- Posted October 15, 2013 by
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Shutdown over: What next?
Comedy Routine Gone Sour - The Washington Stalemate
We sit mired in the 15th day of the partial government shutdown with the impending plunge into the abyss only days and hours away when the nation hits the ceiling and may default on its sovereign debt.
The ongoing debacle and comedy routine known as Washington politics has gone sour. The ratings are scraping the bottom of the barrel, making it time to pull the plug.
What has been going on as Congress can't get its act together and the President repeating, "No deal", reminds me of an old Cheech and Chong routine, which I will clean up for family consumption.
The guys are out walking on a sunny day when they see what they think is dog poop in their path.
"Does that look like dog poop?"
"Yeah, man, it looks like dog poop."
"Touch it, man. Does it feel like dog poop?"
"Yeah, man, it feels like dog poop."
"Smell it, man. Does it smell like dog poop?"
"Yeah, man, it smells like dog poop."
"Taste it, man. Does it taste like dog poop?"
"Yeah, man, it tastes like dog poop."
"Good thing we didn't step in it."
The dfference between the calamity happening with Congress and the White House is that they all did step in it. Not only did they step in it, they are stomping all over it and squishing it between their toes.
When, not if, but when a deal is finally reached on both raising the debt ceiling and re-opening up all government offices and services, let's hope Congress and the President will act differently when once more we face both issues.
Our elected officials now know what it looks like, feels like, smells like and tastes like. Next time let's pray our Congress and our President find a way to either step over it or go around it.
From the Cornfield, this comedy routine has long gone sour. It's time to cancel the show and roll out a new pilot. This screenplay needs filed away in the round filing cabinet.