After delaying Senate Finance Committee negotiations three separate times, ranking member Charles Grassley now says that he wants a further delay in coming up with a Finance Committee health care bill. An estimated 3 people nationwide were surprised at this.
The trouble is that one of those three people apparently is Finance Chair Max Baucus, who continues to insist that a bipartisan compromise can be reached. So here is the question for all you therapists (professional and otherwise) out there:
What exactly would Grassley have to do to convince Baucus that the Republicans simply are not going to accept anything? Would it require showing up on Rush Limbaugh’s show and comparing Baucus to Hitler? Maybe TPing Baucus’ house? Spitting in Baucus’ face in front of a nationwide television audience?
The possibilities abound! Use your imagination — although keep it clean.
UPDATE: A reader points out that Grassley and Enzi might simply be fronts for Baucus. This is a fair point. Thus, budding psychoanalysts may also fruitfully consider the question of “Max Baucus: Stupid or Evil?”