I guess we should be grateful that Obama is not a truly bloodthirsty tyrant who envisions concentration camps and mass executions. Yet there is undoubtedly something embarrassing about having to endure the dictatorial inclinations of a would-be despot who is so…Let’s see, what’s the phrase I’m looking for?...Oh, yes…There is something singularly embarrassing about living under the reign of an autarch who is so utterly candy-assed . For one thing, what does this say about the opposition? Am I supposed to be impressed that John Boehner is chattering like an indignant squirrel that’s been chased up a tree by a three-legged cat? Sure the squirrel is upset, but his mere squawking isn’t going to bring home the acorns. And what can we expect from Mitch McConnell? It isn’t only his physiognomy that suggests a frog that has narrowly escaped being gigged; there is an aspect of timidity to his temperament that impels him to seek the safety and comfort of the stationary lily pad over the deep and whirling waters of principle.
Well, we shall see. According to some recent reports, Boehner’s lawsuit may actually have legs; however, I continue in my suspicion that they are of the “peg” variety, and made of cheap plywood. Perhaps when all of the new Republican senators and representatives take their seats in January, they will, as James Boswell’s father said of Cromwell in a heated argument with Dr. Johnson, teach this king that he has a joint in his neck (I speak metaphorically, of course). Or possibly our political beclownment will simply continue apace, unimpeded by timeservers bereft of courage and unity. Stay tuned.