Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should
By Rick Saunders
Q: Why does a dog lick itself?
A: Because it can.
This rather blunt colloquialism, well-known by now to all high school sophomore teen boys and, it now seems, a growing number of Democrat politicians, seems more and more to be directly analogous pork- and special-interest laden, earmarked, zero-bipartisan, unilaterally Democrat Nightmare on D.C. Street so-called “stimulus” bill being rammed through the House today. That analogue is the behavior of any and all members of Congress, senators and representatives alike, who have allowed their fingerprints to be placed on this 1,071-page monstrosity.
The Democrats are “having their way” with the electorate, regardless of the consequences. Hey, they say, if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants a few million dollars added for pet projects back in her district (the People’s Republic of San Francisco), do it.
Why? Because she can.
Oh, and be quick about voting for it, because her flight to Rome takes off at 6:00 PM today.
If Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants to insert, in the dead of night, while he thinks no one is looking, an additional eight billion dollars–$8,000,000,000.00–for a high speed “maglev” train (four times the sum originally inserted, but previously stripped from the bill) to shuttle suckers from Los Angeles and the rest of Southern California suckers up to Las Vegas so that they may more rapidly relieve themselves of all that excess money they have accumulated from all of their stocks, investments and bonuses, go for it.
Why? Because he can.
And if President Barack Hussein Obama wants to jettison the last vestiges of his campaign promises to bring “change” to the way Washington works, to discard his promise to abandon the “politics of fear and division,” and to toss away like so much detritus following a train wreck the assurances of “hope” for a better America by (a) adopting the same-old same-old tactics of burned-out liberal theology coughed up by burned-out Clintonistas, (b) going on his first “Scare America” tour, warning of catastrophe if “his” stimulus bill is not passed, and (c) undermining any remnant of competency and sound judgment–illusory as they may have been–that he may have manufactured during the campaign by tapping a series of tax cheats, D.C. insiders and plain old generic bozos to populate his cabinet and administration . . . by all means, have at it.
Once again, the question arises: why?
That’s right, Virginia — because he can. Yes, he can.
If the president’s track record thus far were merely one of inexperience, that might be excused. Certainly that is the case when one reads Pravda on the Hudson (a.k.a. The New York Times). If his track record over the last month–yikes, has it only been that long?!?–were only one of incompetence, that too might be excused. Hey, no one is expected to be totally running and up to speed the day he hits the ground . . . well . . . unless one is the president of the United States of America. Furthermore, if his track record were just one of indifference to the campaign promises he made to some 65 million Americans who voted for him (not to mention the 60 million Americans who saw through the charade and voted for “the other guy”), that too could be rationalized. Lord knows, the mainstream media is doing everything it can to hold this flimsy and already patently feckless administration together.
But when you mix into the pre-existing brew of inexperience, incompetence and indifference the added ingredients of hypocrisy, arrogance and vengeance–remember how that venomous Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel counseled to “never want to waste a crisis”–you have the perfect cauldron of hideous concepts to pour over America. And it appears that this is precisely the plan that Reid, Pelosi and Obama have in mind with regard to the monster they have created in their backroom laboratories (locked to Republicans, of course) — one in the Senate, one in the House and one at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
With a hearty “thank you” to the people who voted Democrat and brought us here, not much more can be done today than to say “Get set, America,” because the party is just about to begin. Reid, Pelosi and Obama–with help from a smattering of turncoat Republicans–are about to have their way with you.
Why? Because they can.
There is, however, a solution. To all those who will be voting on the Frankenstein-like monster now masquerading as the “stimulus bill,” remember Nancy Reagan’s advice to kids tempted to indulge in bad and illicit substances, including drugs: Just say “no.”
In the meantime, has anyone seen my torch and pitchfork?
Rick Saunders is a freelance writer who splits his time between endeavors in southern California and the American southwest. He began writing for America’s Right in December 2008.