'Consequences' on the way for the United States

Published: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 08:29 PM.

To grant the president due credit, he’s only doing what he said he’d do. "We the People" chose to let him reload, so we’re now watching political Kabuki Theater as the mighty winner smites we lowly losers into our proper place of subservience.

Obama won a Pyrrhic victory but not by his arithmetic because the country can’t suffer any costs he values above political expediency. We’ll see. There’s a fat lady somewhere.

For the present it’s a dead issue. It is what it is and no volume of rants and recriminations will change anything, yet talking heads are still everywhere; they’re everywhere!

All news broadcasts, bulletins on the Internet and every newspaper headline is about the "cliff." I know it’s very serious, but we won’t know how it’s going to play out until the "Boss" finishes moon-walking and fist-pumping.

Then he’ll tell us, possibly during an appearance on "The View" or "David Letterman." I’ll check my local listings.

If any substantive deal gets done, it won’t be driven by love of country but rather polling and party ramifications. It’s politics. Red, white and blue has become black and blue.

To whom and to what have we surrendered our nation? Is the national audience that obtuse? Thankfully rhetorical questions aren’t explosive. Boom!

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