By Bill Tatro, Special for USDR
As I wait in breathless anticipation for the announcement to be made by Barack Obama about his new illegal immigration policy I can’t help be amused at the irony of the chosen venue, Las Vegas.
No…not because he used Vegas in 2013 to outline his blueprint for immigration legislation with no follow through, nor because of his infamous “you don’t blow a bunch of cash in Vegas when you are trying to save for college”, I’ll even cut him some slack when he chastised corporate America for holding conferences in Vegas in bad economic times. The Chamber of Commerce wasn’t happy about that comment!
What strikes me most is that putting booze, the glitzy girls and the All You Can Eat Seafood Buffet aside, Las Vegas is a city of games. There is action to be had for both the high and the low roller. To win, however, you must play and play well, exhibiting honed skills.
Obama comes to Vegas playing for some of the highest stakes in the Country, and maybe the World. Unfortunately for him, and us, he comes to Vegas without those gaming skills honed.
For the past six years, the President has been the House and he has been playing (competing) with such adversaries as John Boehner, Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy. As we know in Washington, as in Vegas, the House always wins.
“We’ll know what’s in it once we’ve passed it”.
“Just a couple of rogue Cincinnati IRS Agents”
Simply put, the President has had a relatively easy time competition-wise.
Since the beginning of his tenure he hasn’t been playing Craps, Blackjack or even Roulette with his so-called obstructionist foes. He has been playing Tic-Tac-Toe, with an occasional game of Checkers thrown in. That is why when going up against a Chess master, Vladimir Putin, he seems completely inept.
Yes, Mr. President, once again you have boxed in the weepy one and his cohorts and will walk away with somewhat of a victory. It may be advantageous to stow away the golf clubs and spend a little more time at the tables honing your techniques, your strategy and even your skills.
The real adversary is dead ahead and the last thing you want to hear from the Comrade is Checkmate or as they say in Vegas
Sorry, you’ve just Crapped out!