In the following story, the scorpion is the Romney Republican establishment. The fox represents Republican conservatives. The moral? Never make a truce with a scorpion.
The Scorpion and the Fox
One day the fox came a river, and prepared to swim across.
A scorpion was standing there and asked the fox to give him a ride to the other side.
The fox refused, saying, "If if I let you on my back you will sting me and I will die."
The scorpion swore he wouldn't do that, because if he did, he too would drown.
Although skeptical, the fox agreed, let the scorpion climb on his back, and began to swim.
In the middle of the stream, suddenly he felt a painful sting on his back!
He cried out to the scorpion, "Why, oh why, did you do that?! Now we are both going to die!"
And the scorpion, as they sank beneath the waves, replied, "It is my nature."
"A Socrates quote that in my opinion could be applied directly to all the conservatives who have wasted their time, energy and treasure on the Republican presidential nominating process this year: 'He is not only idle who does nothing, but he is idle who might be better employed.'”
Tom Hoefling, April 21, 2012
"Conservatives now have about as much power to enforce conservatism in the Republican Party as a lamb has to enforce vegetarianism in a pack of wolves."
-- Tom Hoefling, April 15, 2012
What if you went to a restaurant, read the menu, but every time you tried to order something you really want and need to keep body and soul together, they told you, "sorry, we're out of that"?
That's kind of the way it is nowadays for the conservative clientele of the Republican Party.
"Hello, welcome back to the Pachyderm-a-RINO Restaurant! I'm Mitt and I'll be your server today."
"Oh, hello again. Why don't you give me some of this 'Balance the Budget and Stop Deficit Spending Now' stew, please. I've always wanted to try it."
"Oh, that's really good stuff, you bet...but....sorry, Chef Boehner says that if you want that you're a big baby and just don't understand how the kitchen works."
"Oh my...well, okay, I guess...let's see...hmmm...then give me some of that 'Limited Government" salad..."
"Oh, the healthy dish that's in all our ads...well.....no....sorry, that's just too hard to make. The media critics would have a field day if we started cooking that up, and we'd lose our jobs, so no, you can't have that either."
"Wow. Hmmm...well...okey-dokey then...how about some of this 'Provide Equal Protection For the Right to Life' entre, with a side of 'Defend Marriage'..."
"No, of course you can't have that. Court order. What are you, a single-issue extremist?"
"Well, noooo...I like lots of things...uhmmm...do you have any 'Secure the Borders' succotash?"
"You are so heartless."
"Oh, well, gee thanks. So, is there anything at all I can actually order in this joint?"
"Well, no, but you can pay the bill, leave a big tip, and tell everybody in town how great it is that you didn't give your business to the Donkey Grill down the street - just like you always have!"
Tom Hoefling, March 25, 2012
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