Friday, January 1, 2016

Golden Oldie: Fibber McPOTUS' Closet

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We take you now, back to the days of yesteryear, back before there was a "C" in CGI, back before there was video...back when special effects relied solely upon the theater of the mind! Once upon a time, there was a radio program called "Fibber McGee and Molly". Fibber McGee, as his name might imply, was known for his tall tales and 'face saving' lies, though none were of a magnitude with "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it"!

There was a running gag in the show, that Fibber McGee had a closet that was stuffed to overflowing, and the poor, hapless soul who opened the door of said closet, was subject to an avalanche of junk, brick-a-bracs, pots and pans and who knows what, to come crashing down upon him, all conveyed with only the sound effects of falling objects to stir one's imagination.

Thinking of the Fibber and his closet made me think of Obama and his Obamacare closet...once they opened the door to that "bill they had to pass to see what was in it", all kinds of garbage came crashing out. Millions of people lost affordable plans they were satisfied with, others discovered to their shock and chagrin, that their premiums would double and triple, and their deductibles would skyrocket under Obama's new "Affordable" health care.

In the imaginary world of "Fibber" McGee, there was no clean up of the mess. It was all imaginary - sound and fury, signifying little. Much like Obama's policy pronouncements. In Obama's case, the mess is only imaginary insofar that none of the statements used to sell the program had any semblance of reality. But, the mess is real, and will likely take decades to clean up, only if we can manage to elect some honest, adult leadership who are willing to uphold the Constitution of the United States.

Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

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