William Rivers Pitt On Obama: "He Blew It"
Back to the Health Care Drawing Board
[Back to Pitt's "He Parked It" Drawing Board.]
Give some credit to Democratic Sen. Max Baucus of Montana, who unveiled his $774 billion health care reform bill on Wednesday, for being true to his word about wanting to craft a centrist, compromise piece of legislation. That's exactly what he did, and after revealing his bill, that's exactly where Baucus put us: in the middle of the road, right where all the squashed roadkill can be found lying on top of a long, yellow stripe.
[See that squashed roadkill? It is lying in the middle of the road right next to Pitt's credibility.]
It's a nonsense bill, to be blunt, tossed like a hand grenade into a debate already raddled with nonsense as it is. The far right Teabagger brigades want you to believe this reform effort will remake America into a socialist disaster zone where killing grandma is mandatory but insuring undocumented immigrants is only required. Thanks to the unutterably compromised mainstream (read: corporate) media's relentless pursuit of "equal time," each and every one of these shamelessly incorrect and morally bereft accusations have been provided with exactly 100 percent more air time than they deserve. The result has completely polluted the national debate on health care reform.
[The perpetrator of Fitzmas Fraud is lecturing the media on journalistic ethics. Stand by now for a harsh criticism of the one about whom last week's Pitt proclaimed "He Parked It."]
Now comes Baucus and his mixed bag of centrist, half-a-loaf goop, which was brought into being for three sad reasons:
[Try not to drink while reading Reason #1 or risk drenching your computer monitor.]
1) President Obama all but disappeared from the debate over his own health care reform for weeks, which allowed the inmates to take over the asylum. This was a failure on the part of the administration that could have lasting, catastrophic repercussions for the White House
[So much for "He Parked It." No longer operative.]
2) In far too many instances, Democrats in the Senate are made up of what Richard Nixon would have described as "first-rate second-rate men," timorous, still somehow frightened by their GOP cohorts despite the Democrats' dominating majority, and totally unwilling to do anything that might annoy anyone, anywhere, ever, and
[3) ...Too busy laughing at Pitt's complete reversals.]
3) An obsession with making health care reform a bipartisan process, which is the specific genesis of Baucus's bill.
[The Baucus bill is bipartisan. Both Democrats and Republicans hate it but that was the bill being pushed last week by Mr. "He Parked It."]
...No "public option" to balance the playing field and offer real health care alternatives to people who cannot afford insurance under this plan. Not even a "trigger" to activate some form of public option down the line if circumstances warrant. A pile of other important aspects that are critical to creating actual, workable, legitimate health care reform have likewise been excised by Baucus and his yellow-striped legislation proposal.
[The one whom you stabbed in the back predicted that Public Option is DOOMED.]
[Standby for the money quote!]
Because the president blew it by checking out of the debate he started.
[Pitt just tossed "He Parked It" under the bus.]
Because too many Democrats in the Senate would fold in half if they weren't propped up by aides and staffers due their absolute lack of spine.
[That sounds like Pitt's condition when he leaves Bukowski's: Propped up.]
Because all these Democrats continue to cling to this mind-boggling desire to be bipartisan when it comes to crafting this reform legislation.
[Meanwhile Pitt continues to cling to this mind-boggling desire to be consistent. Pitt continues to go on and on pontificating on a subject about which he is completely ignorant since he once posted a comment that he is completely clueless when it comes to economics. There is also no need to go to the few DUmmie observations since the bulk of the humor has already been provided by Mr. Consistency. Just remember these two Pitt proclamations:]
[Pitt 09-09-09: "He Parked It."
Pitt 09-17-09: "He Blew It."]
And, finally, the Pitt inconsistency theme song, "Self-Recanted Evening" sung to the tune of "Some Enchanted Evening" written by Charles Henrickson:Self-recanted evening,
When you see the flip-flops,
You may see where Pitt stops
Across the DUmmieland.
And somehow you know,
You know even then,
That sometime you'll see him
Recant once again.
Going where the wind blows,
Not knowing where to stand.
He'll write to the left--
That's left to go right--
Will's so busy dancing,
He can't sleep at night.
Who can explain Pitt?
Who can tell you why?
Will gives two versions,
Neither one can fly.
Some fantastic FReeping!
Someone may be laughing,
You may hear the laughing
Among the DUFU fans.
And night after night,
When we go to bed,
That sound is our laughter--
Will Pitt's in our thread!
Will Pitt's swing and miss,
Then he'll discover
He can't recant this!