|"Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast"
|"The liberal soul shall be made fat, and he that watereth, shall be watered also himself."
-- Proverbs 11:25
Obama was handed the football at the Democrats one yard line. The team outlined eight plays it needed to get a touchdown. Close Gitmo, repeal DADT, repeal DOMA, run a transparent government with no secret meetings, reform health care, bring our troops home from Iraq, and provide a stimulus to energize the economy and create much needed jobs.
The home team fans are in shock that we're not even close to a goal, and it's fourth and ten at the fifty yard line! This administration is preparing to punt as there is absolutely no possibility they will pull out a fourth and ten with their playbook.
That brings Obama, unfortunately, to where he is now. He's blown three downs on his health plan, by not handing off to his backs, who had a clear line and yardage with the public option. Instead, Obama thought he could throw completed passes over the heads of the defense, who had all the top line receivers covered. Now, it's fourth and ten, on the fifty yard line, and despite his favorable numbers when the game started, it's clear he's not going to get the first down before the first quarter ends, based on the fact that he has brought in the punting squad on the health care reform play.
It's sad for those of us that put money on this game, and felt Obama was the best quarterback this country had for taking back our rights and leading us forward in popularity in the eyes of the world. Instead, he has failed to follow the calls made from the sideline, lost yardage and was sacked when he made audibles, and now is forced to punt because the team is not sure they can complete a fourth and ten on the fifty yard line with their true health care reform play.
And all of this against a team whose record is worse than that of the Detroit Lions.