September 12, 2009

But If Bachman-Turner Overdrive Are Available...

From Newsvine: Obama says Status Quo no solution on health care

In a searing indictment of the Seventies boogie rock band, Obama told supporters Saturday that he would not stand for their unique brand of danceable pop hits as a solution to the nation's healthcare crisis.
"I will not accept the Status Quo. Not this time. Not now," the president told an estimated 15,000 people during a rally. . . .

"If you come to me with a serious set of proposals, I will be there to listen. My door is always open," the president said.
A Serious Set of Proposals is, of course, a lesser-known bootleg album of Lynyrd Skynyrd tracks from 1974, although the president seemed even more enthused by the thought of breaking out some old Machine hits:
"In other words, [losing coverage] can happen to anyone," Obama told the raucous Minneapolis crowd. "There but for the grace of God go I."
Even Republicans joined in the broad condemnation of the ageing British rockers:
Reacting to the president's new campaign, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said: "The Status Quo is unacceptable. But so are the alternatives that the administration and Democrats in Congress have proposed."
Pundits have been surprised by the Republican ire directed towards the Quo, as their 1979 hit "Whatever You Want" is usually taken as an implicit endorsement of the laissez-faire policies that the right tends to favour.

I think I've taken this one far enough.

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