While President Barack Obama appears to rely on appointed committees, commissions and reviews to decide how to move forward making decisions on START, DADT, Bush tax cuts, the deficit, you name it, he fails to require a consensus when deciding to play a game of basketball. No procrastinating there. No committees, commissions, reviews to have a look-see.
The games are played so quickly, the public hears about them after the fact. Sure, he ended up with a split lip last time that required twelve stitches, but again, all that was discovered after the fact. Game-play is fast.
It is rumored, (after the fact again) that the President likes to play a rough, tough, body shoving, sharp elbows, kind of knock down basketball game. And he likes winning.
What about winning at governing? Why doesn't he apply those same kinds of ass-kicking tactics with the uncooperative Republicans whose only goal is, as stated by minority leader Senator Mitch McConnell, "To make Obama a one term president."
McConnell isn't patriotic. He isn't serving the needs of the American people. Blocking a vote on the START Treaty is threatening world peace. Republican behavior is so dysfunctional it would never serve as a plot for the old East Wing television series: not rational, too sick, never happen. Maybe suitable for South Park.
Forget the committees, commissions and reviews. Forget trying to play nice. The Republicans don't care about Americans who lost benefits and will go hungry over Christmas. The Republicans represent the rich, well fed, 2% at the top of the food chain. Shame on them.
They threaten to filibuster? Let them be the electorate's guest. They can spend Christmas night sleeping on cots and eating sandwiches.
No one voted for Barack Obama to become President so that he could appoint committees, commissions and reviews to enhance his decision making skills. Never once during that rigorous campaign did he say, "Yes we can, but after I appoint a committee, commission or review to see what they think I should do..."
The Presidency is like a free throw, slam dunk game.
Don't split a lip.