American Elephants


What’s “Fast and Furious” Really All About? by The Elephant's Child

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi tried valiantly to claim that nasty Republicans were only attacking poor Attorney General Eric Holder because he was attempting to righteously prevent nasty Republicans from keeping poor black Minority members from voting by requiring them to prove to polling officials who they are by showing a picture ID. I don’t know where you could sell that whopper, and have it believed.  Perhaps in San Francisco.

We also have learned that panicky Democrats have hauled out Watergate, and attempted to claim that was worse.  There were NO dead bodies in Watergate, it was an ill-advised break-in to the opposition’s party headquarters. And that was wrong. But the Watergate scandal was about the attempt to cover it up. There were still NO dead bodies. The Court determined that “Executive Privilege” cannot be used if the assertion is shielding wrongdoing. The DoJ must provide a compelling rationale for each assertion.

Fast and Furious, the gunrunning scandal, depended on dead bodies for success. If the scheme was to work, people had to be killed, and that is indefensible.



When You Make Bad Choices, You Have to Pay the Consequences! by American Elephant
March 24, 2010, 1:16 am
Filed under: Health Care, Law, National Security, Taxes | Tags: , ,

We have a country mired in financial crisis, with out-of-control spending, escalating national debt and escalating deficits.  On the international scene, we are fighting one war and winding down a second one — trying to protect a fledgling democracy  as it proudly holds free elections.

We have had a further terrorist attack on this country, fortunately unsuccessful.  The country that funds, trains, and foments almost all of the Islamist terrorism in the world is actively seeking nuclear weapons.

So what has our president chosen as the most important question to be addressed in his first year?  Reforming the health care system that is the envy of the world, by convincing people that poor Americans who are lacking health insurance are dying in the streets, the victims of voracious insurance companies.  People in Europe and Canada actually believe this blatant nonsense.

“Repeal and Replace” is the rallying cry.

I am convinced that economics will accomplish what neither politics nor common sense has been able to reach in the vanity and conceit of the political class.  Despite the gloating and huzzahs of the Democrats, there is more to reforming health care than just saying “Make it so!” In spite of all the speeches, economic reality is going to rear its ferocious head.  ObamaCare has always carried the seeds of its own destruction.  It’s not going to be pretty.




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