Mea Culpa December 13, 2013: The House passed a compromise budget bill that looks likely to pass in the Senate next week proving that there is no such thing as a sure thing and that the only locks are on doors!
|The teflon President!|
How, you may ask, can I be so sure that the federal government will have a repeat of the shutdown when funding once again runs out January 15, 2014!
I spell the reason O-B-A-M-A-C-A-R-E!
Consider: A panel of House and Senate lawmakers trying to craft a bipartisan budget deal to avoid another government shutdown Jan. 15 reportedly missed its first informal deadline Monday.
The lawmakers last met three weeks ago, and have no meetings scheduled before their formal Dec. 13 deadline for a fiscal blueprint, the Washington Times reported.
Congressional members who will translate the budget into individual spending bills had pushed for a Dec. 2 deadline, saying that if they didn't have top-line numbers by then, they'd be hard-pressed to pass stand-alone bills before Jan. 15, when funding runs out for many federal programs, the Times reported...' (Source)
In the past we have spoken about one Obama administration tail wagging the dog moment after another that were designed to cover-up a prior scandal that is subsequently overtaken by yet another tail wagging the dog moment synthesized to obscure a different scandal and so on and so on.
If you're sufficiently confused, baffled and lost your focus of the actual issue by the last paragraph then the Obama administration will have achieved its goal.
The end result is that no scandal or cover-up is ever resolved or really even investigated but instead simply fades into the background with the complicity of the mainstream media that seems to serve at the pleasure of the President.
Leading by this strategy of flim flam florio is good work if you can get it and the Obama administration and Democrats in Congress have raised the process to an art form!
Back in September when the Syrian chemical weapons red-line was crossed coupled with Obama inaction TPC asked the following:
Question: What happens when one Obama administration scandal and subsequent cover-up runs into another which runs into another and then another and...?
Answer: Could the answer possibly be an escalation of White House solutions in the form of other crises, some potentially manufactured, designed to take the prior scandal out of the media and off of the minds of the American people who most likely weren't paying attention anyway! (Source)
What is an administration under fire heading into the 2014 mid-term elections to do in order to change the subject, try to help the Democrats who are up for reelection while at the same time demonizing the 'enemies' in the Republican Party?
Do what worked so well for them leading into the rollout of Obamacare of course!
Shutdown the federal government and change the subject while pinning the blame for any pain on the Republican Party and its radical, bomb-throwing terrorist wing named the Tea Party.
And if there is no actual pain then the President will do whatever is in his power to create pain ala the cancellation of White House tours or furlough of TSA agents.
And that my friends is the definition of leadership, Barack Obama-style.