Wednesday, December 08, 2010

The Madness Behind Those Who Would Take Hostages

Supreme irony. Vern Ehlers let something slip that so far has been overlooked in all the madness.

And liberals won't be the only hard sells, reports Grand Rapids' boots on the ground in Washington. U.S. Rep. Vern Ehlers says he expects some in his own Republican caucus to oppose the deal because it would allow the Democrats to claim an accomplishment in lame duck.

So let's get this straight. The Republicans, who took the hostages in the first place, and succeeded in extracting the ransom, are now going to balk because letting those hostages go would be perceived as a victory for the person that got the hostages to safety.

I wonder if President Obama understands that he is the only real hostage here.

Although reports have Republicans backing this plan, just how many votes will they put up? Anyone take a head count yet?

A little food for thought as this battle continues.