Saturday, October 15, 2011

Just No, No, No

Former President Bill Clinton knows tax policy and has improved his diet. He’s also reputedly a good golfer but can be excused that. However, his belief in the restorative power of the game appears rooted in an earlier era and is extraordinarily naive. USA Today reports

Clinton would like to see another change — one dealing with the gridlock on Capitol Hill. Clinton probably sports bruises from his partisan battled with Republicans during his eight years at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. And he sees things haven't gotten any better between the GOP and the Democratic Party.

His solution? Tee it up.

Clinton said that while the country is less racist and sexist and more acceptable of homosexuals, one division needs to be improved.

"We don't want to be around people we disagree with," he said. "Just think about it. It's a bad thing, I think, for our country, that we don't like to be around people who disagree with us.

"Golf brings people together. Once you actually see somebody as a human being, it becomes impossible to disregard what they have to say, and you might learn something. I think it's really important."

The problem with Washington is not that people can’t get along. It’s that the GOP has seized on the tactic of opposing Barack Obama because he is Barack Obama- or, rather, because he is a Democrat- and was rewarded handsomely at the polls in 2010.

Jon Perr has the numbers for the party following Nancy Reagan's advice (on drugs)- the Just Say No Party:

This isn't surprising, given that before the mid-term elections Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell asserted"The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president" with the "single biggest political goal" to "give our nominee for president the maximum opportunity to be successful." Afterward, he defined cooperation as "if the president is willing to do what I and my members would do anyway, we're not going to say no."

Bill Clinton, though, believes it all can be solved with golf. He loves hitting that little white ball and walking up and down the fairway with the other rich guys, as when business was done amongst the good 'ole boys. But the Reagan-Tip O'Neill show is over and this is a far different crew with a different attitude toward the opposing party, and the country.

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