Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Jehovah! Jehovah! Jehovah!

In case you missed it, over the weekend President Obama made 15 recess appointments to positions the Republicans have been holding up. The GOPers jumped has gotten all upset, warning that it's gonna make Republicans that much less likely to work with the President and Democrats. That's funny. As if Republicans have shown any rationality and reason since Obama took office.

Remember, this is a Republican Congress that voted against the stimulus, denounced it in the national press, then went home and had pictures taken with big, sweepstakes-size stimulus checks while bragging to their constituents about the money "they" had gotten for them. The same Republicans that voted against the entire Affordable Healthcare Act, even thought it was basically the same Republican plan from 1994.

So the idea that President Obama's recess appointments are gonna "poison the well" of bipartisanship is laughable. In fact, it's pretty clear President Obama is flexing his muscle a little after whipping the GOP's ass on HCR and sending a message: You guys continue to play the obstructionist game. You're losing.

Meanwhile, we couldn't help but think such "warnings" from these Republicans remind us of this classic scene from Monty Python's Life of Brain:

- Look, I don't think it ought to be blasphemy, just saying
- You're only making it worse for yourself!
- Making it worse?! How could it be worse? Jehovah! Jehovah! Jehovah!
- I'm warning you! If you say "Jehovah" once more... Right! Who threw that?
Come on! Who threw that?

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