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BuzzFlash: If Obama Wants to Effectively Counter the Republicans, He Should Remember That You Can't Negotiate With a Shark


-By Mark Karlin

January 4, 2011- There is not a human being who would try to placate a shark, but apparently President Obama still believes that he can reason with the jaws of the GOP.

It's particularly naive on the part of the White House, since we've been through this all before whenever the Republicans have controlled a national branch of power in the past few decades.

So, it comes as no surprise that Rep. Darrell Issa (R-California), incoming chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is shouting to the rafters that he is going to do everything but a bodily investigation of President Obama and his administration.

Calling the White House "one of the most corrupt administrations" in history, Issa is boasting that he is going to subpoena Obama officials right and left. The GOP has gotten a little more savvy since their relentless assault on Bill Clinton. Issa will try to avoid looking like Ken Starr by arguing that he will conduct his ongoing witch trials in the name of saving taxpayers money.

But you can't conceal a shark by putting a calculator in its mouth. According to Politico, one of Issa's areas of inquiry will be to investigate "how regulation impacts job creation." You know what that means: a push for more deregulation.

It's estimated that sharks may lose and grow back around 30,000 teeth in a lifetime. Maybe, the best political education for Obama would be a visit to an aquarium or a viewing of "Jaws."

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