Framing the Dialogue

Not A Dimes Worth of Difference

dimeDemicans and Republicats that’s what they are; the two political parties.  They often fight and try to outwit each other, but far too often they get together and that’s when we really get screwed.  They were recently at it over Obamacare.  Oh the Republicans still officially hate it and the Democrats conversely love it, but lately neither are as far apart as would normally make me comfortable.  The Politico reported that;

“Congressional leaders in both parties are engaged in high-level, confidential talks about exempting lawmakers and Capitol Hill aides from the insurance exchanges they are mandated to join as part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, sources in both parties said. The talks — which involve Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), the Obama administration and other top lawmakers — are extraordinarily sensitive, with both sides acutely aware of the potential for political fallout from giving carve-outs from the hugely controversial law to 535 lawmakers and thousands of their aides. Discussions have stretched out for months, sources said. A source close to the talks says: “Everyone has to hold hands on this and jump, or nothing is going to get done.”

The negotiations are extraordinarily sensitive only because they are trying to think of a way of exempting themselves.  They have been extraordinarily good at living by different rules than the rest of us.  They extraordinarily resemble the 1% many of them disparage.

Another extraordinary thing that happened is that the left media took notice.  Actually they always notice they generally just don’t do anything about it…until Jon Stewart took aim at lawmakers…

…Not a dimes worth of difference!

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