He told me Obama has once again fallen into our trap. We send out minions to demand Obama consult with Congress before deciding anything on Syria. If he does we obstruct to save America and give him no guidance or support. And if he doesn’t all the better for us. Either way we win since if it goes wrong we can blame Obama. And if it works we can parade our dupe, John McCain to trumpet how he was for attacking and republicans love America and children more and hate evil doers and want to punish them more than sissy liberals like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.
This fascinated me. I asked if the Stimulus and bank bailouts were similar to this situation. The “bwa ha ha” guy said “of course. We wanted the big banks to be bailed out all along. We don’t own small banks.” Then the guy looked at me suspiciously, perhaps wondering what a guy in a suit bought from Farm and Home Supply was doing at the club. I thought quickly and said “I sure do miss Ronald Reagan.” He put his hand on my shoulder and said “You’re a good man. I knew I could trust you.”
I thanked the nice fellow for his lesson. Then I began to worry about all the Syrian people who would be killed by cruise missiles should President Obama order and attack. Particularly when thousands were killed by means other than deadly chemicals. Dead is dead, isn’t it? Or is the level of outrage determined by how innocent people are killed? Blowing up a building full of people is better than gassing it? So as long as Assad and the boys are using bullets and bombs and not chemicals we are content to condemn as that’s a nicer way to kill.
Then I remembered that I am a republican now and all these silly philosophical questions are a waste of time. There are companies like Raytheon and GE and General Dynamics who make money off of things we use to kill people. It’s okay when we do it. So I quickly called my broker and told him to find out who makes cruise missiles and buy me some stock.
And may God bless America.