Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Political Ego

WASHINGTON -- "My colleagues, this is our opportunity to make history," implored Chairman Max Baucus as the Senate Finance Committee last week opened consideration of his bill. Politicians, in their most self-important moments, see themselves as instruments of national destiny. They yearn to be remembered as the architects and agents of great social and economic transformations. They want to be at the signing ceremony; they want a pen.”

Robert Samuelson, “An Exercise in Ego Gratification,” Newsweek, September 28, 2008

Could it be what drives health reform is ego,

Therefore,consequently,axiomatically,and ergo.

According to Robert Samuelson’s prose flow.

Democrat ego makes them want to run the show,

why to any length they think they can go,

as they try to control all - friend and foe.

That includes the AFL-CIO,

enemies who go blow-by-blow,

or foolishly toe-to-toe,

anybody else who says hello.

Only they are in the know,

have enough knowledge in stow.

They want their destiny to glow,

to have their place in history to grow.

For them there is no quid pro quo,

no living with the evil status quo.

About their victories they will crow,

But it will be up to voters to show,

upon whom destiny's laurels to bestow.

which politicians under the truck to throw,

during the next mid-term election fandango.

Dr. Richard Reece’s latest book, Obama, Doctors, and Health Reform ( is available at,, and for $31.95 (hardcover), $21.95 (softcover), and $6.95 (electronic)

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