04/26/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Cartoon: The Great Wall of No

John Stewart recently said he was unsure if Obama was a "Zen Jedi Master" about to make his move, or just a dud...or something like that. I can relate. I have to admit, when the Dems lost MA, I felt pretty low.


Now, Obama seems to be pressing the pedal on this thing. His newly released proposal, while lacking a public option, does solve a huge chunk of the problems facing Americans.

And then there's the GOP, fresh off their hypocritical stimulus ribbon cutting tour. The idea of getting these guys into a position where their total and complete intransigence can be highlighted is not only a political winner, but might be the start of a clever revival for the Dems.

If Obama really is playing for keeps, he'd do well to mention that the plan he's proposing is almost identical to the one proposed in 1993 by the Gingrich-led Contract for Americommandos. Somehow the Teabaggers of the time failed to see it for a socialist plot. Go figure.

Obama seems to be slowly coming around to the fact that the GOP is just are not going to work for the common good, because their idea of it is so amazingly messed up they actually believe the status quo is preferable.

So, with all that in mind, I'll keep hoping for a few deft slashes from the executive lightsaber.

May the Force be with us.