Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Yes, today is Groundhog Day! The day when Punxsutawney Phil emerges from his hole, takes a look around at the world, then lets us know whether or not things will be getting better anytime soon.
So when the groundhog pops his head up, just what is he going to see in this strange world of Hope n' Change? He'll see the fruits of the president's "engagement" policy as countries throughout the Mideast boil over with revolutionary fervor and an uncertain future. He'll hear a president who refuses to acknowledge the seriousness of our debt crisis, and plans to borrow even more money in the belief that solar shingle research will usher in a new age of 1950's Soviet-style greatness.
And the groundhog will learn that a federal judge has ruled that Obamacare is an unconstitutional power grab because it forces citizens to buy a government-designated product...and that the Obama administration has granted over 700 wink-wink nudge-nudge waivers to politically-connected groups (40% of whom are unions), despite Mr. Obama's declaration that the system will only work if everyone is forced to pay.
The groundhog will see that House Republicans can create and pass bills...but those bills will subsequently be killed by Harry Reid in the Senate, or with a single stroke of Barack Obama's veto pen, essentially meaning no substantive problems can be solved until after the 2012 elections.
All of which would explain why the groundhog might sigh deeply, retreat back into his hole, pick up a revolver, and...and...shoot the TV.
Wait - what did you think he did?