Sebelius is Gone – but it’s OK

With this Administration and it’s KoolAid swilling cronies and apologists, words can mean anything …and nothing. “Obamacare won.” (?!??!!??!?) What does that mean? Was Obamacare in an unseen competition somewhere we didn’t know about? Is Obamacare a team playing a sport? Is it a warrior engaged in some struggle? I always thought it was just some cheap stunt to create a “legacy” for the boy wonder CIC. Much like Social Security is for FDR. Or Vietnam for LBJ. Didn’t LBJ get the Civil rights thing going? You remember …the same legislation he opposed and deep-sixed a few years earlier when he personally blocked it in the House. Or JFK for being young and good lookin’ and lowering taxes. (At least that was a “legacy” that worked.) 

Did you notice how Obama congratulated Sebelius …or someone…for doing a good job? I may be mistaken here. Maybe it was someone else. I have an extremely hard time listening to Obama these days. His phony speech cadence sounds artificial and contrived. His attempt at dramatic emphasis and phrasing isn’t working. It’s corny, if it gets that good. Someone should tell him. But who has the guts? I read that Hitler liked having marathon gab sessions late into the night. People dreaded them because only Hitler talked. And I understand it could get boring. And can you imagine the terror of his listeners as their eyelids drooped and they thought Hitler may notice …or …they might fall out of their chair. That would have been hard to conceal. That could have been bad. While Obama probably wouldn’t consign someone he wanted to punish into a gas chamber, he might feel empowered to appoint you to head up Obamacare and fix the Big Govmintcomputer. Bad news.

resignedObama’s “congratulations” are sneaky and purposeful. If Obamacare ever gets straightened out Obama can still take the credit for hiring Sebelius. If it flops he can blame Sebelius. He can look magnanimous and beam at everyone while reminding everyone it was really Sebelius’s deal. He tried to help her, but it was just beyond her. But after acknowledging her “good job” there is no doubt who had the main responsibility. He’s insidious.

These people are in it for the fame and money. They are not team players when the Team is America. A good example of how they think and are motivated was illustrated recently in an article in The New Yorker (so it must be true) about Chris Christie. It seems he “fell in love with politics” at an early age. He liked to “organize.” And one time he turned out to be such a “team player” that he and his dad tried to thwart the transfer of a student from another township into Chris’s school. Their reasoning was simple. The new kid was a good catcher on the varsity where he was transferring from. Chris was the starting catcher at his school. So why would anyone need another catcher (like most teams have)? You will understand Chris and his pappy’s logic better when I tell you that the transfer happened and Chris road the pine for the balance of the baseball season. It’s easy to understand.

4-15-2014That is the problem with these people. They are for themselves and will endorse or share the spotlight only with people who will help them. It is not America first. It is not my fellow Americans first. It is “ME” first. Christie is widely known in political circles as one who will betray a friend in a moment…if it seems a good idea. He jettisoned the “bridge guys” easily enough. He’s attacked other longtime friends and supporters. He slips past the blame, but not always. He tried to slip past Joy Behar the other night at a roast for someone else. It didn’t work.

Do you see any similarity to someone else?

Mmmmm…LBJ, JFK, FDR …and …BO.

What isn’t wrong with this picture?

Why can’t some of those guys who play for Kentucky or UCONN go into politics?

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About the author

Stephen Bowers

Stephen Bowers

I am an attorney in Las Vegas who has always wanted to draw political cartoons, partly because I like drawing, but mostly because I enjoy ridiculing pompous know-nothings. Verbally debating them gets nowhere. They don't know they're beaten. But poking fun at them in a drawing leaves them without recourse or rebuttal. What can they do...? Call me names, whine, cuss me ... or maybe draw a witty riposte? Unlikely.
Steve Bowers, Esq.

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