Keller @ Large: The Joke Is On Us

October 17, 2013 12:00 PM
Keller @ Large: The Joke Is On Us
" BOSTON (CBS) – The ridiculous stuff our political leaders in Washington say would be funny – if it didn’t hurt so much to laugh.

The pick of their punch lines Wednesday, as they lurched toward an 11th hour deal to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling, came from that master of comedy, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the Pat Paulsen of his era.

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(Ask somebody over 50 what that means if you don’t get it.)

Said Reid: “The compromise we reached will provide our economy with the stability it desperately needs.”

Actually, no, it will not do that in any way, shape or form.

To quote the most popular term used by non-comedians to describe it, the deal merely “kicks the can down the road,” with the government set to shut down again on January 15th and the debt ceiling raised until February 7th "

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