Ugliest Political Week in Memory
As health care fever spikes up, the body politic in woozy Washington is showing symptoms of a breakdown.
Democrats are struggling with parliamentary paralysis, Republicans are having apoplectic fits and Barack Obama is laying hands on everyone in sight with pleas to help a presidency on life support.
His agitation brought him to Fox News last night for a Tourette’s Syndrome interview with someone named Bret Baier, who sat in the White House constantly interrupting the President with what the transcript describes as “cross talk” but sounded more like disrespectful baiting at cross purposes.
House Democrats have turned into babbling talking heads trying to explain “reconciliation” and “deem and pass” as stretcher bearers in the background search for arm-twisted victims to bring their body count to the needed 216.
Dennis Kucinich signed on yesterday, citing his worry that Republicans were not only attacking Barack Obama on the issue but trying to “delegitimize his presidency.”
On the Daily Show, Jon Stewart offered a montage of right-wing raging, culminating in loony Rep. Steve King’s call for a velvet revolution akin to the Prague uprising against Communism.