The Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan concludes her Saturday 20 March column “Now for the Slaughter - On the road to Demon Pass, our leader encounters a Baier” wondering “at what point the administration will realize it [Health Care Reforn] wasn't worth the discord, the diminution in popularity and prestige....”
For all that Ms. Noonan can write a coherent 1200 word column on the topic of the decade, she completely misses the objectives of the left wing of the Democrat party: They don't care about “discord... diminution in popularity and prestige” if it gets us to the point where President Obama can get on TV and read from his teleprompter: “Fellow citizens, the country is failing... but the country is too big to fail. To keep it from failing, I am nationalizing the entire private sector of the country. Every private company is now a part of the federal government. State and local governments are now parts of the federal government. All residents are employees of the Federal government. Your local commissar will be in touch with each of you in the morning. May the force be with us.”
But not to worry: his approval numbers will be at least 60%.
I've lived in Detroit, St Louis, Kansas City, Pittsburgh PA, Marblehead MA. Worked as tech rep in Southern CA, Bay area, NYC, I've been to Europe a dozen times (Ireland, UK, Scotland, Sweden, Finland, Belgium.
Favorite restaurants are Gene & Georgetti's in Chicago, Roma Cafe in Detroit, Frankie and Johnie's in NYC, Rigazzi's on the hill in St. Louis (Also Charlie Gitto's, was Angelo's when I went there.)
For about a year I had small offices in Clayton MO, in the Country Club Plaza in KC. I rode a ten-speed bike around Lake Michigan (The bottom half in one week in June 1978, another week for the top half in 1980, used the Badger both times.
Don't get to travel much anymore, but still try to rent a car and go around the Lake in March every year. Sure, there's still snow, and it's not warm, OTOH there are no bugs and no toursts. Greatest little tavern in the world is Sherry's Port Bar in Garden UP MI