Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Going Postal, or Hello, Newman!

When we look back the current madness in the future, I think it's quite possible that we might remember August 11 as the day that Obama Care suffered the mortal blow. And the funny part is this: it may have died by the president's own hand. How, you ask? Well, our agent of Hope and Change compared the proposed public option for health care to the Post Office. The ever-alert Cuffy Meigs has the skinny at the link, to wit:

Yep. That's true. And the jokes pretty much write themselves, although Cuffy was nice enough to provide Seinfeld music on the end of his video to help set the mood. If you've been paying any attention lately, you know that the postal service is hemmoraghing money right now and that it is likely to eliminate Saturday delivery. So why would we want to create a new health delivery system that is as efficient as the Post Office? And to extend the analogy, the way the president posits the matter, the current health care regime is more like the FedEx and UPS; competitors that win in the marketplace.

So riddle me this: why again do we need a new, substandard federal system? Why is this so urgent?

Thank you, Mr. President. You've come up with the perfect analogy and provided a great service to your nation in doing so. You have my heartfelt gratitude.

p.s. if you ever wondered why the president needs a teleprompter at something like a town meeting, this is why.

1 comment:

Leo Pusateri said...

I wonder if the "One" likes the flavor of his feet...