Sen. Sanders’ Filibuster to Obama: Put the Kitchen Sink Back!

Washington, D.C. --

By Robert W. Armijo

Outgoing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I) took a stand against President Obama today by giving him a shellacking democrat style. 

They took exception when they discovered he made a deal with Republicans to extend the George W. Bush tax cut extensions by two more years. 

A deal that included giving away the White House kitchen sink as well.

Which was the straw that broke the camel’s back, enraging Democrats, provoking them into action.

“Not the kitchen sink too!” said a spokesman for House Democrats.

While Senator Bernie Sanders held the senate floor with a good old filibuster, Nancy Pelsoi headed straight for the White House with a carload of House Democrats.

“Let’s roll, boys,” said Pelosi.

As Nancy Pelosi and company pulled up at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, a “99'rs, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, Estate Tax and continued Bush W. Tax Cut Extensions for All Americans” moving truck was parked in front of the White House, its loading ramp already down.

President Obama himself with his sleeves rolled up was helping the moving men carrying the kitchen sink out of the White House out to the moving truck. Vice President Joe Biden standing off to the side drinking a beer, directing Obama and the moving men.

Nancy Pelosi and her boys jumped out of their car and immediately began blocking the loading ramp, their arms interlocked.

“We had to put the kitchen sink back for now,” said one of the moving men who was backing out of the White House carrying the kitchen sink when he bumped into Nancy Pelosi.

“We can’t let a deal this bad go through,” said Senator Bernie Sanders on the Senate floor, continuing with his historic filibuster.

“The White House and everything in it belongs to the people. It is after all the people’s house not his [Obama's]. He’s just a tenant. We the people are the landlords. Landlords of the shining house on the hill that is quickly turning into a tenement. So President Obama, I ask you, on behalf of the American people, who voted for hope and change…Put the kitchen sink back!”

“I don’t see what all the fuss is about,” said Janice Walker, 89, a homeless woman who lives across the street from the White House, while she stood in front of her shopping cart, filled with everything she owns. 

“They’ve been moving furniture out of there ever since they moved in two years ago," said Walker. "Last week it was a Zenith console TV set. You know, they don’t make those in America anymore…TV sets, I mean.”

Walker then pulled back a gray weathered Mexican blanket covering her shopping cart, revealing a Zenith console TV set hidden underneath.

“I got the last one, see?” said Walker smiling a toothless smile. “Now all I need is a new American dream to plug it into.”

Copyright © 2010 by Robert W. Armijo. All rights reserved.

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