March 26, 2017
The Dart of the Eel

From the New York Times:

On Friday evening, a somewhat shellshocked president retreated to the White House residence to grieve and assign blame. In a search for scapegoats, he asked his advisers repeatedly: Whose fault was this?

Increasingly, that blame has fallen on Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff, who coordinated initial legislative strategy on the health care bill with Mr. Ryan, his close friend and a fellow Wisconsinite, according to three people briefed on the president’s recent discussions…

After it was all over, the president dutifully blamed the Democrats, a party out of power and largely leaderless, after turning his back on their offers to negotiate on a bipartisan package that would have addressed shortcomings in the Affordable Care Act while preserving its core protections for poor and working-class patients.


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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at March 26, 2017 05:31 PM
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From the failure of this post to go viral, I assume I was getting a little too cute for my own good once again. Dart of Eel/Art of Deal… Oh, well, the hell with it. Probably nobody noticed the actual dart in the actual eel either.

Posted by: Jerry Doolittle on March 29, 2017 1:24 PM
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