Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Baseball As Metaphor
Watch a pickoff move to first base, and you'll learn all you need to know about politics. Particularly (but not exclusively) as practiced by the current crop of Republicans.
Without fail, in every single ballpark around the country (and in Canada, as it turns out), when the home team's pitcher flings it to first, the fans are pretty quiet; maybe a complaint about a safe-call. But when the opposing pitcher does it, from the booing of the fans you'd think Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was in center field taking a bow.
And if you think that's hypocritical, wait until Rs take control of the Senate, and listen to what they (and their RWS™ and their Foxified flock) say about Ds filibustering. It'll be the most unAmerican, unconstitutional, destructive action not only in the history of the US Congress, but in the six-thousand year history of the planet.
Sorta makes you wish it'd happen when Mitch McConnell is still around (well... no). It'd be jowly entertainment at its finest, assuming it doesn't make you want to slit your own throat.