How not to save a boat from sinkingby Hugh Holub on Jul. 14, 2011, under politics
There were 2 people in a boat and it was sinking.
The two passengers were a Republican and a Democrat.
The Republican immediately blamed the Democrat for all the holes in the bottom of the boat.
The Democrat point out it was the Republican who punched the holes in the bottom of the boat.
The Republican countered that the Democrat had built the boat and designed it so it would sink.
The Democrat answered by saying the boat was well made…but it had been run into the rocks by the Republican.
…the boat sank lower in the water…
The Republican said we cannot keep throwing good money after bad by trying to fix the boat.
The Democrat predicted dire consequences if the boat was allowed to sink.
The Republican asked the Democrat if he knew how to swim.
The Democrat asked the Republican if there were any life preservers on the boat.
…sharks started circling the sinking boat…
The Republican offered to fix the boat if the Democrat would agree to never build another boat.
The Democrat said ok, but the Republican would have to pay more to maintain the existing boat.
The Republican refused to pay more for maintaining the existing boat.
On the right hand side of the beach Republicans cheered their Republican’s position in the boat.
On the left hand side of the beach Democrats cheered the Democrat’s position regarding the boat.
…both the Democrat and the Republican stared at each other, but neither picked up a pail and started to bail out the water filling up the boat.
Whose fault was it when the boat sank and both the Republican and the Democrat drowned?