Southern Man

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Politics Explained

Adapted from
All the talk lately of “bipartisan consensus” and the smug No Labels movement brought back to mind the surely apocryphal but truthy story of the Russian visiting a U.S. Senate aide shortly after the fall of Communism in the old USSR. “Please explain two-party system,” the Russian asked, having no experience with multi-party democracy. “It’s simple,” explained the Senate staff veteran. “We have two parties in America—the stupid party and the evil party. Since I’m a Republican, I’m in the stupid party, and we stupidly battle against the evil of the evil party. But sometimes the two parties get together and do something really stupid and evil. We call that ‘bipartisanship.’”
Southern Man's allegiance is with the Tea Party and he is not yet sure to what extent they will be stupid or evil.


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