• Keep making arrows (a tweet to post conversion)

    Here’s what I wrote in seven tweets this morning:

    1. I’ve noticed a lot of folks are depressed and exhausted after the debt ceiling fight.
    2. Buck up! It’s important to keep floating and supporting good ideas even if and when Congress seems to ignore them.
    3. Why? Because Congress eventually will need better ideas.
    4. Consider health care. Congress is likely to do the simplest thing they can get away with. Meat ax cuts likely. Eventually, simple fails.
    5. So, we need many arrows in the quiver.
    6. Congress may always draw the dullest one, but in time they’ll need something sharper to slay the beast.
    7. You media folks: keep showing off those arrows. You research folks: keep making them.
    Back to work!


    • Counter argument from the Devil’s Advocate:

      1. Agenda of GOP is to cut social insurance.
      2. They have shown that they can do this, with Democratic complicity, though hostage deals.
      3. Why do they need better ideas (your point #3)?