This is the refrain from the 1962 Bob Dylan song. Though I LOATHE using wiki for anything (their information is user editable) I DID copy this: The refrain “The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind” has been described as “impenetrably ambiguous: either the answer is so obvious it is right in your face, or the answer is as intangible as the wind”.
For this post you may think of a flag or a weathervane, blowing in whichever direction the wind blows. This is the current stance of President Obama regarding immigration.
Per Mr. Obama, the Senate (D) has provided bipartisan (grrrrr!) legislation but the House(R) has “sat on it” for over a year.
Secondary to Republican inaction, Mr. Obama is FORCED to take unilateral action to quell the “Humanitarian Crisis”. UNLESS it jeapardizes the tenuous hold fellow Democrats have over the Senate. Mr. Obama cites Republican inaction ON the influx of immigrants and now uses the same logic to explain his OWN inaction.
OH, have I got the song for this!
Hey, just thought…the analogy continues. A “rolling stone gathers no moss”. When you are in perpetual motion you move in a somewhat uncoordinated and haphazard fashion. Nothing sticks to you….you are without stability. In effect, you “do not have a strategy” about much of anything.
This typifies much that the Administration does. It reacts to changes in mood, temperature, moisture….okay, I am descibing an infant…..One that only knows that “SOMEthing” is wrong but is unable to articulate it OR do anything about it so all it can do is react to its’ surroundings and cry.
The other day, the President was talking about Congress but he did so in both a positive and negative fashion. I cannot recall the speech. I told my wife that since generically they are ALL “Congress”, when Mr. Obama speaks positively about them he refers to the Senate (D) while negative remarks are the purview of the House (R). The word “Congress” becomes a homonym to the President…a word that sounds the same but has different meanings.