Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Row, row, row ... not!

There are 11 people in a lifeboat. Six of them are Democrats, five are Republicans.

In opposite directions there are two islands in sight. The debate over which direction to row the boat divides completely along partisan lines. After a vote, the Republicans flatly refuse to help row the boat toward Island A; they demand the group choose Island B, instead.

When the Democrats say, “Majority rules, so help us row toward Island A,” the Republicans start punching holes in the boat.

Which reminds me of an old slogan the stubborn rightwingers used a lot during the Cold War: "Better dead than red."   

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