Obama throws the GOP into the sequester- patch


“Well, I got you now.” Brer Fox said when he was able to catch his breath. “You floppy-eared pom-pom-tailed good-for-nothing! I guess you know who’s having rabbit for dinner this night!”…”I guess I’m going to be barbecue this day,” Brer Rabbit sighed. “But getting barbecued is a whole lot better than getting thrown in the briar patch.” He sighed again. “No doubt about it. Getting barbecued is almost a blessing compared to being thrown in that briar patch on the other side of the road. If you got to go, go in a barbecue sauce. That’s what I always say. How much lemon juice and brown sugar you put in yours?” …Brer Fox was convinced now that the worst thing he could do to Brer Rabbit was the very thing that Brer Rabbit didn’t want him to do. He snatched him off the Tar Baby and wound up his arm like he was trying to throw a fastball past Hank Aaron and chucked that rabbit right across the road and smack bang right in the middle of the briar patch. “Tee-hee! Tee-hee!” And the giggle broke into the loudest laughing you’ve ever heard. Brer Fox looked up to see Brer Rabbit sitting on top of the hill on the other side of the briar patch. Brer Rabbit waved. ‘I was born in the briar patch, Brer Fox! Born and raised in the briar patch! And he hopped on over the hill and out of sight.”

Uncle Remus and Bre’r Rabbit

Following the 2012 US elections, the GOP was stuck to the White House Tar Baby, seemingly subject to the whim of President Obama. The GOP fooled Obama into throwing it into the sequester patch. And the sequester patch is exactly where the GOP was born and raised!

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2 Responses to “Obama throws the GOP into the sequester- patch”

  1. A6 Says:

    It is instructive that you have to instruct your readers in Uncle Remus and Bre’r Rabbit, once (before PC) part of the patrimony of every child in America thanks to Disney’s “Song of the South.”

    About the sequester-patch: looking at the defense side, not so much.

    The Democrats boast (well, once boasted) that they “gamed” the sequester to discomfit the Republicans, who played “the stupid party”; and indeed the defense cuts are very disproportionate.

    But otherwise, yes, you could say that.

    Full disclosure: I work for a defense contractor, and a serial entertainer of congressmen, at that. It is my judgment of congressmen–admittedly a harsh one–that if defense contractors didn’t entertain congressmen, America would well have no sufficient defense, and possibly no defense at all. In which case, is not this entertaining of congressmen partly an example of private provision of a public good?

    (It is precisely to be free to make such remarks that I post pseudonymously. A6 is not my real name.)

  2. charlesrowley Says:

    You make an excellent point. Not all lobbying is wasteful. The problem is distinguishing when it is from when it is not.

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