Once upon a time, in the land of Milk and Money, it came to pass that a political man of some note chose to lead his Republican colleagues in a determined effort to humiliate the first African-American president into historic disgrace forevermore.
So it was that John Boehner (often pronouned Boner by his crude enemies) wore his title of Speaker proudly in presiding over more than 50 attempts in the House of Representatives to repeal the Affordable Care Act. And in a clever maneuver to hang the measure as a millstone around the president’s neck, decided to call it Obamacare for generations to come as an awful memory of the upstart in the Oval Office.
But on Thursday the Supreme Court ruled that enough was enough and voted 6-3 to uphold , eh…Obamacare as the law of the land of Milk and Money. Thus, to the consternation of the wisest of conservatives, Obamacare assumed a new storied meaning in an irony of ironies. The Boehner plot, visibly supported by a fellow named Mitch McConnell , widely known as the dyspeptic Senate Majority leader, witnessed their worst laid plans converted into one of the president’s greatest deeds with his name affixed to it throughout the ages. Oh, the horror of it all, they said. .
Antonin Scalia, a scowlish ghost-driven justice, was soon heard decrying his colleagues for making nice for ‘SCOTUScare” with their retreat into “jiggery-pokery”, thus defying a definitive translation for menials.. But some folks did recall that the same scowlish ghost-driven justice is given to expressing his belief that an embodiment of Lucifer walks menacingly among us.
Fortunately, other prominent figures like Marco Rubio simplified the language by insisting that the only way for Milk and Money to survive Obama’s sinister health care train wreck would be to elect Sen. Rubio as president.
Meantime, deep in the Heart of Texas, the voice of Rick Perry, also inclined to be president, was heard to say he would “save us from Obamacare”.
Relying on their own soaring vision of right and wrong, Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Rand Paul rose to America’s challenge by pledging to repeal the heinous law. But, undaunted by their lack of options, Paul said he was fully prepared to lead the repeal.
Rush Limbaugh, never aware of his freakish utterances, advised his eager audience that the Supremes’ action was an “absolute disaster” without confusing anybody with another plan.
Some days, it doesn’t pay for the oracles of doom to get out of bed.