Every time, every time I hear the Republican party described as the “Party of NO” I have only one thought. I wish.
If there really was a “party of no” I would join it.
Ask any parent, ask any grandparent, they will tell you. The problem with kids today is that no one tells them NO! I say the same about government.
When you have a child who is used to getting his own way, a parent will have great difficulty when they first start to to say no to the little brat. He will ignore you, call you names, even tell you he hates you, all in an effort to get his way.
This is exactly what is happening with government today. The brats have rarely if ever been told no before and they don’t know what to do. At first they tried to ignore us, then they tried calling us names, then we got the silent treatment. Now they, like every pre-teen that has ever come before them, say that they can do whatever they want and we can’t stop them. Its all so embarrassing.
But we, as the grownups, have to assess each of our children separately. One child, while they have in the past often disappointed us and even lied to us, has generally behaved well this year. He is showing signs of maturity. The trust is not completely there yet, but we have hopes. Lets call this child (R).
(D) on the other hand, (D) is the problem child. (D) does not listen to a thing we say. He acts up, spends money like there is no tomorrow, and blames every one else for his own mistakes. He even crashed the car after staying out all night on a binge.
So we sit down with him and explain to him. This is my house and while you live in my house you need to live by my rules. Let’s call it our Constitution. If you cannot live within the rules we have established, you can’t live here anymore.
Maybe, just maybe, he will learn some lessons out there in the real world.
Then, we gently remind (R) that no means no. Do you understand?
I hope so.
February 24, 2010 at 1:18 pm
Actually, it's more like R locks D in the basement, robs all of the neighbor's houses and burns the house down while the parents are on a cruise in the Bahamas. After his orgy of looting and pillaging, R takes a much-needed nap.
Meanwhile, D manages to escape from the basement before the house collapses and, because he has been instilled with a strong sense of responsibility he got from his grandmother, starts cleaning up the mess R made.
Soon after D starts, however, the parents return home and say "D! What have you done?! Why can't you be more like our sleeping little angel, R?"
The neighbors come around and tell the parents that R is the real source of the problem, but the parents will have none of it and cast D out in the street, calling D and all of their neighbors lying nazi, socialist pagans.
February 24, 2010 at 2:23 pm
No, then D kills the parents and blows all the insurance money in Vegas.
February 24, 2010 at 2:42 pm
You are confusing D with R here. I don't blame you, though. They are similar in many respects.
I wouldn't put it past R to kill the parents and try to frame D for the crime, however. He's a wily one.
February 24, 2010 at 2:57 pm
Ron Paul…"Dr. No"
February 24, 2010 at 4:33 pm
Also it is like woman who being forced into sex. No means no. But the party of O does not care because he got his stimulus.
February 24, 2010 at 4:49 pm
I say we need to have more children. This lifestyle is not sustainable in the long run, two children per family is not even replacement population growth. I hear Muslims are good at having lots of children… We better get on the stick and give birth to (C) or at least (L) before it's too late.
February 24, 2010 at 6:40 pm
The R's are a bunch of whining babies that say no to everything cause its not sweet filthy ri$H candy to them. The D are working on stuff and trying to get things to work. But R stick their nose in the air cause they are not getting any kick backs or oink money.
February 24, 2010 at 6:44 pm
anon1149 u lost me. who is c or l?
February 24, 2010 at 7:19 pm
Milhon1 beat me to it. I find if funny that a couple of days ago Patrick had that post calling Ron Paul crazy. And now he laments the fact that Republicans don't say 'no'. Seriously, Ron Paul isn't crazy – it's just that everyone else has drifted too far off course.
February 24, 2010 at 8:59 pm
Ron Paul is crazy on some issues, not on all of them.
Craig, open your eyes, and stop being idealistic. D is not responsible, he's been out partying harder than R, looting more from the neighbors than R, and throwing big bashes in order to gain popularity, paying people to come to the house and help destroy it. R has been doing much the same thing, to a slightly lesser degree, while promising not to.
They're both at fault, both doing the wrong thing. D does it a bit more, and R lies about it. R is apologizing now, but I don't trust them any further than I could throw an elephant.
February 24, 2010 at 9:55 pm
That's the thing about Idealism, Matthew, if it's 20% true, then that'll always be enough to make it 100% true in some people's eyes.
…Anyway, I was just going to comment on the great post, but after all the childish metaphor running… yowser.
Maybe it was too "Speaking to the choir." Well, the choir enjoyed it, anyway!
February 25, 2010 at 5:30 pm
The "D" fixes what ain't broke and then goes to another country to get his health care: