I just wish they would stop calling it political Kabuki. Frankly, I find it insulting.
Kabuki derives from the verb kabuku, meaning "to lean" or to "to be out of the ordinary."
There is nothing "out of the ordinary" about the political theater Obama & Co and Congress have been staging. Just business as usual. A bad B movie poorly written: everybody knows already how it's gonna end and who's done it, and who will get the shaft. And yet, there is nothing you can do about it (the movie has already been cut), as you watch one and a half hour of mediocre writing, and bad acting. Not to mention the half-truth oratory and thought-terminating clichés of the sanctimonious animatronics marionette currently sited in the oval office.
Call it a bad Soap Opera, if you must, but Kabuki it isn't---Kabuki has style.
Or else make them all wear makeup!
Posted by Nausicaa : the words to say it