December 17, 2009

THELMA SEEKS HIS LOUISE::

Obama: Do Not Fear; This Health-Care Bill Puts Us on the Edge of a Large, Scary Cliff (Mary Katharine Ham, December 15, 2009, Weekly Standard)

It was with an odd statement that Obama announced the progress he had made in meetings with Senate Democrats today on the health-care bill he's desperate to pass by Christmas, no matter what's in it.

“We are on the precipice of an achievement that has eluded Congresses and presidents for generations,” Obama told reporters after meeting with Senate Democrats for about an hour at the White House complex.

If you're thinking to yourself that the word "precipice" has negative connotations, and you're wondering why the great orator would use it to illustrate his grand victory, you have reason to wonder. Here are the two definitions of the word, both quite unnerving when applied to the health-care debate:

1. a cliff with a vertical, nearly vertical, or overhanging face.
2. a situation of great peril:

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 17, 2009 6:56 AM
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