Worst. Poli-theatrics. Ever.

If the spectacularly hapless political theatrical we’ve been enduring for the last two weeks were on Broadway we’d be throwing rotten veggies at the whole boiling of them — especially Obama-the-Present, Egregious Harry Reid, WeepyBear Boehner, The Pelosi, The Joe, and Beige McConnell — and demanding refunds.

Worst. Casting. Ever. When the final curtain rings down on these fakers, not a single one will have covered themselves with glory, although a few performances will get reliable raves from reliable reviewers. The rest of us will impotently grumble that we’ve been ripped off and with predictable cheap drama and boilerplate.

Forget Broadway. I feel like we’ve just spent two weeks watching the cartoon shorts and coming attractions, and now the feature presentation is about to begin. A lot of work has gone into this monster, so sit back and enjoy: Default, the Movie.

You’d better like it, because the sequel is already in production. And I’m sure some people are already lining up for previews.

Others may very well be lining up at the banks.

We deserve better than this perpetual game of chicken.

And please. Don’t argue for your “side.” There is no side. There is the political class and then there are the rest of us proles.


About Elizabeth Scalia
  • mochalite

    Preach it, sister!

  • Mary E.

    Phooey! on all of them, Senate, House and Administration. Double phooey!

  • http://rosarynovice.stblogs.com/ Augustine

    Crete a fake crisis, pretend to solve it, win! Or so is the thinking in DC and myriads of editorial offices. The incredible thing are the millions who buy this flimflam and take it rather seriously.

  • http://ashesfromburntroses.blogspot.com/ Manny

    I’m sick with the whole lot of them, including the Republicans. What is the end game? The tea-party crowd has no strategy. It’s pure temper tantrum. No one hates centralized governence more than I do, and therefore I despise Obamacare, but this is not going to change anything. But ultimately the President has to have leadership, even if it means he has to give something even though he holds the trump cards. This is not leadership. It’s his legacy he’s ultimately besmirching.

  • NCMountainGirl

    There are a few who seem to get it. I thought Congressman Schweikert hit the nail on the head when he asked a group of reporters “None of you guys were math majors, were you?” The media coverage of political and economic issues becomes more abysmal with each passing week, The simple fact is this nation cannot continue to spend borrowed money.

  • crossdotcurve

    This fiasco is 100% created, sustained and owned by Tea Party republicans who hijacked the government over a law (upheld by the Supreme Court) that they don’t like. They are pathetic frauds who deserve the scorn being heaped upon them. Ted Cruz. Mike Lee. Ted Yoho. They claim to revere the constitution, but have no respect for the constitutional process when they don’t get their way. Spoiled brat children holding their breath. And the GOP leadership has obviously gone castrati.

    To claim that President Obama is somehow responsible for this train wreck is laughable.

  • David

    It’s clear this cast is a rather shoddy one. Two and half weeks of posturing, inconvenience, and stupid talk is all we to show for it. No leadership, no anything. Perhaps we need to do what Andrew Jackson did when faced with a lot of debt and a colossal economic downturn – he had Congress wipe it all out and start from scratch. Oops, that requires leadership.

  • TXRed

    A pox (and pax) on all their Houses (and the Senate, too). My grandmother would have swatted the lot of them and sent them to bed without supper.

  • mrsd

    Howzabout they all set a good example, by signing themselves up for Obamacare, to demonstrate what a fine product it is?
    What’s good for the goosed, is good for the dandererd.

  • Fiestamom

    I still hate the media the most. If they reported honestly on anything, a lot of this would end.