If the Democrats play their cards right, the foxes may now guard the chicken coup instead of the other way around; no malapropism intended. Yes, Martha, there may yet be a cure for Gingrichitis, and the chicken shit shenanigans of the folks who brought us the so-called Republican revolution of 1994.
And, the mindset that led to the precedent setting cancellation of the Republican convention may be the last shot these chicken hawks have to recoup their losses. Despite all the muscle flexing, they don't have the cojones to pull off the kind of coup the Soviets did, or the Cubans, or the Venezuelans. Instead, we're treated to a Sarah Palin's rendition of "One Coup Over the Cuckoo's Nest".
Think there is no difference between Democrats and Republicans? Think about this: if we were to see a re-run in November of the 2000 election, only with Obama getting the 270 electoral votes needed to declare victory while McCain takes the popular vote? You can bet that John McCain, unlike Al Gore, won't look to the Supreme Court for resolution, but will instead call in the national guard!
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