Thursday, September 26, 2013
In government offices which are sensitive to the vehemence and passion of mass sentiment public men have no sure tenure. They are in effect perpetual office seekers, always on trial for their political lives, always to court their restless constituents.
Walter Lippmann (1889-1974), Essay on the Public Philosophy
Have you heard of Senator Ted Cruz’s 21 hour quasi- filibuster,
He claimed Obamacare did not meet U.S. Constituents’ muster.
Constituents, said he, represent the public’s sentiments.
They should not be considered political impediments.
Their collective will should not to be denied,
Or in any other way decried or deprived.
Obamacare therefore must immediately be defunded,
No way, said Senate leaders, Cruz must be obtunded.
The nation’s constituents may be restless,
But Cruz himself is being totally reckless.
The Senate and the President have spoken.
The law is the law and cannot be broken.
Of the filibuster, said Harry Reid,
The Senate's head mime,
”It’s a waste of time.”
The Senate and the President,
Is the final litmus test?
To hell with all the rest.
And so on October first,
Put the pedal to the metal,
Sign up for your favorite federal medium,
A bronze, silver, gold, or platinum premium.
And never forget, a national law.
Although it may be appealed,
It can never be repealed,
In any situation,
under any condition,
Aha, said Cruz and his constituents,
The Senate forgot Prohibition.
Tweet: On October 1, come hell, high water, or Republican opposition, Obamacare begins. the Senate says.