The debt crisis is likened to a Washington Kabuki dance.
Let’s just see if it is anything like.
In the first video below we have a kabuki presentation of the debt crisis.
President Obama appears, with aides, Daley and Carney (you have to have names with -ey for these roles in Kabuki, by the way). At 1:00 a woman shouts something… perhaps Michelle Bachmann? Can’t tell. At 1:30 Pres. Obama finally unveils his plan! There is applause. The aides are ready to to spin. POTUS dances.
But wait! There’s more. Not all goes well! At 2:28 POTUS shows he is is forced to shed some of the heavier parts of his plan. Journalists of the MSM swoop in to remove the evidence from view… in kabuki, the guys in black are invisible. Then Sen. Reid and Speaker Boehner, both in gold to symbolize our crushing debt they helped POTUS run up, rush in and symbolically cave in to the White House, with appropriate gestures. Thus, the American public are doomed, to use a more polite term.
The three, POTUS, The Senate and The House, negotiate on a perilously narrow runway. There is some flipping and occasional posturing. Then they jump around when they realize there are cameras. Eventually they run away out of view.
Just about it. Kabuki theater.
In related news, this is sort of how I hear Fox News covering this conflict. The following is a “NO!” play, also involving a lot of hot air.
Listen to the whole thing for the full effect… or at least to 1:20… you can do it.
Yes, I know it’s Noh and not No.
Or… wait… is that a replay of the Casey Anthony trial coverage? Anyway, that’s how I hear the coverage. Some great howling and a guy spinning around going pretty much no where.
Hard to listen to but strangely fascinating, noh? After a while it makes some sense. And it gives the lie to those who think that the national debt is no big whoop.
And, I would rather have that music for Mass than what most suburban parishes have. But noh liturgical dance, unless it’s like that.
The real flaw in my analogy of this Noh play and FNC coverage is that none of them had blonde hair.
The Japanese took a hit to their credit rating some years back. They’ve been there.