posted at 11:53 am on December 11, 2012 by Ed Morrissey
My friend Jackie Leo offers her readers at The Fiscal Times an appropriate Christmas poem in this season of brinksmanship. It offers a little more optimism than most can muster at the moment, but as Hans Gruber said in Die Hard, “It’s Christmas, Theo — it’s the time for miracles, so be of good cheer.”
How well did that work out for Hans and Theo again?
But just when the hope of a deal seemed to vanish
A man rang our bell, and he called out in Spanish
He looked like John Boehner, a bit orange and stiff
And his perfume was Old Spice if your nose caught a whiff
He said, “Mis amigos” I come bearing news
There’s no reason for you to be singing the blues
The government won’t push us all over the cliff
But what it will leave us is hardly a gift
You’ll pay more and get less, assuming you’re able
It’s a little like service from Time Warner Cable
Add Medicare cuts and surcharges galore
And pray that we finally get out of that war
Be sure to read it all.