And now - Best Actors in an Ongoing Political Dramaon February 25, 2013 @ 5:59 am (Updated: 6:44 am - 2/25/13 )
I was reading the various commentaries over the weekend about our latest budget emergency, and it appears that the political class now has two primary concerns:
Who gets blamed if, in a week, the worst happens - and who gets blamed if, in a week, the worst doesn't happen.
We have the Republican camp worried they might have overplayed their hand in letting the sequester happen, and that when the TSA lines are three hours long, they will be blamed. Then you have the Democratic camp, which has been running from house to house screaming, 'The sequester is coming! The sequester is coming!' Worried that if the TSA lines do NOT grow to three hours, they will be accused of making it up.
But the parties do it because no one pays attention unless there's a cliffhanger - and if you don't have a real one you make it up - like they did in "Argo."
Interesting that the first lady Sunday night awarded Best Picture to "Argo," a film which told the story about a real event, with actors who looked like the actual people involved, but in which the climactic escape scenes were completely fabricated. I think history may come to the same conclusion about this sequester crisis.
If we really wanted to fix the economy, we would find out who's hoarding all the cash the government has been pumping into the banks, and why they're not creating jobs with it. Now that could provide some real drama.
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