always thought those yellow smiley buttons were quite sharp....

  2. Don't forget the attractive smock. Blue IS your color, isn't it?