Monday, May 13, 2013

GOP's 'my way or no way' style

After a shipwreck in the middle of the night 11 surviving passengers end up in a lifeboat. All are adults. At dawn the group can see two seemingly identical islands in opposite directions. To the port side is Island A, to the starboard side is Island B. No other land is in sight.

Both islands are apparently the same distance from the boat. As the group has no provisions a decision about strategy needs to be made, ASAP. When the discussion covering which way to go gets underway it is revealed that six in the group are Democrats, five are Republicans.

Eventually, the six Democrats agree to paddle toward Island A. The five Republicans bitterly disagree. They say Island B is the better choice and denounce the vote itself as, "Premature and wrongheaded." The Republicans insist upon more debate before any paddling starts.

The Democrats declare: "It's all been said and it's time to move on."

The Republicans reply: "Premature and wrongheaded, premature and wrongheaded ... premature and wrongheaded." 

The Democrats say, "Majority rules, so help us get to dry land.” The Republicans start punching holes in the boat. 

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