So the inside-the-Beltway crowd is still wringing its hands today over the fact that there was no budget deal. The super committee failed to come to an agreement, and I’m blue in the face telling you that it behaved exactly as it was supposed to behave. It ended up doing exactly what it was supposed to do, and you’re blue in the face hearing it. They were not supposed to come to an agreement. There was not supposed to be any kind of a deal. And, lo and behold, Obama held a five-minute press availability today. What did he do? He went out and blamed the Republicans. Mission accomplished! That was the whole point of this.
“Do-nothing Congress! A super committee that couldn’t even come up with budget cuts and tax increases,” that won’t be implemented even ’til 2013. “They couldn’t even do that!” And right on cue, there’s Obama in front of the microphones and the cameras this morning saying, “Yep,” and blaming the Republicans for it. According to Politico, Harry Reid’s big contribution to the process was this. “In the thick of the negotiations, Reid … visited Ted Kennedy’s grave in Arlington National Cemetery with former Sen. Chris Dodd.” Snerdley, I want you to listen to this. Tap him on the shoulder and listen to this. “In the thick of negotiations…” Snerdley’s screening calls right now, and he doesn’t listen to the show when that happens.
I want you to listen to this for when people call about it. “In the thick of the negotiations,” Dingy Harry decided to have a Hillary Clinton/Eleanor Roosevelt moment. He took Chris Dodd; they went to Arlington National Cemetery; they wanted to commune with Senator Kennedy over what was happening. Chris Dodd “poured some whiskey on Kennedy’s grave while Reid recited a prayer,” I kid you not. This is reported in The Politico. The only thing missing was a waitress lying down on the grave with Chris Dodd then lying down or laying down on top of the waitress. Sort of a postmortem Dodd-Kennedy waitress sandwich.