Malice in Wonderland
by Emma X
"Why is a Raven like a writing desk?
I haven't the slightest idea!"
|A very merry un-birthday to you!|
There is nothing to celebrate, but now Republicans must
act like there is, because they asked for the party.
Why so cynical, you ask? At long last government leaders are sitting down and talking. That has to lead to something positive. Well I hope so. But so far they are just gritting their teeth. The kindest compliment and the most positive feedback anyone has offered is that Mr. Obama is a good host, and perhaps something can happen in the future. What they have brought to the table are the same stubborn positions both sides have touted for years. Isn't repeating an action in the hope of a different outcome the very definition of madness?
The Tea Party faction is bringing along the same mousetraps, memory and muchness conversation they bring to every gathering. When they talk about compromise, they are describing what the opposition needs to do. For them Tea Time stands still, just as it does in the Lewis Carroll tale. Party goers may change seats, but nobody changes policy. Revelers have circled the table many times, and no no one has a clean place. It is most unpalatable.
|The Tea Party Vision Of Wonderland|
One might as well say, 'I believe what I legislate' to be the
same as 'I legislate what I believe'.
|"I think you might do something better with the time,"|
said Alice, "than waste it in asking riddles that have no answers."