Sarah Palin might agree with Ted Cruz when it comes to his anti-Obamacare speech, but she isn't likely to side with the officers who shot and killed a black woman in D.C. on Thursday after she attempted to attack the White House by breaking through one of its barricades.
No matter, as Ted may have finally found some ground he can agree with the president on, himself, since both men came under attack on Thursday, but for different reasons--and in different ways. In Obama's case it was the Capitol Hill car chase suspect's efforts to barrel onto his Washington residential grounds with her black Infiniti two-door car. In Ted's case it was the tongue lashing he took from fellow Republicans like Mitch McConnell for not having a better anti-Obamacare game plan to back up his Senate speech.
Both men are feeling the pressure for the choices they have made in their political careers, with one man facing greater physical harm as a result than the other. Fortunately, the physical threat to the president was extinguished by officers willing to kill for him, leveling their weapons en masse at the unarmed female who was carrying her infant in the car with her at the time.
Some say it was overkill on the part of all the president's men, or that there could have been a better way to neutralize the target bent on harming someone, anyone, especially in light of the fact she may have been mentally ill. And Sarah Palin is likely to find fault with the response as well, since she thinks Obama's "Barrycades" at the World War II memorial is overkill too, especially in light of the fact that the RNC offered to pay to keep the memorial open during the government shutdown.
Pres. Obama was attacked by a Kennedy on the subject of mental illness and Obamacare earlier this week, and now he has faced an actual physical attack effort by an alleged mentally ill woman. So maybe he needs to listen to Patrick Kennedy and finalize the important mental health rules for his new Affordable Care Act law, instead of continuing to put it off til the end of the year?
And maybe the president should let the RNC pay for the veteran memorial to be opened back up, since it isn't going to cost the government to do so, and doesn't he want to have parts of the government operating when it is possible?
And Ted Cruz needs to listen to the other members of his party and stop making defunding of Obamacare more important than it needs to be if he can't come up with a better alternative to it.
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