Monday, November 24, 2014

Some Free Advice for President Obama

The Republican-controlled Congress shows no signs of letting up for the next two years. It will be next to impossible for the President to get his legislative agenda through .

Unless...

Since the Republicans are acting like a rowdy bunch of stinky two-year-olds, treat them like two-year-olds and do a little of the old "reverse psychology" on them.

Everybody knows how this works:

  • Say that Global Climate Change (aka "Global Warming") is a fraud and a hoax, and there's no reason to do anything about it.
  • Say that you want to repeal the Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare") immediately.
  • Say that you will imprison and mass deport each and every "illegal alien" in this country.
  • Say that you are in favor of the Keystone XL pipeline.
  • Say that you want to reduce Social Security benefits and eliminate the "socialist" programs Medicare and Unemployment Insurance.
  • Say that you want to eliminate the minimum wage and under no circumstances increase it to anything approaching a livable wage. 
  • etc. etc. etc.
Because the Republicans are at this point beyond being anything other than the knee-jerk party of "No", they will immediately say that he's wrong and rush through a set of bills to counter his ideas.

Then Obama pulls the "old switcheroo" and signs them.

Problem solved.

1 Comment:

Katy Anders said...

The old "duck season / rabbit season" trick.

I'd say there's a 75% chance of it working.