Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Laws of Nature (and Washington)

It occurred to me this morning that what is going on in the nation's capitol may just be confirmation of the Laws of Nature. For example:

A. "What goes up must come down." Every time the President invites Congressional Republicans up to the White House to negotiate, they walk out and head back down Pennsylvania Avenue.

B. "Every action causes an equal and opposite reaction." Whenever the Democrats off a 'deal' (even the one with the deepest cuts anyone has suggested or the most recent one that gave the Republicans everything they said they wanted at the beginning of this mess) the House reacts by saying that's not at all what they wanted.

C. "A body at rest tends to stay at rest." The Republicans won't budge.

D. "A body in motion tends to stay in motion." The Tea Party is driving us all deep into a tragic mistake.

All this time I've thought the problem was because of partisan politics. In actuality, Issac Newton predicted this long ago....

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