Despite the risk of triggering a national credit default and worldwide financial meltdown, Barack Hussein Obama called House Speaker John Boehner yesterday to announce that he would never, ever, in a million-jillion years negotiate on America's debt ceiling because "that's not the way I'll get virgins in Heaven."
Which, no doubt, will come as a great relief to 72 young boys and/or terrified sheep.
Ha, ha! We're just kidding around, of course, since the president has set the precedent for not taking this whole potential crisis seriously.
If he was taking it seriously, he might heed these words by a Democrat Senator: "Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that "the buck stops here." Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America's debt limit."
That Senator, of course, was Barack Hussein Obama in 2006 - who now says that he was just "making a political vote as opposed to doing what was important for the country." It's nice to hear him acknowledge that his only political experience before becoming president consisted of not doing what was important for the country.
But now he's a different man, and he's putting the needs of the country first. Unless, of course, the citizens of that country would like to visit a national park, get a job, have a functioning healthcare system, or protect their economy from a suicide bomber.