Thursday, September 3, 2009

A bitingly funny political cartoon

by Smitty

Michale Ramirez brings teh funny.

Of course, if the definition of insanity is "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results," then one is tempted to ask: Is there something funky in the Potomac River's water if the last President actually to reduce the national debt was, in fact, Harry S. Truman.

So, my guess is that economic reality resides among the following:
  • Outside my ken. The concept of gazinta==gazoutta, or Kirchhoff's current law for you engineer weenies, doesn't seem to matter, if the borders of the United States are a meaningful boundary.
  • O'Rourke's Observation: "Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys."
  • Smitty's Worry: our adversaries, knowing that they cannot topple us in a straight-ahead military engagement, decided to pursue economic judo, and the effects are, well, cripplingly expensive.
Robert Reich wants the POTUS to "Show Courage on Healthcare". Courage would entail facing the people and saying that there is no fu[nd]ing way possible to do anything at the federal level that improves upon the situation, in a Constitutionally inarguable way, without exacerbating the crushing debt problem. Forget your wishful thinking, Mr. Reich: sane people want to know how it actually works in the decades out.

Restated, Mr. Reich, water does not flow uphill. Or it can, briefly, if blown by a strong wind. Yet the leftist blow job seems unsustainable, despite an impressive array of highly skilled practitioners and windbags.

Fishersville Mike is on board.

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