I’m sorry. Now I understand. Until last week’s budget deal, I never really appreciated the importance of adult conversation, bipartisanship, moderation and calming a bunch of bullies by giving up everything you promised the voters.
I’m going to try to mend my ways. From here on out, I’m only going to advocate policies that have at least majority support with the American people. I hope President Obama, and the media that so admires his lofty elevation above all debate, will join me.
In keeping with this standard I propose for starters that we raise to the top of the agenda the following items most Americans say they want:
A faster withdrawal from Afghanistan
An end to corporate personhood
Increasing taxes on the wealthy
No cuts in Social Security.
An end to capital punishment
Mr. President, would you join us mainstream Americans for an adult conversation on these matters?
If not, could you advise us as to which programs we should threaten to abolish in order to get your attention? We’re kind of new to this maturity thing.