I couldn't resist posting this one fellow Slurpee sippers, couldn't resist. Having a few years of classroom experience as a catechist under my belt, this riff always reminded me of the one kid in every class who gets a huge laugh with a fart joke from a discriminating audience of fourth-graders. Fueled by their audience reaction, the clown then never knows when to stop. That seems to be Obama's overwhelming problem as president though isn't it? He didn't take the resounding message from Scott Brown's election to heart. Instead, he proceeded to push the health care agenda, driving his credibility as a pragmatist and his huge majorities in Congress right over the cliff. "That's what elections are for," he rationalized:
"If we're unable to resolve differences over health care, we will need to move ahead on decisions," he said, alluding to using reconciliation, a controversial maneuver that prevents a GOP filibuster by requiring only 51 votes to pass legislation.
Obama added that if voters are unhappy with results, then "that's what elections are for."
Be sure to keep a celebratory Slurpee on hand next Tuesday as Obama appears poised to get an earful from those unhappy voters.