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  •  two-year-olds... (2+ / 0-)
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    ontario, tb mare

    These Republicans are like two-year-olds.  They refuse to take "no" for an answer.  Mr. Boehner throws tantrums, stomping his foot, pounding his podium and repeating all the naughty words his mother told him not to use.  Mr. McConnell pretends that he's playing baseball and only he gets a chance to be at bat, no matter how many strikes he's already made.  

    When the Democrats pass a bill creating a new department, the Republicans can't accept that they lost; they instead deny the agency appropriate funding.  

    It seems that the Republicans learned this trick from Mr. Bush, who, among other things, underfunded the SEC and FDA, agencies he abhorred, leading directly to the Wall Street shenanigans that caused havoc for everyone except the instigators and to expensive food recalls after innocent consumers grew ill and/or died after eating tainted foods.

    At least most two-year-olds grow up and accept consequences and responsibility.  But there is little if any hope that the loser-Republicans in Washington will ever mature.  

    (The only signs that they are capable of understanding the concept of "no" is that they didn't totally ignore the election results and insist on inaugurating Mr. McCain or Mr. Romney.  But maybe it is just more fun for them to continue to rebel against parental authority of any sort than to acknowledge even a Republican "adult" in the White House, who they would have to obey and perhaps cooperate with on occasion.)    

    •  the game is keep away (1+ / 0-)
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      tb mare

      Republican Senators tossing the ball over Reid's head. No matter how high he jumps he can't catch it. They are bullies but to save his pride he has to pretend it is good clean fun.

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