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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Texas Hold 'em Congress Fold'em

So, Congressional Democrats think they are going to shut down the War by cutting off funding. Reid and Pelosi are about to get a reality check…don’t try a bluff with a poker player from Texas.
The Administration’s first “call” was a notice that civilian Pentagon employees will start facing layoffs in December. I suspect the next bet is, we will begin hearing about base closures and personnel consolidation within the U.S. and overseas. I can’t wait for the howls of protest when the military begins to close bases in countries, that are only allies because they thrive on the largess of the U.S.

The United States maintains over 737 military installations around the globe. When we begin shutting down those bases, hundreds of billions of dollars will cease to flow into the surrounding economies, crippling restaurants, retailers and service providers, not to mention massage and tattoo parlors. We’re talking revenues that rival the GPD of the many countries we occupy. Now let’s see who’s the bad guys.

Mr. Reid and Mrs. Pelosi have called the President into the center of town at high noon for the big showdown. Bush may not own this town, but he is the Commander in Chief of those that protect it. So, in a move of colossal miscalculation Congressional leaders are about to go “all in” against a guy holding all the chips.

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