So now it’s January Fools Day? I can live with that. I do wish someone had bothered to tell me, however. After reading this article, it took me a while to figure out it that it had to be a joke. It shouldn’t have taken me so long to realize that, when something is too good to be true, it’s probably not true. Besides, it would be totally out of character for President Obama to do something that would be good for America.
It was the President’s adviser, Dan Pfeiffer, who pulled to January Fools Day gag, when he pretended to respond to Republican threats not to fund anything to do with the President’s executive action on amnesty:
A top adviser to the President, Dan Pfeiffer, warns there will be retaliation if that is the case. According to Pfeiffer, Obama will simply shut down the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), if his end-run around Congress is not funded.
After reading that I was thinking: “Well, all right, Mr. President! What a great New Year’s gift for all Americans!” Then I continued reading:
… the President’s adviser stated the Republicans wouldn’t “dare shut down” the DHS…
That was when I realized something didn’t square. Barack Obama may be so far out of touch as to think Americans would be upset if the DHS were to be shut down, but Pfeiffer? He’s smarter than that, right?
Apparently, in the holiday dump of new regulations and Executive Orders and Executive Memos, the President changed April Fools Day to January Fools Day.
So, I fell for Pfeiffer’s January Fools gag. Sue me.
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?