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Politics As Theater

Posted by Ryne McClaren on February 25, 2010

Just your average Democrat on Twitter

Your average Democrat on Twitter

Today found me buried in work at the office, too busy earning a living (and earning income which may be taxed) to pay attention to President’ Obama’s kabuki theater masquerading as a health care reform “summit.”

But yikes.  What a day!  There’s not much that can be said about strictly partisan politics that hasn’t been said already, so I won’t even try.  Instead, let’s recap some of the more, um, interesting bits that can be found on the World Wide Web.

  • The Drudge Report is in full siren alert, sans the actual .gif siren.  Between the HCR headlines at the top (“Pelosi: Health Reform Will Create 400,000 jobs “Almost Immediately“) and the hi-jinx of two of America’s most ethically challenged politicians (Charlie Rangel and David Patterson), it’s been something of a banner day for Mr. Drudge.
  • The Ace of Spades blog features must-see YouTube, as Wisconsin’s Paul Ryan rattles the President’s cage.
  • Tom Maguire on Obama, Lamar Alexander, and the numbers behind our awesome future premiums.
  • Tech smart guy Dave Winer is just sick and tired of Republicans being an opposition party, and would much rather have America play guinea pig to something they’re not even entirely convinced they want.
  • Joe Biden really probably doesn’t give a damn either way.
  • Dana Milbank was last seen sucking on the tail pipe of the President’s limo.
  • Sam Stein at the Huffington Post swears, by golly, that it’s time for Democrats to step up and take charge! of this wacky health care reform, despite the fact that they’ve spend the last year and one month not doing that very thing.  No more talking, sillies!
  • Shorter Slate: The Democrats fared badly today; Obama and the Republicans won.
  • General vibe I’m getting, with no link to back it up: Obama looked really great in his white shirt and blue tie next to all those little Hope and Change name cards the White House print shop made up for everyone.  He looks smart, doggone it, and that should really be enough for America.

Tomorrow, we’ll all go back to work.  And I’ll make a quick, unsubstantiated prediction: we’re no closer to any sort of health care “reform” today than we were yesterday.  In November, when a passel of Democrats are being shown the door in the mid-term referendum on Democratic policies, we still won’t be any closer.


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