Thou Doest Protest Too Stupidly
"Truth always lags behind, limping along on the arm of Time."
- Baltasar Gracián
following was written by David Waldman, found on Dailykos.com:
here's the basic lesson of the teabagging hissy fit. The
new Republican "theory" of democracy:
GOP wins: "Mandate! Elections have consequences!"
GOP loses: "Tyranny! Fascism! Revolution! Secession!
Think about that. And think about how they used to tell you
with a straight face that when Republicans won, "the
adults were back in charge."
Think about that when the Sinn Fein arm (with apologies,
I guess, to the actual Sinn Fein) of this Idiot Republican
Army arrives back in Washington to plead oh-so-earnestly
that they just want "bipartisan compromise."
Think about that when they tell you they demand a say in
how we fix health care, rebuild our economy and protect working
peoples' rights to build better lives for themselves and
their families. While you were working for these changes
back home, they were feeding the rump end of their "base" in
the hopes that they'd spike any and every deal.
Think about how wise it is to seek "compromise" with
vipers who will, the moment they don't get their way, turn
and hiss, "Revolution! Secession!"