My favorite undergraduate political blogger has a nice post up on the dynamic that is currently playing out between the Democrats in Washington and that darned Health Care Reform.
I think he’s got it about right, for now at least.
For the uninitiated, Wile E.Coyote and the Road Runner are classic Warner Brothers cartoon characters (see the clip above) whose antics are the pinnacle of slapstick comedy.
Wile E. Coyote employs endless gadgets and traps to catch the speedy Road Runner. No matter how hard he tries, or diabolical he gets, his plans always backfire, leaving the poor Coyote scorched, crushed, frustrated but determined to try again.
Which, if you think about it, is a little bit like the Democratic party in Washington today!
First, the coyote is armed with an arsenal of weapons (courtesy of ACME). Likewise, the Democrats have the White House, a forty seat majority in the House, and previously a twenty seat majority in the senate.
But just like the lovable lunatic Coyote, the Dems have proven to be their own worst enemy.