Monday, October 1, 2012

Ezra Klein's Medical Metaphor of Congress

With which we agree entirely: "If Congress was your doctor, they'd give you too few antibiotics and, when that failed, give up on the idea of antibiotics altogether".

We'd frame it ever-so-slightly differently here: first they'd give you the wrong antibiotic (military spending), then underdose it (budget sequestration), then give up on the idea of antibiotics altogether (threaten to default), then claim you do not suffer from an infection (return to embrace of Bush 43 economic policies), and then deny that there are such things as germs in the first place and allege that your illness is due to insufficient faith (self-explanatory). Only Twitter will not allow for that length, which is among the reasons why we've never been able to embrace Twitter.

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