I am seriously of the opinion that there is not a single office-holder in Washington who deserves either our respect or our trust and yesterday they managed to win the trifecta of utter elitist shamelessness and privilege:
1) Washington DC Airports Spared Sequester Impacts. Our betters mustn’t be made to wait; delays for you but not for them.
2) Obama’s $3 Million Cap on Retirement Accounts Would Not Apply to Him. That would be your IRA. At some point you’ve made enough money, but not him. He is, after all, the decider who knows what your “reasonable level of retirement savings” should be for us little people.
3) And finally, the main event: Lawmakers and their Aides May Get Exemption for Obamacare. Because the problem-plagued, unmanagable and partly unconstitutional monstrosity that’s good enough for the rest of us is nowhere near good enough for them, their families or their pals.
Congressional leaders in both parties are engaged in high-level, confidential talks about exempting lawmakers and Capitol Hill aides from the insurance exchanges they are mandated to join as part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, sources in both parties said.
The talks — which involve Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), the Obama administration and other top lawmakers — are extraordinarily sensitive, with both sides acutely aware of the potential for political fallout from giving carve-outs from the hugely controversial law to 535 lawmakers and thousands of their aides. Discussions have stretched out for months, sources said.
Even the Chicago Tribune understands that the president is punishing the nation for not feeling appropriately inconvenienced and unhappy about the sequester.
UPDATE: From Instapundit: Did The Government Cause Our Long-Term Unemployment Problem? Hey…they have jobs. That’s all that matters, right?
Ed Morrissey notes today’s walkback and wonders if it’s time to make popcorn.