Obama pre-emptively shuts down Government to appease GOP
WASHINGTON – Continuing his pattern of negotiating before being at the negotiating table, President Barack Obama shut down the Federal Government today.
“We must work together,” said Obama, on the 16th hole of Pebble Beach. “By shutting down the government right now, we’re showing Republicans that we are open to their suggestions.”
Having won control of the House, Republicans enter the new Congress confident and with one major agenda item – destroy Obama. Noted for his need to have Republicans like him, Obama used an obscure Constitutional law to shut down the federal government, as well as all state and local governments.
“We mean business,” said Obama. “I’m well aware that Republicans want to destroy my Presidency and legacy. It’s time to meet them halfway.”
For their part, Republicans were not pleased.
“Barack Obama’s socialist agenda will not stop with shutting down the government,” said incoming Speaker of the House John Boehner. “Until Obama begins impeachment proceedings on himself, this country will never be safe from terrorist attack.”
Obama Senior Adviser David Axelrod said that the plan for the President to impeach himself is on the table.
“We’re looking at it,” said Axelrod. “All I know is that having the Government open hasn’t helped us at all. We’re open to any and all alternatives that Republicans want so that they’ll play golf with us.”
Crossposted at William K. Wolfrum Chronicles