The enemy within is more insidious. On Capitol Hill, Barry knows the public servants not getting their money will never forgive the Republicans [until next time] – more new Democrats. Hiding to nothing.
And yet who is the real enemy? The idea of helping the needy is a good one but never in the way Barry does it. His legacy is to leave the nation mired in debt it cannot escape for generations and not only but, as Karl Denninger writes:
This is what happens when governments create the conditions in which monopolies can flourish.
And thus, Barry is a martyr to the cause on Shutdown Day. Has everything stopped?
The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Tuesday rose 62.03 points, or 0.4%, to end at 15,191.70. Merck & Co. led blue-chip gains, up 2.4% after the pharmaceutical company said it cut 8,500 workers.
Of course, the Wall Street professionals quoted by Marketwatch warn that if the “shutdown” goes on too long (and is compounded by not raising the debt limit), then financial markets could suffer.
In the meantime, the public is learning that most of the federal government employees are not essential, and that we can get along fine with a smaller government.
But are people learning that or are they suckers for Barry’s game? The evil with people like him is the cynicism and the adoption of holy posturing. This is not a good man, his backers know Obamacare in its current form is a no-no and yet they milk it for all it’s worth, with the other side getting the blame for any failure and a get-out-of-jail-card for our Barry.
Even the clever clogs can make mistakes though once they try to gild the lily:
Via IPJ, a more humorous view:
And one last bit of perspective from Jesse:
The masters of the universe who are a bit closer to the inner circle of Moloch will almost certainly have a word with their servants and retainers in the Congress, and bring them to heel after a few days. It is all a game after all, isn’t it?
[H/T Chuckles or haiku]