I find myself confused over the macho factor when considering the $14-trillion national debt ceiling and the impending deadline for U.S. bankruptcy.
- We have a president who was elected in part for being against the war in Iraq from the start. But then, once in office, he caught the Texas Tough Guy disease in the White House drinking water and doubled down in Afghanistan, a country where it’s far more difficult to “win” any kind of peace.
- The speaker of the House is a guy who cries at the drop of a hat.
- The Democrats want to tax the rich, while the Republicans demand spending cuts.
- The Democrats are the rich, and the Tea Party Republicans tend to be less affluent.
- The last Republican president, in part, created the most recent deficit problem by spending well over a trillion dollars on foreign wars.
- The Democratic president got his rear-end handed to him in the mid-term elections, so he’s sprinting towards the center, while the Republicans are attempting to keep him on their left flank using the tax issue as their anchor.
- The debt crisis is moving from southern Europe towards Italy, where the prime minister is implicated in not only sleeping with everything that moves but a girl who is under age.
For all the machismo around the table at these White House summits, I wonder if maybe it’s time to turn this problem over to the women? The guys haven’t gotten very far and sometimes women are better at getting shit done and building bridges.
Yes, Michele Bachmann and Nancy Pelosi are probably my two least favorite politicians on the planet.
But how about we let Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Republican Senator Olympia Snowe take a shot? They have both proven an ability to find center ground in the past, when the boys have failed. If that doesn’t work, bring in the big guns, Hilary and Condi, to get something done.
A good man knows when its time to get the heck out of the way and let the women take over.