Monday, February 22, 2010

When did “eclectic” come to mean "It's time to reward our Masters"?

This is a joke, right?  Personally, I never had much hope for the federal deficit panel but seriously, this is a joke.  Right?  I know Michelle Malkin is laughing:

Ow. Ow. Ow. I am laughing so hard I can’t breathe. Can. Hardly. Type.

WaPo brings us the beyond-satire news that the White House wants to put SEIU president Andy Stern on the federal deficit panel. Now, it’s not just a dog-and-pony show. It’s a dog-pony-and-thug show. I love how WaPo uses the word “eclectic” to describe the choice. “Eclectic” is the new synonym for corruptocrat:

Eclectic trio of candidates considered for Obama deficit panel:

Republican David M. Cote, the chief executive of Honeywell International, has emerged as a top contender for a slot on President Obama’s commission to bring the nation’s soaring debt under control, a senior administration official said Saturday.

The White House is also considering appointing two Democrats: Andrew Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union, and Alice M. Rivlin, a budget expert and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve who recently launched a separate, independent effort to draft a bipartisan plan to stabilize government borrowing…

…Stern and Rivlin are well-known in Washington. Stern is president of the 2.2 million-member SEIU and an ardent supporter of Obama’s health initiative.
Yeah, I bet Andy Stern is well-known in Washington.  And particularly at the White House.  I guess the prevailing thought in the Obama administration is heck, since Karl Marx isn't available Andy Stern is the next best thing.

If this isn't a joke it can only mean one thing:  Obama is paying back his piper. 

Thanks to Jill for the heads up.

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