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OBERMEIER RAPPORT: Congress Acts To Put Putin on $15 Bill

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Written by Pat Obermeier

WARNING THIS IS SATIRE/ Sense of humor strongly recommended!

Washington, D.C. (Obermeier Rapport) The newly convened 2017 Republican-led Congress took quick action on several of their top priorities. First up: cementing ties between President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, by creating a $15 bill with the Russian leader’s face on the front.

“With no fear of a presidential veto, we’ve been given a golden opportunity to show Americans what we stand for in clear terms. What better way than honoring the man idolized by our president-elect?” Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan told CNN.

“Why wait until January 20? Destroying democracy is a big job,” said Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader. “And we intend to do it. We will build on what we started last year with Obama’s Supreme Court nominee. We are fast- tracking this. You can expect to see Putin in every American’s wallet very soon.”  

CNN host, Alisyn Camerota, asked the president-elect’s incoming press secretary, Sean Spicer, if he anticipated any blockage of this act by the Democrats and the few anti-Putin Republicans. Spicer said, “The idea that you should be talking about the conclusions or actions you’re going to take on a conclusion that you’re…ah… not final yet is unbelievably irresponsible.”

The interview ended with Camerota shaking her head.


Pat Obermeier is the author of the political satire, The President Factor: The Reality Show That Rocked a Nation and a four-time Emmy award-winning creative writer and producer who worked in the TV industry in NYC for close to 20 years.

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Pat Obermeier

Pat Obermeier is the author of the political satire, The President Factor, The Reality Show That Rocked a Nation and a four time Emmy award winning creative writer and producer who worked in the cruel and shallow money trench of TV in New York City for close to 20 years for folks from CBNC and NY1 to BRAVO and Studios USA.

She is known for her out-of-the-box, humorous, off-center approach to projects and the subsequent­­––almost requisite––response of are you nuts, we can’t say/do/run that! from her less adventurous clients.

Her writing has appeared in The Buffalo News, The Flash Fiction Press and the Buffalo Anthology, Right Here, Right Now.