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Sunday, January 03, 2010

by R J Shulman
WASHINGTON - (PTSD News) - No sooner had the new year arrived than politicos had a new bone fight over - what to call the new year. In a comment to reporters on New Year's Day, President Obama said he wanted peace and prosperity for all Americans for two-thousand and ten." Newt Gingrich immediately attacked the president by saying, "only anti-American foreign-born black Muslims terrorists would call the the new year two-thousand and ten instead of twenty-ten."

"Twenty-ten will go down as a date in infamy," said Senator Jon Kyl (R-Ariz), "It's the date Obama declared war on American values by calling it two-thousand and ten." Former Vice President Dick Cheney also blasted the president by saying, "Obama is acting like we are not in a new decade, and that makes us less safe than under President Bush."

Most Democrats are behind the president, but Senator Ben Nelson, Democrat of Nebraska is holding out saying, "I will go along with calling it two-thousand and ten if there's an amendment saying its the year that abortion becomes illegal." Senator Joe Lieberman (I-Conn) said he had no objection, as long as there were at least 2010 loopholes that insurance companies can use as preexisting conditions to deny coverage."

President Obama said he would like to meet with Republicans to resolve the differences, despite evidence that Republican do not wish to cooperate. "It is important that we make sure that Obama's naming of the year fails," said Rush Limbaugh.

Not everyone felt naming the year was a controversial issue. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said she really didn't care about the precise name of the year, "unless the year was the same as an ammo caliber, such as 3006, which would need to be pronounced thirty-ought-six." Former President George W. Bush has a different take on the name of the year. "It's an old saying in Texas or Tennessee," Bush said, "that any fool knows the year should be called twenty-oh-ten."

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) said he was deeply concerned because, "what ever they end up calling this year, I'm afraid it will be business as usual."

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